The Hy-Vee grocery chain is recalling macadamia nuts because they may be contaminated with salmonella.
The West Des Moines-based grocer says the two-ounce packages of the nuts were distributed to all of its retail stores, and should not be eaten.
Marathon Ventures, Inc., the company that provided the nuts to the grocery chain, reported that routine testing found salmonella in the product. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the nuts, though salmonella has the potential to cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting and can be severe or even fatal for the young and old and for people with compromised immune systems.
Hy-Vee says its private-label macadamia nuts in blue, two-ounce plastic bags bought between July 2, 2015 and February 3, 2016, should be thrown away or brought back to a Hy-Vee store for a refund.
The UPC code on recalled packages is 0 75450 13287 8 and they have a "best by" date of July 10, 2016.
Hy-Vee has stores in eight Midwestern states.