In a string of cases of foodborne illnesses, the latest instance of salmonella has been linked to macadamia nuts.Mahina Mele Farms, which primarily distributes to the East Coast and Hawaii, has recalled the six- and 16-ounce packages of unsalted and salted Izzie Macs! Macadamia Nuts after routine testing from the FDA found salmonella in the products, according to NBC.
The FDA says the products were distributed to grocery stores in late May. As of yet, there are no reports of illnesses or hospitalizations associated with the reports of salmonella. However, Mahina Mele farms will be temporarily recalling all products "in the interest of public health and safety." Symptoms of salmonella could be serious, and include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Younger children and the elderly are particularly at risk.
This year alone, there have been multiple cases of widespread salmonella outbreaks, including one associated with Aspen Foods frozen chicken and another that spread partially as a result of people kissing live chickens. According to scientists, climate change could be the culprit of increased frequency of foodborne illnesses.