Marathon Ventures Recalls Macadamia Nuts For Salmonella

Marathon Ventures, Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling various retail and bulk packages containing raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Bellevue, Nebraska — Marathon Ventures, Inc. announced that it is voluntarily recalling various retail and bulk packages containing raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may 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, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), 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.

The issue was brought to the Company’s attention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following routine testing.

There have been no illnesses or injuries reported to-date affiliated with these products. Anyone concerned about an injury/illness should contact a physician immediately. Marathon Ventures, Inc. has informed the FDA of its actions and is cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation. Consumers who have purchased the items listed below should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

The items below were sold after March 11, 2014, through grocery, food service and other retail outlets throughout the country.

UPCBRANDPRODUCT
DESCRIPTION
UNIT WTCODE DATE
LOT NUMBER
0 15400 86635 4ShurfineMacadamia Diced Nuts5oz/142gBest By: 11 MAR 2015
    Best By: 23 JUN 2015
    Best By: 11 AUG 2015
0 15400 16635 5Western FamilyMacadamia Diced Nuts5oz/142gBest By: 11 MAR 2015
    Best By: 23 JUN 2015
    Best By: 11 AUG 2015
    Best By: 6 OCT 2015
0 75450 13287 8HyVeeMacadamia Nuts2oz/57gBest By: 27 AUG 2015
    Best By: 28 AUG 2015
    Best By: 10 OCT 2015
0 85239 52108 3Market PantryChopped Macadamia Nuts2.25oz/64gBest By: 28 APR 2015
    Best By: 1 MAY 2015
    Best By: 28 MAY 2015
    Best By: 1 JUL 2015
    Best By: 23 JUL 2015
    Best By: 21 AUG 2015
    Best By: 16 OCT 2015
0 75049 42186 4Pear’s GourmetMacadamia Nuts Raw16oz/454gBest By: 23 JUL 2015
 Cash-Wa DistributingMacadamia Nuts Raw5lbs/2.27kg
14170
    
14261
06509Pegler SyscoMacadamia Nuts Raw5lbs/2.27kg
14052
    
14094
    
14128
    
14181
    
14267
Bulk CaseMayan GoldMacadamia Nuts Style #525lbsPO# 0011766 SDC 0034

Consumers may direct their questions regarding the recalled items to Marathon Ventures, Inc.
Customer Service toll-free at (800) 828-7688 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30PM Central
Time or via e-mail at customerservice@marathonventuresinc.com.

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