The nuts were sold by retailers nationwide and in Canada in November and December. No E. coli has been detected in the products but the suspicion it may exist prompted the recall.
Symptoms of E. coli infection may include abdominal cramps and diarrhea, which is often bloody. Most victims recover within a week; however, some may develop complications requiring hospitalization. Young children and the elderly are at most risk of a potentially life-threatening complication that can include kidney failure.