May 23, 2017

New E. coli Outbreak in Canada Associated with Flour

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has issued an alert about a new outbreak of E. coli O121 associated with flour. Six people in that province were infected with the same strain of E. coli O121 between February and April, 2017. A sample of flour from one of the ill person's home was tested by the BCCDC Public Health Laboratory. The flour tested positive for the same strain of E. coli O121 in all the illnesses. Public health officials do not know if all of the patients consumed the same flour. But the BCCDC is recommending that all consumers throw away Rogers all-purpose flour in a 10 kg bag with lot number MFD 17 JAN 19 C. this flour was sold at Costco in British Columbia beginning January 2017. This outbreak is happening at the same time as a national … [Read more...]

More Pie and Tart Shells Recalled in Canada for E. coli O121

More pie and tart shells are being recalled in Canada for possible E. coli O121 contamination. This recall is related to the recall of flour for this bacteria. There are illnesses associated with flour, but there are no confirmed illnesses associated with the products in this particular recall. These products were sold in Ontario at the retail level. They include Briwood Farm Market 10" pie shells in 2 pieces, sold from March 22, 2017 through April 28, 2017, sold from Briwood Farm Market at 1030 Talbot Street in St. Thomas, Ontario. Also recalled is Lynn's Bakery & Deli 2" unsweetened tart shells, sold from December 23, 2016 through April 27, 2017, sold from Lynn's Bakery & Deli at 2190 Dundas Street in London, Ontario. Unsweetened 2" tart shells prepared for Apple Valley Foods … [Read more...]

Mom’s Pantry Products Recalled in Canada for Possible E. coli O121

The food recall warning issued on April 25, 2017 in Canada has been updated to include additional product information. Mom's Pantry tart shells and pie lids are being recalled for possible E. coli O121 contamination. This is associated with the flour recall in Canada for E. coli O121. There have been illnesses reported that are associated with flour, but there are no confirmed illnesses associated with these particular recalled products. The recalled products are Mom's Pantry / Jim & Leonie 3" unsweetened tart shells in 90 x 19 gram packages. All units sold from December 1, 2016 up to and including April 28, 2017 are included in this recall. There is no UPC number. Also recalled is Mom's Pantry / Jim & Leonie 9" unbaked pie lids in 15 x 142 gram packages. All units sold from … [Read more...]

Pie and Tart Shells Recalled in Canada for E. coli O121

The food recall warning about Ardent Mills flours and flour products being recalled for possible E. coli O121 in Canada has been updated to include more products. Harlan Bakeries in Edmonton is recalling pie and tart shells for possible contamination. There is a breakout associated with flour, but there are no confirmed illnesses associated with these products. You can see the long list of products, along with sizes, product label pictures, codes on the product, and UPC numbers at the CFIA web site. The brand names range from no brand name to Great value, Apple Valley, and Western Family. The recalled products are Sweetened Tart Shells, Deep Dish Pie Shells, and others. If you purchased these products, do not eat them or use them, even if you are going to bake them. Throw them away … [Read more...]

Rich Products Pizza Dough Balls Recalled in Canada for E. coli O121

Rich Products of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are recalling Pizza Dough Balls because of possible E. coli O121 contamination. This recall is related to the recall of Ardent Mills flours for the same bacterial contamination. There is no information about whether or not any illnesses have been associated with this issue. There is an outbreak in Canada linked to Ardent Mills flours. The pizza dough balls were sold to hotels, restaurants, and institutions. The recalled products are both Rich Products Corporation brand. The first is 7 ounce Pizza Dough Ball in 12.9 kg packages. The codes on the product are 77007016 - Use by 19/May/17; 77007045 - Use by 14/Jun/17; and 77007059 - Use by 28/Jun/17; and the UPC number is 0 00 49800 11267 4. The second product is 18 ounce … [Read more...]

E. coli O121 Outbreak in Canada Linked to Flour Grows to 28 Cases

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated their investigation into the E. coli O121 outbreak linked to flours and flour products. There are now 28 people sick in that outbreak. The case count by province is: British Columbia (12), Saskatchewan (4), Alberta (5), Ontario (1) and Newfoundland and Labrador (5). One of the 28 cases was a visitor to Canada. The illness onset dates range from November 2016 to March 2017. Seven individuals have been hospitalized. These patients have recovered or are recovering. No deaths have been reported. The average age of ill individuals is 24 years. There have been several recalls linked to this outbreak; all of the flours and flour products are produced by Ardent Mills. Brand names of the recalled products include Creative Baker, … [Read more...]

Flour Recall for E. coli O121 Updated Again in Canada

The food recall warning issued on April 12, 2017 in Canada for flour that may be contaminated with E. coli O121 has been updated again. There is an outbreak associated with flour in that country, but the notice states that "there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the products identified in this Food Recall Warning." You can see the long list of recalled products, along with the brand name, common name, codes on the product, UPC number, photos, and additional information at the CFIA web site. The recalled brands this time include Creative Baker and Robin Hood. The common names of the products recalled include Best for Blending Flour, All Purpose Flour, All Purpose Flour, Unbleached, All Purpose Flour, Original, and Bread and Roll Mix Homestyle. If you purchased any of … [Read more...]

Canadian Recall of Robin Hood Flour for E. coli O121 Updated

The recall of Robin Hood flour in Canada for possible E. coli O121 contamination has ben updated to include more information. There is an outbreak linked to this product in Canada. At least 25 people are sick in four provinces in that outbreak, although the recall notice states that one person has been sickened. The recalled product is Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original, in 10 kg packages. The codes on the product are Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 17 and 6 291 548. Only product with a best before date of April 17, 2018 (2018 AL 17) and the production code 6 291 548 is being recalled. The UPC number of the product is 0 59000 01652 8. If you purchased this product, do not use it, even if you are going to cook or bake with the flour. Flour is a finely divided solid and … [Read more...]

Robin Hood Flour Recalled in Canada for E. coli O121

Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are recalling Robin Hood brand all purpose flour in one size for possible E. coli O121 contamination. There is an outbreak linked to this product that has sickened at least 25 people in four provinces. The recalled product is Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original, in 10 kilogram bags. The lot codes are BB/MA 2018 AL 17 and 6 291 548, and the UPC number is 0 59000 01652 8. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation into this recall and the outbreak. More products may be recalled related to this investigation. If you purchased this product, do not use it or eat it, even if you plan to cook with it. Flour can be scattered around a kitchen as you work, and can easily contaminate other surfaces, utensils, … [Read more...]

E. coli Outbreak Linked to Robin Hood Flour Sickens 25 in Canada

An E. coli O121 outbreak linked to Robin Hood flour in Canada has sickened at least 25 people, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. All patients identified in this outbreak have samples with E. coli bacteria that match genetically. This outbreak is reminiscent of the 2016 E. coli outbreak in the United States linked to General Mills flour. And it's another reminder that flour is a raw agricultural product, can be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria, and should never be eaten raw. The flour has been recalled. The product is Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original in 10 kilogram bags with a code of BB/MA 2018 AL 17 and 6 291 548. It was distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Secondary recalls of products made with this flour may be announced … [Read more...]

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