Sid Wainer and Son of New Bedford, MA, is voluntarily recalling Jansal Valley brand Raw Macadamia Nuts because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product is packaged in a plastic bag labeled as Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts and is packaged in both a one-pound and eight-ounce size with Lot code 469566. The Raw Macadamia Nuts were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Random third-party testing found presence of Salmonella in the one-pound package of Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts. Consumers who have purchased one-pound or eight-ounce packages of Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts are urged to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-423-8333, ext. 168 or 119, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT. Salmonella bacteria 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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