An E. coli outbreak linked to flour produced by ADM Milling and used in Pillsbury Best Bread Flour, King Arthur flour, ALDI Baker’s Corner flour, and Brand Castle cookie and brownie mixes has ended after sickening 21 people in nine states. Three people were hospitalized. Consumers should return or discard any remaining recalled products. A list of affected products can be found here.
If you were sickened in this outbreak our E. coli lawyers can help. Our experienced team has represented people sickened by contaminated flour in other outbreaks and filed the first lawsuit in a 2016 E. coli outbreak linked to tainted flour at Pizza Ranch restaurants. Our client was a 7-year-old girl from Kansas who developed an E. coli infection from contaminated dough the restaurant served.
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Two of the people sickened in this outbreak recalled that the dough or batter they ate before they became ill was made with flour or baking mixes purchased at ALDI. Tests on Baker’s Corner brand flour from ALDI at a bakery where one of the case-patients tasted the dough was positive for the outbreak strain of E. coli. A recall for 5-lb bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour was issued on May 23, 2019. Three more recalls followed.
On June 13, 5-lb. bags of King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour were recalled. The next day, Hometown Food Company issued a recall of 5-lb. bags of Pillsbury Best Bread Flour. And, on June 21, 2019, Brand Castle issued a recall for cookie and brownie mixes sold under a variety of names.
E. coli Symptoms
Symptoms of an E. coli infection include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that is sometimes bloody. These symptoms usually develop between one and five days of exposure. The people sickened in this outbreak range in age from 7 to 86 years old. They reported onset-of-illness dates ranging from December 11, 2018, to May 21, 2019.
The states reporting cases were: California (1), Connecticut (1), Massachusetts (2), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (7), Ohio (5), Pennsylvania (2) and Rhode Island (1).
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