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Macadamia Nut Recall Lawsuit

Texas Star Nut and Food Co. is recalling a variety of natural macadamia nut products because they may be contaminated with salmonella, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed symptoms of food poisoning after consuming macadamia nut products, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

Update: Macadamia Nuts Recalled for Listeria Risk

June 1, 2017 – FDA has announced two unrelated nut recalls — Kroger’s Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts and Ava’s Organic Cashews Roasted & Salted — because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to FOX News. Affected products were were sold in Kroger, Gerbes, Backers and Dillons stores in Ohio, Southeast Indiana, Kansas, Northern Kentucky, Missouri and Nebraska.

Which Products are Affected?

This recall includes the following macadamia nut products:

  • 6 oz. Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts, cello bag. Lot codes: #31133001; 31435001; 35014001; 35352001.
  • 14oz. Nature’s Eats Mustang Island Macadamia Sunrise, cello bag. Lot codes: #35337001; #35168001; #35542001.
  • 6 oz. Central Market Natural Macadamia Nuts, cello bag. Lot codes: #35090001; 35699001.

Macadamia nuts affected by this recall were sold between Dec. 15, 2014 and Mar. 20, 2015 in HEB Grocery Stores in Texas. All products have been removed from store shelves; however, consumers may still have affected lots in their possession.

Texas Star Nut and Food Co. has ceased distribution of these specific lots from the supplier pending the results of an FDA investigation. If you purchased any macadamia nuts from the lot codes listed above, you should discard them immediately or return them to the point of purchase for a full refund.

Why was the Recall Issued?

The macadamia nut recall was initiated after routine testing detected salmonella in a specific lot of Nature’s Eats Natural Macadamia Nuts. The recall was the result of a sampling program conducted by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

Diamond of California Recalls Macadamia Nuts Over Possible Salmonella Contamination

August 30, 2016 – Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. issued a nationwide recall today for Diamond of California Macadamia Nuts due to potential contamination with salmonella. The recall is a result of laboratory testing which revealed the presence of salmonella in a 4oz package of Diamond of California Chopped Macadamia Nuts.

Update 10/2/15: Texas Star Nut and Food Co. Expands Macadamia Nut Recall

Texas Star Nut and Food Co. has issued another recall for macadamia nut products over potential salmonella contamination. Affected items were sold from 6/20/2015 to 9/9/2015, and distributed to the following states: Texas, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Click here to learn more.

Texas Pecan Company Macadamia Nut Recall

April 9, 2015 – Texas Pecan Company Inc. of Dallas, TX, issued a recall today for several varieties of macadamia nuts over potential salmonella contamination, according to the FDA. Affected products were distributed nationwide between Nov. and Dec. 2014 in Texas Pecan Company retail stores and through mail orders. Click here to learn more.

Kanan Enterprises Recalls Macadamia Nuts

April 10 – For at least the third time this week, macadamia nut products are being recalled over potential contamination with salmonella bacteria. This time, Kanan Enterprises has been asked by its supplier to issue a recall for Peterson’s Macadamias 16 oz. stand-up pouches. Click here to learn more.

Whole Foods Recalls

Whole Foods Markets has issued 2 recalls for macadamia nuts so far in 2015, one on February 3 and another on April 17.

Natural Grocers Recall

May 27 – Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc. of Lakewood, CO, is recalling 2 lots of Natural Grocers brand macadamia nuts over potential salmonella contamination, according to the FDA. Affected products are labeled with the UPC Code # 0000080657552 and Packed on Dates 15-041 and 15-056. Click here to learn more.

Free Range Snack Company Recall

June 30 – Rocky Mountain Foods is recalling the following lots of bulk macadamia nuts and trail mix sold under the Free Range Snack Company brand name due to possible salmonella contamination:

  • Free Range Snack Co. Macadamia Nuts, sold in bulk, with a best buy date between 4/15/2016 – 5/28/2015
  • Free Range Snack Co. Island Fruit and Nut Trail Mix, 16 ounce tub, UPC code 0-76958-55077-5 and best buy date 11/15/2015

Affected products were sold in Colorado, Arizona, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

Mahina Mele Farm Recalls Macadamia Nut Products

August 5 – Mahina Mele Farms of Captain Cook, HI, is recalling macadamia nuts over potential salmonella contamination, according to an FDA warning issued today. Affected products were from LOT #016, and were distributed to retail stores from May 26-29, primarily on the East Coast and in Hawaii. Consumers who purchased Mahina Mele macadamia nuts should return them to the point of purchase for a full refund. Click here for a complete list of products being recalled.

Food Poisoning Symptoms

Salmonellosis is a type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella enterica bacterium. There are many different strains of salmonella; the most common types found in the U.S. are Salmonella serotype Typhimurium and Salmonella serotype Enteritidis.

Symptoms of salmonella food poisoning include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Blood in the stool

Do I Have a Macadamia Nut Recall Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in macadamia nut lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new food poisoning cases in all 50 states.

Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you experienced symptoms of food poisoning after eating macadamia nuts, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.

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