The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA ) has issued a nationwide hazelnut recall after being linked to several cases of E. coli-related illnesses. To date, at least seven people in three states have contracted E. coli after eating hazelnuts from DeFranco and Sons in Los Angeles. The nuts were distributed between Nov. 2 and Dec. 22, 2010.
Free Hazelnut Recall Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has become sickened with E. coli food poisoning after consuming hazelnuts included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
March 7, 2011 – After reports of at least seven illnesses, DeFranco and Sons of Los Angeles, CA, has initiated a recall of bulk and consumer-packaged in-shell, hazelnut and mixed nut products containing hazelnuts because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. coli O157:H7). Specific products being recalled include:
- Sunripe, 1 lb. large hazelnuts, UPC 070533 000167
- Sunripe, 1 lb. mixed nuts, UPC 070533 000143
- Sunripe, 2 lbs. mixed nuts, UPC 070533 001003
- None (Sold as “Season’s Greetings Gift Pack”), 4 lbs. mixed nuts, UPC 070533 101024
- Sunripe, 50 lbs., Imperial Mixed Nuts, no UPC
- Sunripe, 50 lbs., Supreme Mixed Nuts, no UPC
- George Packing, 50 lbs., hazelnuts, no UPC
Important E. Coli Food Poisoning Information
Symptoms of E. coli typically appear two to five days after ingestion. The first signs consist of the sudden onset of cramps and abdominal pain, followed by diarrhea within 24 hours. Diarrhea will become increasingly watery, and then noticeably bloody. People with E. coli infections also often feel nauseated and experience headaches. If you’d like more information about this recall, please visit the FDA website to view the official firm press release.
Do I have a Hazelnut Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in hazelnut recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new E. coli poisoning cases in all 50 states.