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California Walnuts Recalled in Canada Due to E. coli

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Johnvince Foods announced a recall on Thursday of some President’s Choice and Reddi Snack walnuts because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The raw, shelled walnuts products were imported from the U.S. and packaged in Canada, the CFIA said. The products were distributed across Canada.

Raw Nuts.pngAffected products:

President’s Choice Raw California Walnut Halves Unsalted

Reddi Snack Hand Selected California Walnuts

Johnvince Foods of Downsview, Ont. is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace and CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

In another walnut recall in January, one person in Quebec died and 13 other Canadians fell sick with an E. coli bacterial infection with the same genetic fingerprint. Of the 14 reported cases of E. coli infection, nine people consumed walnuts and seven ate walnuts from the same distributor, the Public Health Agency of Canada said at the time.

  • Lisa

    I understand how plants growing near the ground can be contaminated with e coli. But walnuts grow high up. How do THEY get e coli? Birds? Or were the walnuts contaminated after being harvested?
    I’m beginning to wonder if anything is safe to eat. Everyone should just grow their own and then they are responsible for keeping their own food safe.