More flour is recalled in an E. coli outbreak that has sick more than a dozen people in eight states. King Arthur Flour remembers 14,218 cases of five-pound King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Meal because of the potential presence of E. coli, the US Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday. The revoked product was distributed through resellers and distributors nationwide, including Walmart.
King Arthur was told by Archer Daniels Midland that wheat used in the recalled meal had been linked to "a continuous outbreak of E. coli infections," King Arthur said. "No diseases have so far been reported in connection with King Arthur's flour." The end-May disease control and prevention centers said 1
The recall involves the following six code sections and three best used dates, located on the underside, under the nutrition facts panel:
BEST USE 12/07/19 LOT: L18A07C
BEST USE 12/08/19 LOTS: L18A08A, L18A08B
BEST USE OF 12/14/19 LOTS: L18A14A, L18A14B, L18A14C
The last recall comes almost three weeks after Aldi recalled Bakers Corner All Purpose Meal, which was sold in stores in 11 states, due to possible E. coli contamination. The five pound bags of flour should either be thrown or returned to the store for repayment, the company said in a statement.
Melmet, made by ADM, was sold in several states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.
Consumers should not eat raw materials made from flour because wheat can carry the risk of bacteria, the company said in a statement. Baking, frying or cooking will kill the bacteria, but consumers should also wash their hands, work surfaces and utensils after they come in contact with colostrum, the company said.
The revoked Bakers Corner All Purpose Meal has the UPC code 041498130404. The company said that with questions can call ADM Milling customer service at 800-422-1688 between 8 and 4:30 pm. Central time.