Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut products recalled over possible E. coli contamination

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HONOLULU (KHON2) – Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut products have been recalled over possible E. coli contamination. 

The company’s facility in Keaau, Hawaii was found to have E. coli in the well water and distribution system, according to KHON2-TV in Hawaii. So far, there are no reports of anyone who has consumed the products sickened by the bacteria.

The affected products were made between Sept. 6 and Sept. 21:

  • Roasted Salted Macadamia Nuts
  • Honey Roasted Macadamias
  • Maui Onion Garlic Macadamia Nuts
  • Chocolate Macadamia Nuts
  • Shortbread Cookies

“There is clear evidence that food produced at the Kea‘au facility may be contaminated and consumers may be at risk,” said Peter Oshiro, Sanitation Branch chief. “The Department of Health is working with the facility to ensure the safety of their drinking water and food production.”

Samples taken from facility’s water distribution system passed testing and showed no contamination on Sept. 5. However, on Sept. 21, the DOH was notified that a water distribution system sample at the production center tested positive for E. coli and the food production operations were closed by order of the DOH.

“We are still doing additional samples to get a better idea of what could possibly happened. We believe it might be part of their disinfect system needing to be improved, as well as potential contamination from hurricane brown water,” said Safe Drinking Water Branch Chief Joanna Seto. 

DOH is working with the facility to ensure their drinking water is safe and their facility is cleared before operations are allowed to resume.

The Mauna Loa macadamia nut facility will remain closed until it meets all DOH Sanitation Branch and Safe Drinking Water Branch requirements and standards.

No illnesses related to the water have been reported to the state.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discard the products immediately or attempt to return them to the store where purchased. 

Product Recall Information:

Mauna Loa Roasted Salted Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-04003-6 

 

NOCNCTK, NOHCCTK, NONECTK 

4.5 oz. Roasted Salted Can 

Mauna Loa Roasted Salted Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-04016-6 

 

NOCACTK, NOCOCTK, NOHNCTK, NOCRCTK 

 27 oz. Roasted Salted 6 Pack Cans Box 

 

Mauna Loa Roasted Salted Macadamia Nuts  

0-72992-04031-9 

 

NOCACTK, NOCHCTK, NOCOCTK, NOCRCTK, NOCSCTK, NOCTCTK, NOCCCTK, NOCNCTK 

.5 oz. Roasted Salted Pouch 

Mauna Loa Roasted Salted Macadamia Nuts 

 

0-72992-04122-4 

 

NOHCCTK 

13.5 oz. Roasted Salted 3 Pack Cans Box 

Mauna Loa Roasted Salted Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-04170-5 

 

NOCCCTK, NOCHCTK, NOCNCTK 

1.15 oz. Roasted Salted Pouch 

Mauna Loa Roasted Salted Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-04200-9 

 

NOCHCTK, NONECTK 

10 oz. Roasted Salted Bag 

Mauna Loa Roasted Salted Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-04201-6 

 

NONECTK, NONSCTK 

10 oz. Roasted Salted Bag 

Mauna Loa Honey Roasted Macadamias 

0-72992-04205-4 

 

NOCACTK, NOHCCTK, NONSCTK 

10 oz. Honey Roasted Bag 

Mauna Loa Maui Onion Garlic Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-04210-8 

 

NOCNCTK 

10 oz. Maui Onion Garlic Bag 

Mauna Loa Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nuts 

 

0-72992-04350-1 

 

NOCRCTK 

10 oz. Dark Chocolate Bag 

Mauna Loa Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Macadamia Nuts  

0-72992-04355-6 

 

NOCRCTK 

10 oz. Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel 

Mauna Loa Honey Roasted Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-05320-3 

 

NOCOCTK, NONECTK, NONSCTK 

 

4.5 oz. Honey Roasted Can 

Mauna Loa Honey Roasted Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-05321-0 

 

NOCSCTK, NOCOCTK,  NOCTCTK 

27 oz. Honey Roasted 6 Pack Cans Box 

Mauna Loa Maui Onion Garlic Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-05322-7 

 

NOCCCTK 

 

4.5 oz. Maui Onion Garlic Can 

Mauna Loa Maui Onion Garlic Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-05327-2 

 

NOCACTK, NOCHCTK, NOCOCTK, NOCRCTK, NOHCCTK, NOHNCTK 

.5 oz. Maui Onion Garlic Pouch 

Mauna Loa Honey Roasted Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-05361-6 

 

NONECTK, NONLCTK, NONSCTK 

1.15 oz. Honey Roasted Pouch 

Mauna Loa Chocolate Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-05463-7 

 

NONECTK, NONSCTK 

.6 oz. Milk Chocolate Pouch 

Mauna Loa Shortbread Cookies 

 

0-72992-05766-9 

 

NOCACTK, NOCNCTK, NOCSCTK, NONRCTK, NONSCTK 

10 oz. Chocolate Dipped Mac Nut Shortbread Cookie Box 

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-06122-2 

 

NOCHCTK 

13.5 oz. Assorted 3 Pack Cans Box 

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-06126-0 

 

NOCSCTK, NOCTCTK 

29 oz. Assorted 3 Pack Cans Box 

Mauna Loa Roasted Salted Macadamia Nuts 

0-72992-34156-0 

 

NOCHCTK 

 

25 oz. Roasted Salted Bag 

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