Thousands of cases of unbleached meal are voluntarily recalled due to E. coli concerns.  There are nearly 114,000 bags of King Arthur Flour.
According to the FDA website, ADM announced Milling Co. King Arthur that wheat used in the flour has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli.
None of the reported diseases
It is only drawn from shelves as a precaution.
The selected five-pound bags of the unbleached general meal were distributed to dealers nationwide, including Target and Walmart.
King Arthur says the recalled products have six specific codes and three best used dates.
The affected dates and parties are:
- BEST USE OF 12/07/19 – LOT: L18A07C
- BEST USE 12.08.1919 – LOTS: L18A08A, L18A08B
- BEST USE OF 12 / 14/19 – LOTS: L18A14A, L18A14B, L18A14C
Anyone who purchased the flour is asked not to use them and discard them or return them to the place of purchase.
"Consumer safety is our top priority, and we voluntarily revoke these specific masses of unbleached versatile flour to prevent potential diseases. We are committed to educating and reminding consumers that the flour is not ready to eat and everything is made with flour must be baked before eating ", according to the company's press release.
There are many strains of the bacteria Escherichia coli (E coli). Most strains are harmless and live in the intestines of healthy humans and animals.
Some types of E. coli cause disease by producing Shiga toxin. People usually get sick two to eight days after taking the germ, says the CDC.
The symptoms of E. coli infections may include stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Some infections are mild, but others can be life-threatening.