Food distributor Snyder’s-Lance Inc. recently issued a recall on their macadamia nut products sold in the U.S. after federal authorities confirmed that they may contain hazardous Salmonella bacteria, an article of Food Safety News reported on August 31.
An investigation commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reportedly confirmed a sample of “Diamond of California” chopped macadamia nuts were contaminated with Salmonella. According to reports, the products may appear or smell normal even if the presence of the harmful bacteria persists. If accidentally ingested, contaminated foods can cause serious or fatal illnesses, especially to children and older adults who have a weak immune system. The company was not made aware of any injuries or illness complaints before issuing the recall, but they will return the money to affected consumers.
The product liability attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., understand that many Danville families are devastated when their loved ones suffer serious illness as a result of consuming potentially hazardous foods. If you are concerned this has happened to you or your loved one, we may be able to help you obtain compensation against negligent parties for your recovery. Learn more about your legal options today by calling (217) 443-4343.