You Can Get E. coli Food Poisoning from Hazelnuts and Other Nuts

Our lawyers have won money for people who got food poisoning from nuts. Below is information about a past outbreak linked to hazelnuts.

Hazelnuts E. coli Outbreak 2010

A multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections has been associated with eating hazelnuts purchased from bulk bins at retail food stores during the holidays. Three cases have been identified in Minnesota, three in Wisconsin, and one in Michigan.

In Minnesota, the E. coli cases were male and over 50 years of age. Cases were residents of Hennepin, Redwood, and Stearns counties. The Wisconsin cases occurred in La Crosse and Brown County and included a child and two adults.

According to epidemiological evidence, all of the cases have reported eating in-shell hazelnuts from grocery stores. Of these, six purchased them from bulk bins at these stores and the other case reported purchasing similar product in a repacked form. Four of the cases reported purchasing the hazelnuts as part of mixed nuts.

The hazelnuts consumed by the E. coli victims were traced to a common distributor in California called DeFranco and Sons. This firm has recalled all hazelnut and mixed nut products distributed from November 2, 2010, to December 22, 2010. Recalled products shipped to stores in Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Victims should contact our law firm regarding compensation from liable parties. Compensation may include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Other damages.

Liable parties (those responsible for paying E. coli victims) may include the following, depending on the facts of your case:

  • DeFranco and Sons of California, the distributor
  • A grocery store or other retailer if the filberts were repackaged
  • The grower, if traceable.

Our attorneys have appeared on CBS Evening News, Fox’s “Geraldo Live,” KARE-TV, KSTP-TV, and WCCO-TV discussing food litigation and food safety. A recent Minnesota Law & Politics article on food litigation featured Attorney Fred Pritzker, who focuses his practice primarily on food poisoning litigation:

Since 1995, when he first started handling these [foodborne illness] cases, Pritzker has become one of the country’s leading foodborne illness litigators and a self-taught expert on the bacteria and viruses that hide in food such as hamburgers, spinach salad, and undercooked fish (Law & Politics, August/September 2008, No. 171).

To contact Minnesota E. coli lawyer Fred Pritzker, please call toll-free at 1-888-377-8900 or submit the firm’s free case consultation form.

Retail Stores Receiving Recalled Filberts (Hazelnuts)

Michigan

CALUMET
PATS FOODS
556845 STATION DR
CRYSTAL FALLS
JUBILEE FOODS
1363 U.S. 2
ESCANABA
SUPER ONE ESCANABA
501 N LINCOLN ROAD
HOUGHTON
FESTIVAL FOODS #0180191
47401 STATE HWY M26
IRON MOUNTAIN
SUPER ONE IRON MOUNTAIN
1118 SOUTH STEVENSON
IRONWOOD
SUPER ONE IRONWOOD
1480 CLOVERLAND DR.
LANSE
PATS FOODS
139 MAIN ST
MARQUETTE
SUPER ONE MARQUETTE
3070 US 41 WEST
MENOMINE
GREAT LAKES FOOD’S
1230 48TH AVENUE
NEGAUNEE
NEGAUNEE SUPER ONE
440 US HWY 41 EAST
ONTONAGON
PAT’S FOODS
751 GREENLAND RD

