DeFranco & Sons of Los Angeles, Calif., has recalled bulk and consumer-packaged in-shell hazelnuts and mixed-nut products containing in-shell hazelnuts. The recalled products are linked to seven cases of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin and may cause serious illness. Consumers who have purchased bulk in-shell hazelnuts or mixed-nut products containing in-shell hazelnuts should check with the retailer to determine if they are subject to the recall, or throw the nuts away. These nuts were distributed nationwide and to Canada from November 2nd to December 22, 2010. The in-shell hazelnuts may have been sold in two-pound and four-pound packages of mixed nuts, one-pound packages containing only in-shell hazelnuts or in open bins of nuts in grocery stores. Consumers with questions about this recall should contact DeFranco & Sons at 1-800-993-3992. The FDA encourages consumers with questions about nut safety to call 1-888-SAFEFOOD.
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