LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Whole Foods Market stores voluntarily recalled raw macadamia nuts Monday due to Salmonella contamination.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, routine testing determined that the product tested positive for Salmonella.
Salmonella can cause serious infections in young children, elderly people, and those who are frail or have weakened immune systems, health officials explained.
Symptoms often include diarrhea, fever, vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain.
No illnesses have been reported at this time.
Officials explained the recalled items were packaged in 11 ounce plastic tubs, and were marked as “Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts.”
Effected packaging includes a best-by date of Feb. 4, 2016, and a UPC code that reads 7695862059-1.
FDA officials explained the recalled items have been sold at Whole Foods Market stores in California and 11 other states.
Customers who purchased the product are urged to discard it appropriately. A full refund will be issued through proof of receipt.
Any questions may be directed to Whole Foods Market Customer Service at (512) 477-5566, ext. 20060.