For Immediate Release
January 21, 2016
Jason or Kollette Stith, Owners
Mahina Mele Farms, LLC is recalling the following products after FDA testing found Salmonella in macadamia nuts. Salmonella is 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, 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 (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The following products are involved in the recall. They were distributed to retail stores in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maryland, and Virginia from Oct 21- Nov 25, 2015 and involve three lot numbers 026, 027, 029.
|Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts||689076792677||026,027,029||6oz (salted) plastic bag|
|Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts||689076793575||026,027,029||6oz (unsalted) plastic bag|
|Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts||689076792776||026,027,029||16oz (unsalted) plastic bag|
|Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts||689076792974||026,027,029||16oz (salted) plastic bag|
|Bulk Macadamia nuts||-||026,027,029||5lb bag (salted and unsalted; wholes and pieces)|
|Baby Bruddah’s Mac Nut Buttah||753182242019||026,027,029||12oz, plastic tub|
|Baby Bruddah’s Chocolate Mac Nut Buttah||73518224204||026,027,029||12oz, plastic tub|
To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. In the interest of public health and safety, we are recalling all products processed from this batch of macadamia nuts.
Customers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund or replacement. Mahina Mele Farms, LLC will reimburse the wholesaler for any returned product.
These products were shipped between Oct. 21 and Nov 25, 2015 and are from LOTS 026, 027, 029.
If you have any questions, call Jason or Kollette Stith at 808 328 8987, Monday-Friday, 8-4 HST
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.
Expanded release: http://fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/UCM484851.htm