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E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Walnuts Sold in Southern California – NBC Los Angeles

A food safety alert was issued in multiple states Wednesday due to an E. coli outbreak possibly linked to organic walnut halves and pieces sold in bulk bins at health food stores and food co-ops in Southern California and elsewhere.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gibson Farms walnut pieces were distributed in Brentwood, Compton, Culver City and San Diego County.

The walnuts have an expiration date between May 21, 2025 and June 7, 2025.

So far, six people have reported possible E. coli illness in California, the CDC said. Gibson Farms, based in Hollister, has initiated a product recall, the public health agency said.

The CDC said almost all of the sick people reported buying the organic walnuts from bulk bins at food co-ops or health food stores.

A list of affected stores can be found here.