Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut facility deemed safe after E. coli scare

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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation says its products are safe to eat again. 

The company received a confirmation from the Department of Health acknowledging the facility was inspected and met all water quality and sanitation requirements on Oct. 10. 

The company’s facility had been flagged in September for possible E. coli contamination, also forcing several recalls of popular products like its Roasted Salted Macadamia Nuts, Honey Roasted Macadamias, and Shortbread Cookies. 

The company said in a statement: 

“We are pleased to announce that we have received confirmation from the Department of Health that we have complied with all water quality and sanitation requirements allowing us to reopen our Mauna Loa production facility and visitor center on Oct 10th.

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation has been working closely with the Department of Health over the past few weeks to resolve the situation. We appreciate the collaboration and support from the Department of Health.

We are also grateful to the public for their understanding during this time of extra caution to ensure public safety. We look forward to beginning production immediately and refilling products on shelves for the enjoyment of locals and visitors.”

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