Health Canada has issued a recall notice for some macadamia nuts sold in B.C. and Alberta due to concerns about salmonella.
The affected products are 100 g packages of raw macadamia nuts from Richmond-based Dan-D Pak with the UPC 7 70795 52260 4 and the best-before date of Feb. 14, 2024. On the label, it looks like BB/MA 2024.FE.14.
An alert from the federal agency explains the recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) tests and that to date there have been no reports of illness due to the potentially contaminated nuts.
However, they do advise anyone with the nuts to not consume, use, sell, serve, or redistribute the nuts.
"If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, contact your healthcare provider," they advise. "Check to see if you have recalled products."
Salmonella is a bacteria that affects people's intestines. Most healthy people recover within eight to 72 hours.
"Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick," states the alert. "Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections."
The CFIA is continuing to investigate; more products may be subsequently recalled.
"The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled products from the marketplace," states the alert.