Sincerely Nuts Inc. of Brooklyn, New York has just issued a recall for several packages of its raw macadamia nuts due to possible salmonella contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that no illnesses related to the affected products have been reported to date. Nonetheless, Sincerely Nuts has decided to suspend production of raw macadamia nuts as it continues to investigate the problem in partnership with the FDA.
There are two Sincerely Nuts raw macadamia nut products that are affected by the recall. These are the Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole and Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces. A routine testing done by a contracted private laboratory revealed that there is salmonella present in 2 lbs. packages of both of the products stated.
The affected raw macadamia nut products were sold on Amazon.com and distributed nationwide thorough the company’s website between June 16, 2015 and Aug 10, 2015. To determine if a certain package is part of the recall, Sincerely Nuts urges its customers to check the label for the Lot Number and/or expiration date. The following 1 lb., 2lb. and 5 lb. raw macadamia nut packages are affected:
– Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole was sold in 1 lb., 2 lb. and 5 lb. packages bearing Lot Number T7R1A22045 and EXPIRES: 1/2016 stamped on the back label.
– Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces come in 2 lb. packages bearing EXPIRES: 11/2015 stamped on the back label (there is no lot code). New product will have a lot number.
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Meanwhile, customers can return their affected raw macadamia nut packages to the stores where they purchased it from in order to get a full refund.