The public warning issued by Canada on Sept. 1, 2011 has been expanded to include raw shelled walnuts sold from bulk and additional prepackaged raw shelled walnuts and walnut containing products that may have been distributed nationally in Canada.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Johnvince Foods are warning the public not to consume certain bulk and prepackaged raw shelled walnut products because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The lengthy brand and product list is available here.
The bulk walnuts were imported and distributed in Canada by Johnvince Foods in 25 lb. cardboard cases bearing Lot code W1866 and the name Andersen and Sons Shelling, Vina, California, USA.
Consumers who may have purchased unlabelled walnuts from bulk and are unsure if they have the affected product are advised to contact the place of purchase to determine if it is affected by this recall.
There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of the walnuts.