King Arthur Flour Recalled Bags of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 Lb.) due to E. coli

Vermont’s King Arthur Flour recalled 14,218 cases of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour due to potential contaminated with E. coli. King Arthur has been informed by ADM Milling Co. that wheat used to make these lots of King Arthur flour has been linked to an ongoing outbreak of E. coli infections. Three weeks ago, ADM Milling wheat triggered a recall for ALDI’s Baker’s Corner flour after it was linked to an outbreak of E. coli in flour. King Arthur four is being recalled due to the same wheat. It is not clear if other flours may also have been made with the same contaminated wheat, or why it has taken so long for another potentially contaminated product to be identified. On May 23, 2019, 5-pound bags of Baker’s corner flour were recalled by ADM Milling Co and ALDI after health officials linked the product to the outbreak using Whole Genome Sequencing. The test identified the “genetic fingerprint” of the E. coli O26 outbreak strain in an unopened bag of flour where one of the case-patients ate before becoming ill. The original outbreak has sickened 17 people in eight states and hospitalizing three of them. California, Connecticut, Missouri, and New Jersey each reported one illness. Pennsylvania and Rhode Island each reported two and New York and Ohio each reported five. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with King Arthur Flour. @
In Association with ADM Milling Co, King Arthur Flour, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 Lb.) Because of Possible Health Risk

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