DeFranco & Sons of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling bulk and consumer-packaged in-shell hazelnuts and mixed-nut products containing hazelnuts due to their involvement of a 7 person E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. The recalled products may have been distributed to retailers nationally. Ill persons range in age from 15 to 78 years, with a median age of 62 years; 86% are male. Among ill persons, 43% reported being hospitalized, and none have reported hemolytic uremic syndrome.
The list of products involved in the recall can be viewed at the Defranco and Sons press release on the FDA website.