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Mahina Mele Farms, LLC Expands Voluntary Recall of Macadamia Nut Products Due to Possible Health Risk

For Immediate Release

February 3, 2016

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Mahina Mele Farms, LLC
1-808-328-8987

Announcement

Mahina Mele Farms, LLC is expanding a voluntary recall of its macadamia nut products within expiry after FDA testing found Salmonella in macadamia nuts. One sample from LOT 30 was found to be positive for Salmonella Give.While we are not aware of any further positive samples, Mahina Mele Farms feels it is in the best interest of public health to voluntarily recall ALL lots currently on the market, until the source of the contamination can be identified.

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.

Mahina Mele Farms is working with retailers to pull products from store shelves. To date no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products.

Mahina Mele Farms, LLC produces macadamia nuts under the name Izzie Macs! in plastic bags and macadamia nut butter under the name Baby Bruddah's Mac Nut Buttah in plastic tubs. They were distributed from Oct 21, 2015 - Jan 20, 2016 and involve all products

PRODUCTUPCSIZE
Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts6890767926776 oz. (salted) plastic bag
Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts6890767935756 oz. (unsalted) plastic bag
Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts68907679277616 oz. (unsalted) plastic bag
Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts68907679297416 oz. (salted) plastic bag
Bulk Macadamia Nuts 5 lb. plastic bag (salted and unsalted; wholes and pieces)
Baby Bruddah's Mac Nut Buttah75318224201912 oz. plastic tub
Baby Bruddah's Chocolate Mac Nut Buttah7351822420412 oz. plastic tub

In the interest of public health and safety, we are recalling all products. We are working closely with the FDA to find the source of this contamination.

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.

If you have any questions, call Mahina Mele Farms at 808 328 8987, Monday-Friday, 8-4 HST.

Original Release: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm482670.htm

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  • Label:  IZZIE MACS Unsalted Macadamia Nuts, 6 oz.

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