An E. coli outbreak linked to flour produced by ADM Milling has triggered a number of recalls after 17 illnesses in eight states were reported. Currently, four products have been recalled because they contain wheat produced at ADM’s mill in Buffalo, NY that is potentially contaminated with E. coli.
E. coli Flour Recalls
Baker’s Choice (ALDI) Flour Recall
On May 23, 2019, ALDI issued a recall for 5-lb bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour. The recalled products were sold at ALDI stores in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
King Arthur Flour Recall
On June 13, King Arthur issued a recall for 5-lb. bags of King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour. The recall includes six lots:
- Lot: L18A07C with Best Used By date 12/07/19
- Lots: L18A08A, L18A08B with Best Used By date 12/08/19
- Lots: L18A14A, L18A14B, L18A14C with Best Used By 12/14/19
Pillsbury Best Bread Flour
On June 14, 2019, Hometown Food Company issued a recall of 5-lb. bags of Pillsbury Best Bread Flour. The recalled products are marked with the UPC Code 0 5150020031 5 and the following lot codes and use-by dates:
- Lot Code: 8 342 with Use-By Date: JUN 08 2020
- Lot Code: 8 343 with Use-By Date: JUN 09 2020
Brand Castle Mixes
On June 21, 2019, Brand Castle issued a recall for cookie and brownie mixes sold under a variety of names. The recalled products were sold in 25-oz and 32-oz glass jars with the following lot codes.
- Brand Castle Arctic Chill Chocolate Mint Cookie Mix UPC 6-54448-01035-2, Lot L6112618
- Brand Castle Hot Cocoa Cookie Mix: UPC 6-54448-01036-9, Lot L5111918
- Brand Castle The Grinch Sugar Cookie Mix with Sprinkles: UPC 6-54448-01038-3, Lot 25JUL2019BC8324
- In the Mix Chocolate Mint Chip Cookie Mix: UPC 6-54448-01081-9, Lot LM101518
- Sisters Gourmet Million Dollar Cookie Mix: UPC 6-54448-00002-5, Lot L2121818
- Sisters Gourmet Billion Dollar Brownie Mix: UPC 6-54448-00017-9, Lot 31OCT2019BC8324
E. coli Symptoms
Symptoms of an E. coli infection, which include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that is sometimes bloody, usually develop within one to five days of exposure. The case-patients in this outbreak, who range in age from 7 to 86 years old, reported onset-of-illness dates ranging from December 11, 2018, to April 18, 2019. Three of them had illnesses that were so severe they needed to be hospitalized.
The case count by state is: California (1), Connecticut (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (5), Ohio (5), Pennsylvania (2) and Rhode Island (2).
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