Ashland Food Co-Op of Ashland, Oregon issues the updated press release to clarify that we re-packed and sold Organic Raw Macadamia nuts in random weight bags at our retail store in Oregon only between January 5th, 2016 and February 4th, 2016. We do not have any internet sale or distribute affected product outside Oregon.
The Ashland Food Co-op is recalling approximately 41.13 lbs of Organic Raw Macadamia nuts because it has the potential to 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, 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.
Ashland Food Co-op (AFC) sold affected Organic Raw Macadamia nuts in random weight bags AT OUR RETAIL STORE IN OREGON ONLY between January 5th, 2016 and February 4th, 2016. The nuts have a one month shelf life if refrigerated and were packaged in clear cellophane bags of random weights with an AFC bulk label.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with AFC product. We initiated this recall because we were notified by our supplier, Hummingbird, of the bulk Organic Raw Macadamia nuts recall.
Consumers who have purchased affected product under the AFC bulk label between January 5th and February 4th are advised not to consume and return them to AFC for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 541-482-2237 between 8:30am and 4:30am PST, Monday thru Friday.