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Food Safety Alert regarding organic walnuts!

Food Safety Alert!

People who purchased organic walnut halves and pieces from bulk bins at our Eastside store (PLU 2827) should check their pantries, refrigerators, and freezers and should not eat the organic walnuts halves and pieces. If you have these products in your home, do not eat or use them, throw them away and clean and sanitize surfaces they touched. The possible purchase dates are from October 1, 2023 to April 29, 2024.

FDA and CDC have announced an outbreak investigation of E. coli O157:H7 in bulk organic walnuts. At this time, there are 12 illnesses and 7 hospitalizations. All confirmed cases are in CA and WA but distribution went to 19 states. Gibson Farms, Inc. has issued a recall of organic walnut halves and pieces with lot codes 3325-043 and 3341-501.

The product was shipped to distributors between the dates of October 1, 2023, to April 24, 2024. The current walnuts at our stores do not match the product lots being recalled, and bulk bins have been emptied, cleaned and sanitized. Only the Eastside store was potentially shipped the lots that have been recalled as the Westside store has been purchasing from a different distributor. We are happy to offer refunds to customers who purchased walnuts at the Eastside store during this timeframe.

Contact your healthcare provider if you think you may have symptoms of an E. coli infection after eating organic walnuts.

Contact Gibson Farms at or follow the FDA’s website for more information about the ongoing investigation.