Minnesota

AITKIN
PAULBECKS COUNTY MARKET
171 RED OAK DR.
ALBERT LEA
NELSON’S ALBERT LEA
1619 WEST MAIN STREET
ALBERTVILLE
COBORN’S
5698 LA CENTRE AVE NE
ANNANDALE
MARKET PLACE
660 ELM ST EAST
AURORA
ZUP’S AURORA
16 E 3RD AVE S
BABBITT
ZUP’S BABBITT
#1 COMMERCE STREET
BATTLE LAKE
LARRY’S FOODS
102 GILBERTSON ST W
BELLE PLAINE
COBORN’S
1010 E. ENTERPRISE DR.
BEMIDJI
LUEKENS VILLAGE FOODS
609 WASHINGTON AVE S
MARKET PLACE NORTH
2000 PAUL BUNYAN DR
BIG FORK
KOCIAN’S FAMILY MARKET
402 RAJALA MILL ROAD
BIG LAKE
COBORN’S
621 ROSE DRIVE
BOWLUS
PSYCKS MARKET
153 MAIN ST
BRAINERD
SAVE FOODS
701 INDUSTRIAL PARK RD SW
SUPER ONE
7895 EXCELSIOR RD
BUFFALO
COBORN’S
205 1ST STREET SOUTH
Caledonia
QUILLIN’S CALEDONIA
510 Vista Dr
CASS LAKE
TEALS MARKET
604 Lyle Chisholm Drive
CLOQUET
SUPER ONE
707 Highway 33 S # 13
COLD SPRINGS
TEALS MARKET
300 MAIN STREET
COOK
ZUP’S FOOD MARKET
U.S. 53
CROSS LAKE
REEDS COUNTRY MARKET
35561 COUNTY ROAD 3
DELANO
COBORN’S
1400 BABCOCK BLVD E
DULUTH
KENWOOD SUPER ONE
1316 W ARROWHEAD
LAKESIDE SUPER ONE
5928 E SUPERIOR STREET
PIGGLY WIGGLY
4020 WOODLAND AVENUE
PLAZA SUPER ONE
15 S 13TH AVENUE E
SUPER ONE DULUTH
5401 BURNING TREE RD
SUPER ONE WEST DULUTH
5300 BRISTOL STREET
WHOLE FOOD’S COMMUNITY COOP
610 E. 4TH ST.
EDEN PRAIRIE
KOWALSKI’S
16500 W 78TH STREET
ELK RIVER
COBORN’S
19424 EVANS AVE N W
ELY
ELY NORTHLAND MARKET
1230 EAST SHERIADEN STREET
EVANSVILLE
NELSONS STORE
103 MAIN
FAIRMONT
HYVEE
907 SO. STATE ST.
FARIBAULT
NELSON’S
430 NORTHWEST 2ND AVENUE
FERGUS FALLS
SERVICE FOODS
321 WEST LINCOLN AVENUE
FERTILE
AL & LAURA FOODS
309 South Mill Street
FOLEY
COBORN’S
P O BOX 428
FOSSTON
PALUBICKIS MARKET
107 NORTH KAISER
FRIDLEY
BOB’S PRODUCE RANCH
7620 UNIVERSITY AVE
GLENCOE
COBORN’S
2211 11TH STREET EAST
GRAND MARAIS
GENE’S IGA
431 East Highway 61
GRAND RAPIDS
OGLES MARKETPLACE
503 NW 4TH STREET
SANDSTROMS
2057 E HWY 2
HASTINGS
COBORN’S
225 33RD ST WEST
HAWLEY
TONY’S SUPERVALU
1515 HARTFORD STREET
HENNING
B & D FOODS
525 Douglas Avenue
HIBBING
SUPER ONE HIBBING
1101 EAST 37TH ST
HOYT LAKES
HOYT LAKES IGA
237 Cty Highway 110
HUTCHINSON
CASHWISE
1020 SOUTH HWY 15
INTERNATIONAL FALLS
INTERNATIONAL FALLS SUPER ONE
1313 3RD STREET
ISANTI
RIVERSIDE MARKET
400 EAST DUAL BLVD
La Crescent
QUILLIN’S LA CRESCENT
24 South Walnut
LITTLE FALLS
COBORN’S
1101 2ND AVE N E
LONG PRAIRIE
COBORN’S
645 LAKE STREET SOUTH
SAVE STORE
800 Commerce Road
