Undated (KROC AM News) -  Hy-Vee and Target have announced a voluntary recall of their private brand packages of macadamia nuts due to concerns over possible Salmonella contamination.  

The recall of the 2 ounce bags involves the Hy-Vee and Market Pantry labels. The packages were sold between last July and Feb 3rd this year. They should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.  

The products came from Marathon Ventures, which issued a voluntary recall of its bulk and retail packages of raw macadamia nuts. The company was notified by the Food and Drug Administration after a routine sampling tested positive for Salmonella. So far, there have been no illnesses linked to the case.

According to the FDA, Salmonella is 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, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), 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.

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