If you purchased Macadamia Nuts recently, it's time to check the pantry.

Hy-Vee Inc. located in West Des Monies, Iowa, issued a voluntary recall on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 of Hy-Vee 2-ounce Macadamia Nuts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

At this time, the recall is strictly a precautionary move. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this product.

The nuts in question are the Hy-Vee 2-ounce Macadamia Nuts that were distributed to all of Hy-Vee’s 240 grocery stores across its eight-state region of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The product comes in a blue-colored 2-ounce plastic bag and it was sold between July 2, 2015 and Feb. 3, 2016.

The product code to look for is:

  • Hy-Vee Macadamia Nuts 2oz/57g
  • UPC:  0 75450 13287 8
  • Best By:  10 JUL 2016

This information that can be found in the mid-right column on the back of the product bag.

The contamination potential was brought to Hy-Vee's attention after the product’s supplier, Marathon Ventures, Inc., issued a voluntary recall on various retail and bulk packages containing raw macadamia nuts. The voluntary recall was issued after Salmonella positive product was found during routine product sampling.

Salmonella, is an organism that 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 sever illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

Any customer that purchased Hy-Vee 2-ounce Macadamia Nuts between July 2, 2015 and Feb. 3, 2016, should dispose of the product or return it to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund.

Additional questions regarding this voluntary recall can be directed to Hy-Vee Customer Care at 1-800-772-4098.

Source: Hy-Vee Inc.

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