E Coli WARNING: Macadamia nut recall after outbreak of bacteria infection symptoms

E. coli is a type of bacteria that can cause harmful symptoms if there is an infection.

It commonly causes UTI infections in women, however, it can also cause good poisoning.

According to the NHS symptoms include “severe stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhoea that may be bloody.”

Now some products have recalled after fears emerged that they may be contaminated with E. coli.

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut is recalling products produced between 6 and 21 September.

The factory was forced to close after E. coli was detected in water at the facility.

This comes after more foods were implicated in a listeria outbreak. 

Scotch eggs and smoked salmon have been removed from the shelves.

Now all the retailers who carry the macadamia nut products have been ordered to stop selling them.

Sanitation expert Peter Oshiro said: “There is clear evidence that food produced at the Keaau facility may be contaminated and consumers may be at risk.

“The Department of Health is working with the facility to ensure the safety of their drinking water and food production.”

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut, a Hawaiian company, is the world’s largest processor of macadamia seeds.

It was at subsidiary of The Hershey Company from 2004 to 2015.

E. coli treatment

Intestinal infections caused by E. coli are usually treated by rehydrating to combat diarrhoea.

Usually antibiotics are not necessary to combat the illness, which usually goes away on its own.

To combat Listeria symptoms  Dr Chris advised cooking frozen vegetables throughly before eating them. 

“Listeria comes from frozen vegetables – frozen sweetcorn in particular,” said Dr Chris.

“It’s a form of food poisoning. It’s a serious one but few people have heard of it.

“Symptoms include high temperature, aches pains, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

“Pregnant women and babies must be careful,” he added.

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