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Diamond of California chopped macadamia nuts recalled

Snyder's-Lance Inc. is voluntarily recalling several sizes of their macadamia nut products due to a risk of Salmonella contamination, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent Aug. 31.

The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Chris Wicker, a public health advisor for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.

"We have confirmed that the commissaries carry these products," Wicker said. "Customers should check their pantries and return any products to the commissaries for a refund."

The following products are affected by this recall:

  • Diamond of California Chopped Macadamia Nuts 4 ounces: UPC 010300345848 with "best by dates" of Nov. 16 and Nov. 17, 2017 and Dec. 6, 2017
  • Diamond of California Macadamia Halves & Pieces 2.25 ounces: UPC 070450743918 with "best by dates" of Nov. 16, 2017 and Dec. 7, 2017

Salmonella can be potentially life-threatening, especially to infants, older people, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. It can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella's most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Salmonella's symptoms usually develop between eight to 72 hours after consumption of the contaminated food and last about four to seven days.

There have been no illnesses reported to date.

Customers who purchased any of these products at the commissary should bring them back for a full refund.

Questions about this recall can be directed to the Snyder's-Lance, Inc. Consumer Affairs Hotline at 503-364-0399.

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