CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that nearly 114,000 bags of King Arthur's unbleached all-purpose flour have been recalled due to concerns about E. coli.
According to the FDA's website, ADM Milling Company informed King Arthur that the wheat used in the flour had been associated with an outbreak of E. Coli.
None of the reported diseases has been associated with flour, which is withdrawn as a precaution.
The five-pound bags were distributed to retailers nationwide, including Target and Walmart.
The flour has been sold in several states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.
King Arthur explains that the recalled products have six specific lot codes and three "Best Used By" dates:
- Best used by 12/07/19 LOT: L18A07C
- Best used by 12/08/19 LOTS: L18A08A, L18A08B
- Best used by 12/14/19 LOTS: L18A14A, L18A14B, L18A14C
E. coli can cause diarrhea, often with bloody stools.
Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people may develop kidney failure. It is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly, but can lead to serious kidney damage or death.
Customers who have questions about this recall or King Arthur Flour products are encouraged to call the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, at 1-866-797-9178.
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