Raw Macadamia Nuts Recalled Due to Possible Health Risk

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Nuts & Nut Products
Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement:
Potential Salmonella contamination
Company Name:
NOW Health Group, Inc.
Brand Name:
Now Real Food
Product Description:
Raw Macadamia Nuts

Company Announcement

NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling its NOW Real Food® Raw Macadamia Nuts – Product Code 7119, Lot#3141055 – because this lot has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.

This lot was distributed online and in retail stores nationwide.

Recalled products include:

Item Number

Description

Lot Number

Best By Date

7119 NOW Real Food® Raw Macadamia Nuts, Unsalted, 8 oz. pouch 3141055 01/2021

No other NOW Real Food® products are affected or are involved in this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product.

NOW became aware of the potential contamination after routine sampling in a later lot of finished product (which contained the same lot of raw material as used in the recalled lot) found the bacteria. This later finished product lot was not released and remains in a quarantined state.

NOW has provided information on this recall to all its retailers who purchased this product and has encouraged retailers to make every effort to contact their customers to facilitate the return of affected products.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Raw Macadamia Nuts should stop using the product immediately and return it to place of purchase for a full refund. Receipt is not required for refund.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact NOW’s Customer Service Department by phone at 888-NOW-FOOD (888-669-3663) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time.

Read the full FDA report here.
As published by HealthyExaminer.com