May 22, 2019: ALDI Flour Recall For Potential E. Coli Contamination

ALDI Flour Recall Announcement

ALDI, in cooperation with ADM Milling Co., has issued a recall for its Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour because the product may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen E. coli. The recalled flour is sold at retail stores in the Northeastern United States.

ALDI Flour Recall Information

According to the company’s announcement, the recalled flour was sourced from an ADM Milling Co. production plant in Buffalo, New York. The product subject to the ALDI flour recall was distributed to ALDI stores in 11 states including: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.

The Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour affected by this recall is sold in a 5 lb. bag with a best if used by date of Dec. 2, 2019, lot code L18A02B and the following UPC code: 041498130404.

Consumers should not use or consume the recalled flour. The flour should be discarded immediately or returned your local store for a refund.

Flour And/or Raw Dough Can Contain Bacteria That Cause Foodborne Illness

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has cautioned the public of the risks associated with consuming raw flour and/or dough stating:

“Flour is typically a raw agricultural product. This means it hasn’t been treated to kill germs like Escherichia coli (E. coli). Harmful germs can contaminate grain while it’s still in the field or at other steps during flour production. The bacteria are killed when food made with flour is cooked. This is why you should never taste or eat raw dough or batter—whether made from recalled or any other flour. In 2016, an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to raw flour made 63 people sick. Flour products have long shelf lives and could be in people’s homes for a long time. If you have any recalled flour products in your home, throw them away.”

Additional food safety information concerning raw dough and flour can be found on the CDC website.

In addition to not eating raw dough or flour, consumers are also reminded to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw dough products or flour.

Food Poisoning Lawsuit Information

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