The Outbreak of E. coli O26 Linked to ALDI Baker’s Corner Flour is being investigated

The FDA, the CDC, and state and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O26 linked to ALDI’s Baker’s Corner flour. The Rhode Island Department of Health collected and analyzed an unopened sample of this flour and determined that the flour contained E. coli O26. On May 22, 2019, ALDI and ADM Milling Co. announced a recall of the flour which was supplied by an ADM Milling Co. production facility in Buffalo, N.Y. On May 23, 2019, ADM Milling Co. announced an expansion of the recall. The products were distributed in select stores in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia. ALDI also expanded its recall. On May 24, 2019, DNA analysis conducted by CDC found that the E. coli in the unopened sample of flour was closely related by WGS to the strain of E. coli O26 that has caused an outbreak affecting 17 people in 8 states. @
Outbreak Investigation E. Coli O26 Aldi Baker’s Corner Flour

Outbreak linked to recalled flour, investigation focuses on source and scope of contamination

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