Whole Foods Market of Austin, TX, is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Macadamianuts_406x250Based upon routine testing conducted by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contracted laboratory, it was determined that the raw macadamia nuts tested positive for Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date. The product was labeled as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts” and was packaged in 11-oz. plastic tubs. The recalled product has a best-by date of Feb. 4, 2016, and a UPC code of 7695862059-1. Recalled items were sold in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT Whole Foods Market stores. Customers who have purchased this product should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Whole Foods Market Customer Service, (512) 477-5566, ext. 20060, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., CDT. Salmonella is 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, 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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.