ucm485234Living Tree Community Foods of Berkeley, Calif., is recalling its “Alive, Organic Macadamia Nuts” and “Alive, Organic Macadamia Butter” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled organic macadamia nuts and butter were distributed to retailers in California and Connecticut and nationwide to mail order customers, according to the recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. Consumers can identify the recalled products with the following label information:

  • Living Tree Community Foods Organic Macadamia Nuts come in a 4 oz, clear plastic pouch marked with lot #153442 on the top.
  • Living Tree Community Foods Organic Macadamia Butter comes in an 8 oz glass jar, with a Living Tree Community label on it.
  • Affected lot numbers were 134415, 136215, 101716.
  • The UPC number is: 641432000987.

These items shipped from Dec. 11, 2015 through Feb. 2 this year. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The potential for contamination was noted after FDA testing done with our supplier, Mahina Mele, based in Captain Cook, Hawaii, revealed the presence of Salmonella in organic macadamia nuts. Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem. Consumers who have purchased 4-ounce pouches of Organic Macadamia Nuts and 8-ounce jars of Organic Macadamia Butter are urged to not consume it. A Feb. 3 recall by Mahina Mele, also for potential salmonella contamination, covered Izzie Macs! macadamia nuts and Baby Bruddah’s branded macadamia nut butters. (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)