Bellevue, Nebraska company, Marathon Ventures, Inc. announced Friday that it is voluntarily recalling various retail and bulk packages containing raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected products, sold under the Hyvee, Western Family, Market Pantry, Pear’s Gourmet, Shurfine, Cash-Wa Distributing, Pegler Sysco, and Mayan Gold brands were sold after March 11, 2014, through grocery, food service and other retail outlets throughout the country, click HERE for details.

The issue was brought to the Company’s attention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following routine testing.

There have been no illnesses or injuries reported to-date affiliated with these products. Anyone concerned about an injury/illness should contact a physician immediately. Marathon Ventures, Inc. has informed the FDA of its actions and is cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation. Consumers who have purchased the items listed below should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.