Diamond brand nuts recalled for salmonella concerns

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A local grocery chain has announced a recall of some nuts, due to salmonella concerns.

Giant Food says they have pulled certain Diamond brand nut items off the shelves because of potential contamination with salmonella.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Diamond Macadamia Halves & Pieces, 2.25 oz, UPC 7045074391 with lot numbers 16137D331S and 16159D331S and Best Before Dates of 16 NOV 2017 and 07 DEC 2017
  • Diamond Chopped Macadamia Nuts, 2.25 oz, UPC 7045074391 with lot numbers 16137D331S and 16159D331S and Best Before Dates of 16 NOV 2017 and 07 DEC 2017

Giant says they haven’t received any reports of illnesses at this time. Officials say that consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses.

Salmonella infections can be life-threatening according to officials, 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 apparently may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Those who have purchased the Diamond nut products listed above, should throw away any unused portions, and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Diamond Foods at 503-364-0399 or Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426.

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