MELROSE
COBORN’S
105 EAST MAIN STREET
MINNEAPOLIS
KOWALSKI’S
2440 HENNEPIN AVE
MOORHEAD
CASHWISE
EAST HIGHWAY 10
MOOSE LAKE
MARKET PLACE
HWY 73 SOUTH
MORA
COBORN’S
710 FRANKIE LANE
MORRIS
WILLIES SUPER VALU
25 East 7th Street
NASHWAUK
FRED’S I.G.A.
202 2ND STREET
NEW PRAGUE
COBORN’S
200 ALTON AVE SE
NEW ULM
CASHWISE
1220 WEST RIDGE ROAD
OAK PARK HEIGHTS
KOWALSKI’S
5801 NEAL AVE N.
OLIVIA
TERRYS HOLIDAY MARKET
1002 WEST LINCOLN
OSSEO
DEAN’S SUPER MARKET
312 CENTRAL AVENUE
OTTERTAIL
CARRS GROCERY
320 N State Highway 78
OWATONNA
CASHWISE
495 WEST NORTH ST.
PARK RAPIDS
COBORN’S
209 WEST 1ST STREET
J & B FOODS
101 EAST 4TH ST
PERHAM
DEANS COUNTRY MARKET
211 MARKET DR
PIERZ
PIERZ FOODS
233 MAIN ST. N
PIPESTONE
COBORN’S
115 SECOND AVENUE N E
Plainview
Lanning’s Food Center
215 1st Street Southwest
PRINCETON
COBORN’S
1100 7TH AVE. SOUTH
RAMSEY
COBORN’S
7900 SUNWOOD DRIVE
RANDALL
GOSCHS STORE
517 PACIFIC AVENUE
REDWOOD FALLS
TERSTEEGS HOLIDAY MARKET
1111 EAST BRIDGE
RICE
JANSKIS GROCERY
PO BOX 9
ROCHESTER
HYVEE – BARLOW PLAZA
1315 6TH ST NW
ROSEAU
DOUG’S SUPER MARKET
610 3RD STREET NW
U-SAVE
508 3RD STREET N.W.
SANDSTONE
CHRIS FOOD CENTER
320 STATE HWY 123
SARTELL
COBORN’S
1725 PINE CONE ROAD SOUTH
707 1ST AVE N
SAUK CENTRE
COBORN’S
214 12TH STREET
SCHAEFER’S
411 SINCLAIR LEWIS
SAUK RAPIDS
COBORN’S
110 1ST ST S
ST CLOUD
CASHWISE
250 33RD AVE. SOUTH
CASHWISE – EAST
1001 4TH ST. SE
COBORN’S
2118 8TH STREET – CENTENNIAL PLAZA
900 COOPER AVE SOUTH
ST JAMES
SUPER FAIR FOODS
518 ARMSTRONG BLVD. NORTH
ST PAUL
KOWALSKI’S MARKETS
1261 GRAND AVENUE
ST. JOSEPH
COBORN’S
1500 ELM ST.
STAPLES
ERNIES FOOD MARKET
1230 U.S. HWY 10
SWANVILLE
BOB & FRANS
309 DEGRAFF AVE
THIEF RIVER
SUPER ONE #587
1525 NORTHLAND PLAZA – HWY 59 SOUTH
TOWER
ZUP’S BIG DOLLAR
315 MAIN ST
TWO HARBORS
SUPER ONE #528
802 11TH STREET
UPSALA
PAUL & KATHY’S GROCERY
BOX 310
VIRGINIA
F & D MEATS
1108 8 1/2 STREET SO
SUPER ONE # 459
601 4TH STREET N
SUPER ONE #509
1117 17TH STREET SO
WADENA
MASON BROTHERS COMPANY
222 4TH ST NORTHEAST
SUPER ONE #534
120 IRONWOOD AVE.
WAITE PARK
CASHWISE
113 S WAITE AVENUE
CASHWISE
113 S WAITE AVENUE
WALKER
SUPER ONE #452
701 Michigan Ave W
WARREN
DALES FOODS
422 North Minnesota Street
WARROAD
DOUGS SUPER MARKET
310 MAIN AVE N E
WHITE BEAR LAKE
KOWALSKI’S MARKETS
4391 S LAKE AVENUE
WILLMAR
CASHWISE
1300 SE 3RD STREET
Winona
Rochester Wholesale Fruit
350 W 2nd St

