Macadamia nuts, cashews recalled for possible listeria contamination

Kroger is recalling its Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria contamination. According to the FDA, they were sold in Kroger, Gerbes, Backers and Dillons stores in Ohio, Southeast Indiana, Kansas, Northern Kentucky, Missouri and Nebraska.

No illnesses have been reported in either recall, but listeria infections can be unsafe.

No illnesses have officially been reported. They have a sell by date of May 2, 2018.

According to the release: "Routine sampling of a different item from another company revealed positive Listeria monocytogenesresults, and a subsequent investigation in their manufacturing environment revealed a contaminated piece of equipment that was also used to produce the ingredient we received". The UPC is 11110-02478. The cashews tested negative for listeria, but the nuts were recalled and pulled from shelves out of an abundance of caution, according to the FDA.

If you bought Macadamia Nuts recently, you need to check the package.

The recalled cashews have a best-by date of April 28, 2018.

Ava's Cashews: These came in clear plastic 8-ounce tubs, and only a few hundred were distributed. Customers who purchased the product were advised to discard them, or return them for a refund. This recall was initiated because Kroger was notified of this issue by a customer who consumed this product. Symptoms of muscle aches, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems can be severe in the elderly, in pregnant women or in those with reduced immune systems. When listeriosis occurs during pregnancy, it can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death.

  • Joanne Flowers