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

For Immediate Release

February 23, 2016



Marathon Ventures, Inc.


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 recalled products were sold between July 2, 2015 and February 3, 2016, through grocery, foodservice, other retail outlets, and direct mail orders via company website nationwide. Affected products are packaged as follows:

0 15400 86635 4 Shurfine Macadamia Diced Nuts 5oz / 142g Best By:
2 SEP 2016
Front of bag - top right
0 15400 16635 5 Western Family Macadamia Diced Nuts 5oz / 142g Best By:
3 AUG 2016
Front of bag - top right
        Best By:
4 AUG 2016
Front of bag - top right
        Best By:
2 SEP 2016
Front of bag - top right
0 75450 13287 8 HyVee Macadamia Nuts 2oz / 57g Best By:
10 JUL 2016
Back of bag - mid right
0 85239 52108 3 Market Pantry Chopped Macadamia Nuts 2.25oz / 64g Best By:
13 AUG 2016
Back of bag - right side
        Best By:
11 SEP 2016
Back of bag - right side
0 75049 42186 4 Pear's Gourmet Macadamia Nuts Raw 16oz / 454g Best By:
11 SEP 2016
Front of bag - near top
        Best By:
25 SEP 2016
Front of bag - near top
06509 Cash-Wa Distributing Macadamia Nuts Raw 5lbs / 2.27kg 15204 Bot right on case label
        15260 Bot right on case label
Bulk Case Nutpro C.C. Macadamia Nuts Style #5 25lbs 79818 Case label

The issue was brought to the Company's attention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following a Salmonella positive product found during routine product sampling.

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 above should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

Consumers may direct their questions regarding the recalled items to Marathon Ventures, Inc. at (402) 934-8223 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30PM Central Time or via e-mail at


Product Photos

  • Front and back label, Market Pantry Chopped Macadamia Nuts, NET WT 2.25 OZ
  • Front and back label, Western Family Macadamia Diced Nuts, NET WT 5 OZ
  • Front and back label, ShurFine Macadamia Diced Nuts, NET WT 5 OZ
  • Front and back label, Hy-Vee Macadamia Nuts, NET WT 2 OZ
  • Front label, Pear's Gourmet Macadamia Nuts Raw, NET WT 16 OZ
  • Case label, Cash-Wa Distributing Co. Macadamia Nuts Raw NET WT 5 LBS

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