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Marathon Ventures, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Raw Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Consumer:
(800) 828-7688

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 31, 2014 – Bellevue, Nebraska – Marathon Ventures, Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling various retail and bulk packages containing raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella, 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, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The issue was brought to the Company’s attention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following routine testing.

There have been no illnesses or injuries reported to-date affiliated with these products. Anyone concerned about an injury/illness should contact a physician immediately. Marathon Ventures, Inc. has informed the FDA of its actions and is cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation. Consumers who have purchased the items listed below should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

The items below were sold after March 11, 2014, through grocery, food service and other retail outlets throughout the country.

UPC BRAND PRODUCT
DESCRIPTION
UNIT WT CODE DATE
LOT NUMBER
0 15400 86635 4 Shurfine Macadamia Diced Nuts 5oz/142g Best By: 11 MAR 2015
        Best By: 23 JUN 2015
        Best By: 11 AUG 2015
0 15400 16635 5 Western Family Macadamia Diced Nuts 5oz/142g Best By: 11 MAR 2015
        Best By: 23 JUN 2015
        Best By: 11 AUG 2015
        Best By: 6 OCT 2015
0 75450 13287 8 HyVee Macadamia Nuts 2oz/57g Best By: 27 AUG 2015
        Best By: 28 AUG 2015
        Best By: 10 OCT 2015
0 85239 52108 3 Market Pantry Chopped Macadamia Nuts 2.25oz/64g Best By: 28 APR 2015
        Best By: 1 MAY 2015
        Best By: 28 MAY 2015
        Best By: 1 JUL 2015
        Best By: 23 JUL 2015
        Best By: 21 AUG 2015
        Best By: 16 OCT 2015
0 75049 42186 4 Pear’s Gourmet Macadamia Nuts Raw 16oz/454g Best By: 23 JUL 2015
  Cash-Wa Distributing Macadamia Nuts Raw 5lbs/2.27kg
14170
       
14261
06509 Pegler Sysco Macadamia Nuts Raw 5lbs/2.27kg
14052
       
14094
       
14128
       
14181
       
14267
Bulk Case Mayan Gold Macadamia Nuts Style #5 25lbs PO# 0011766 SDC 0034

Consumers may direct their questions regarding the recalled items to Marathon Ventures, Inc.
Customer Service toll-free at (800) 828-7688 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30PM Central
Time or via e-mail at customerservice@marathonventuresinc.com.

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