(303) 986-4600, ext. 531
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 27, 2015 — Lakewood, CO. —Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a Lakewood, Colo., based natural grocery chain, is recalling two lots of Natural Grocers brand Macadamia nuts as the product 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.
This recall was initiated after being notified of positive Salmonella findings in product sampled by the FDA.
|UPC Code||Description||Packed on Dates|
|0000080657552||RAW MACADAMIA NUTS 10oz||15-041 and 15-056|
The product was distributed to Natural Grocers’ 96 stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers stores at: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations.
Only packages bearing the Julian packed on dates listed above are subject to recall.
To date the company has received no reports of illness. Consumers who may have purchased this product should return it to the store for credit or refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling Customer Service at (303) 986-4600, ext. 531, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST).
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA’s Flickr Photostream.