September 16, 2019

Pillsbury Bread Flour Recalled For Possible E. coli Contamination

Hometown Food Company is recalling specific lot codes of Pillsbury Bread Flour for possible E. coli contamination. This product was made by ADM Milling Company at the mill in Buffalo, New York. Some of the wheat used to make this product has been linked to an E. coli O26 outbreak that has sickened 17 people in 8 states. No illnesses have been associated with this specific recalled product.

Some lots of King Arthur all-purpose flour, and all lots of 5 pound bags of ALDI Baker’s Corner flour have been recalled in association with this issue. All of these products were manufactured at ADM Milling.

The recall is for 4,620 cases of Pillsbury Best Bread Flour in 5 pound bags. It was distributed to a limited number of retailers and distributors in these states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The recalled product has one UPC number, 0 5150020031 5. One of the bags has lot code 8 342 and use by date of JUN 08 2020. The other has lot code 8 343, and use by date JUN 09 2020.

All other Pillsbury bread flour products with other UPC numbers, best by dates, and lot codes are not affected by this recall. Best if used by dates are printed on the side of the package below the Nutrition Facts Panel.

If you purchased this product, do not use it. Discard it or take it back to the place of purchase. If you have decanted flour into another container and aren’t sure if it was this product, it’s a good idea to discard the flour. Clean the container with soap and water before you refill it.

Flour is a raw agricultural product and can be contamianted with pathogens. Never eat raw dough or batter made with flour. When you work with flour, clean the work surface, utensils, bowls and plates, and your hands well with soap and water after use. And try to avoid cross-contamination between the flour and other foods, especially those that are eaten raw.

Pillsbury Bread Flour Recalled For Possible E. coli Contamination

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