The supermarket chain Aldi has recalled all 5-pound bags of Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour Thursday after the product was linked to an outbreak of E. coli that has sighted 17 people in eight states, the centers of disease control and prevention ( CDC) in a statement.
CDC informed Aldi customers to discard the meal if it was purchased from the stores and to wash items that might have come into contact with the product. The meal was sold in Aldi stores in New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Delaware, West Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, according to an Aldi statement.
Aldi has recalled all five-pound bags of Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour Thursday due to the potential presence of E. coli. (Rhode Island Department of Health)
A statement by Aldi read: "In collaboration with ADM Milling Co., ALDI has recalled Bakers Corner All Purpose Meal sold at outlets in the Northeast US due to a potential presence of E coli. "
CDC reported that 17 people so far have been infected with E. coli in eight states since the onset of December 11, 2018, through April 18, 2019. Three people have been hospitalized and no deaths were reported. The Food and Drug Administration investigates whether other brands of the flour can also become contaminated.
Four of the seven sick people told the CDC they licked or tasted raw dough or butter.
Symptoms of E. coli include abdominal cramps, nausea, diarrhea and convulsions, according to the Mayo Clinic.
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Last week, the CDC stated that there are 196 reported cases of E. coli associated with ground meat across 10 states.
Fox Business & # 39; Elizabeth Zwirz contributed to this report.