King Arthur has recalled nearly 114,000 5-pound bags of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour due to a risk of E. coli contamination.
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King Arthur Recalls Flour for E. coli Risk
June 2019 — A voluntary recall has been issued for certain 5-lb bags of King Arthur flour that may contain wheat that is linked to an ongoing outbreak of E. coli illnesses.
What Flour Was Recalled?
King Arthur recalled 14,218 cases of 5-pound Unbleached All-Purpose Flour. The products can be identified by the following lot codes and “Best Used By” dates, which are located on the side panel under the nutrition facts:
- BEST USED BY 12/07/19 LOT: L18A07C
- BEST USED BY 12/08/19 LOTS: L18A08A, L18A08B
- BEST USED BY 12/14/19 LOTS: L18A14A, L18A14B, L18A14C
E. coli Outbreak Linked to Flour
King Arthur announced the voluntary recall after a wheat supplier, ADM Milling Co., informed the company about an ongoing outbreak of E. coli infections that was linked to wheat used in the products.
No illnesses have been linked to King Arthur flour. However, at least 17 people were infected with E. coli after eating Baker’s Corner All-Purpose Flour since December 2018. The flour was also produced by ADM Milling Co. In May 2019, ALDI grocery stores recalled the products in 11 states.
Raw Flour May Contain E. coli
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning consumers that flour is a raw ingredient that does not go through a kill-step to destroy harmful bacteria such as E. coli. In 2016, a separate outbreak of E. coli linked to flour sickened 63 people.
What is E. coli?
Infections with E. coli bacteria cause an illness with fever, abdominal cramps, and often bloody diarrhea. Most healthy adults recover without needing medical treatment, but some people develop a type of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
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