April 28, 2017

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...]

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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