Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a Lakewood, CO-based natural grocery chain, is recalling one lot of Natural Grocers brand Caribbean Fruit & Nut Mix since the product contains macadamia nuts that have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall was initiated after the company was notified of positive Salmonella findings in product sampled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags with the following Natural Grocers label:
|UPC Code||Description||Packed on Date|
|000080444558||Caribbean Fruit & Nut Mix 10oz||15-148|
The product was distributed to Natural Grocers’ 97 stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers stores here. Only packages bearing the Julian packed on dates listed above are subject to recall. To date, the company has received no reports of illness. Consumers who may have purchased this product should return it to the store for credit or refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling Customer Service at (303) 986-4600, ext. 531, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT. 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 (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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
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