Walnuts sold at Whole Foods and other outlets have been recalled

The CDC says the nuts may be contaminated

Gibson Farms has recalled Organic Light Halves and Pieces shelled walnuts because the company believes they could be contaminated with E. Coli 0157:H7. 

The Organic Light Halves and Pieces shelled walnuts were sold to distributors located in California and Washington and were in turn sold in bulk boxes in Net Wt. 25 lbs quantities and can be identified by lot 3325-043 & 3341-501 with expiration dates 5/21/25 & 6/7/25.

The products were sold at the retail level at Whole Foods and dozens of other local and national retailers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a complete list of the retail locations here.

Gibson Farms said it voluntarily recalled the product after being notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of 12 recorded illnesses allegedly linked to the consumption of organic halves and pieces of shelled walnuts. A full investigation is currently underway to determine the potential source of the contamination.

What to do

Retailers that received recalled products and do not clean and sanitize bulk bins between refilling them, should discard the contents of the bin and clean and sanitize it before refilling.

Retailers that received the recalled product from a distributor but do not know the brand or lot code information should hold the product, sanitize bins, and contact suppliers.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at Veronica Cheatham 831-637-3512 or email foodsafety@gibsonfarmsinc.com 8:30 am-4:40 pm PST Monday through Friday.

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