LANDOVER, MD (WUSA9) - Giant Food stopped selling Diamond Macadamia Halves & Pieces on Thursday due to possible salmonella contamination.
The nuts included in the recall are those with “best before dates” of November 16, 2017 through December 7, 2017.
The company has received no reports of illnesses yet. Customers who purchased this product should discard any unused portions and bring their receipt to a Giant location for a full refund.
Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.
The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.