Update on the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in bulk organic walnuts (April 2024)

The FDA, the CDC, and state and local partners investigated illnesses in a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to organic walnuts from Gibson Farms, Inc. (Hollister, California) that were distributed to multiple natural food and co-op stores in AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, OR, SD, TX, and WA and sold in bulk bins. As of July 9, 2024, CDC reports that the outbreak is over. CDC reports a total of 13 cases in two states. There have been a total of seven hospitalizations and zero deaths associated with this incident. The last illness onset was April 4, 2024. FDA’s outbreak investigation is closed.@ https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-e-coli-o157h7-bulk-organic-walnuts-april-2024?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery



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