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Salmonella Causes Macadamia Nut Recall

Random testing has uncovered a potential Salmonella contamination in raw macadamia nuts distributed by Sid Wainer and Son. The company, based out of New Bedford, MA has issued a voluntary recall of their Jansal Valley brand macadamia nuts. The macadamia nuts are packaged in one and eight ounce size plastic bags. All affected products will have a lot code of 469556. The contaminated macadamia nuts were distributed to retail stores nationwide and were also available through mail orders. So far no cases of illness have been reported.

Signs and Symptoms of Salmonella Poisoning

Salmonella poisoning occurs after the ingestion of the bacteria via contaminated food or water. Symptoms appear between 12 and 72 hours after infection, and will include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. In many cases, someone infected with Salmonella poisoning will recover on their own within a week of symptom onset. However, if the illness lingers or worsens, it may be necessary to contact a medical professional.