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Walnut recall includes fudge, gelato

09/13/2011 10:22 EDT | Updated 11/13/2011 05:12 EST

A recall of bulk walnuts and other snacks has expanded to include fudge and gelato sold in Ontario and Saskatchewan.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced the initial walnut recall on Sept. 1 saying certain walnuts and walnuts products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

The recall has expandedseveral times.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with eating these products.

Eating foods tainted with E. coli can lead to abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Severe cases of E. coli-related illnesses can be fatal.

The newest products affected were:

The above walnuts and walnut products were repackaged by retailers using bulk walnuts imported by Johnvince Foods in 25 pound cardboard cases bearing Lot code W1866 and the name Andersen and Sons Shelling, Vina, California.

CFIA said it is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

In April, walnuts were removed from bulk bins and store shelves after more than a dozen Canadians got sick.

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