- King Arthur Flour is recalling 14,218 cases of five-pound Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, due to E. coli concerns.
- The flour was produced with ADM Milling Co., which has been linked to a strain of E. coli that has infected 17 people in 8 states.
- The CDC cautions against consuming raw dough, not only because of salmonella risks linked to raw eggs, but also because of the danger of E. coli contamination connected to unbaked flour.
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King Arthur Flour is recalling more than 14,000 cases of flour sold at retailers including Walmart, Target, and more due to E. coli fears.
On Thursday, the Norwich, Vermont, baking-centric company announced a voluntary recall of 14,218 cases of five-pound Unbleached All-Purpose Flour. The products in question were sold at retailers across the US, though no purchases through King Arthur Flour’s website, Baker’s Catalogue, or Baker’s Store in Norwich were included in the recall.
"King Arthur has been informed by ADM Milling Co. that certain wheat used to make these lots of King Arthur flour has been linked to an ongoing outbreak of E. coli infections," the company said in a statement. "No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with King Arthur flour."
Flour from ADM Milling Co. has been linked to a strain of E. coli that has infected 17 people in 8 states. In May, ADM and Aldi recalled five-pound bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour due to E. coli contamination concerns.
The King Arthur Flour recalled cases have the following used by dates and lot codes:
- 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
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions against consuming raw dough — not only because of salmonella risks linked to raw eggs, but also because of the danger of E. coli contamination connected to unbaked flour.
E. coli infections often induce severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. Roughly 5% to 10% of people who are infected develop hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially life-threatening kidney complication.
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