Wisconsin

ANTIGO
BUTCH’S SHOP RITE
115 S SUPERIOR STREET
APPLETON
FESTIVAL FOODS
1200 WEST NORTHLAND AVE
W3195 VAN ROY RD
BAYFIELD
ANDY’S I G A
213 RITTENHOUSE AVE
CHIPPEWA FALLS
GORDYS COUNTY MARKET
17158 County Highway J
212 BAY STREET
SOKUPS MARKET
624 BRIDGE ST.
DANBURY
WAYNES FOODS
7413 MAIN
DE PERE
FESTIVAL FOODS
1001 MAIN AVENUE
EAGLE RIVER
TRIGS
925 E WALL STREET
EAU CLAIRE
GORDYS COUNTY MARKET
2717 BIRCH STREET
GORDY’S COUNTY MARKET
3310 E. HAMILTON AVE.
FOND DU LAC
FESTIVAL FOODS
1125 EAST JOHNSON ST
GREEN BAY
FESTIVAL FOODS
2250 WEST MASON STREET
2534 STEFFENS CT.
SUPERVALU
2080 UNIVERSITY AVENUE
HURLEY
SUPER ONE HURLEY
1009 HOLIDAY LANE
LA CROSSE
FESTIVAL FOODS
30 COPELAND AVENUE
QUILLIN’S-SHELBY
3954 MORMON COULEE RD
LADYSMITH
GORDY’S COUNTY MARKET
400 WEST 9TH ST. NORTH
LUCK
WAYNES FOODS
HWY 35 BUTTERNUT AVE
MANITOWOC
FESTIVAL FOODS
2151 S. 42ND STREET
MEDFORD
COUNTY MARKET
160 MEDFORD PLAZA
MENOMONIE
LAMMERS FOOD FEST
1408 9TH STREET
MERRILL
DAVE’S COUNTY MARKET
300 EAST FIRST STREET
MINOCQUA
TRIGS
70 WEST CENTER
MONTELLO
FREITAG’S IGA FOODS
HWY 22 SOUTH
NEW LONDON
FESTIVAL FOODS
308 N. SHAWANO STREET
ODANAH
MOCCASION TRAIL IGA
125 MAPLE HWY
ONALASKA
FESTIVAL FOODS
1260 CROSSING MEADOWS DRIVE
PARK FALLS
SUPER ONE PARK FALLS
1347 4TH AVE. SOUTH
PRESCOTT
PTACEK I G A
1449 ORRIN ROAD
PULASKI
SUPER RONS’
960 CTY RD B
REEDSBURG
VIKING VILLAGE
150 VIKING VILLAGE DR
RHINELANDER
TRIGS
232 S COURTNEY
RICHLAND CENTER
BURNSTAD’S-RICHLAND CTR
HWY 14 EAST
ED’S FAMILY FOODS
120 S. JEFFERSON
SCHOFIELD
QUALITY FOODS
6205 BUS. HWY 51
SHAWANO
COUNTRY STORE FOODS
413 SOUTH MAIN STREET
STEVENS POINT
TRIGS
1600 ACADAMY AVENUE
STONE LAKE
THE LAKE COMMUNITY COOP
W106 MAIN ST.
SUAMICO
FESTIVAL FOODS
2348 LINEVILLE ROAD
SUPERIOR
EAST SUPERIOR SUPER ONE #454
2222 EAST 5TH STREET
SUPER ONE #530
1515 OAKES AVENUE
SUPER ONE #451
204 BELKNAP ST
THORP
THORP’S SUPERVALU
110 WEST PROSPECT
TOMAH
BURNSTAD’S
701 E. CLIFTON ST.
TOMAHAWK
TOMAHAWK – COUNTY MARKET
662 NORTH 4TH ST
TURTLE LAKE
BECKERS SUPER VALU
608 HWY 8 WEST
WAUSAU
KOHLMAN’S IGA
735 S. 3RD AVE
QUALITY FOODS
2900 RIB MOUNTAIN DRIVE
TRIGS
110 S 17TH AVENUE
WEBSTER
WAYNES FOODS
26363 LAKELAND AVE SOUTH
WISCONSIN RAPID
QUALITY FOODS
1021 EAST GRAND AVENUE
1811 BAKER DRIVE
WITTENBERG
HANKE’S SUPER VALU
100 WEST REED STREET