In an extension of the recall of October 3, King Arthur Flour recalls three more batches of his 5-kilogram bags of flour due to potential contamination with E. coli.
“King Arthur Flour Inc. was notified by ADM Milling Co. that three additional codes for unbleached all-purpose (5-pound bags) were omitted from the original data they provided for the press release on October 3, 2019, ”according to the King Arthur recall notice released today by the Food and Drug Administration.
"As stated in the previous release, we have made this voluntary recall because of the potential presence of E. coli 026."
Consumers can determine if they have added flour to the recall in their homes by looking for the following date and lot codes:
- Best used by date 1
- Best used by date 01/08/20 : Lot code A19A08A
The company says it has not received any confirmed reports of illnesses, per day date, related to the recalled meal.
Consumers who have some of the recalled flour should throw it away, according to the recall notice. They can claim reimbursement or damages at kingarthurflour.com/voluntaryrecall, or by calling consumer hotel King Arthur Flour at 866-797-9178.
The flour company encouraged consumers to be responsible for food security in their homes by thoroughly washing their hands, work surfaces and utensils after contacting raw dough products or flour, and never to eat raw dough or stir.
ADM Milling, the flour producer, is part of the multinational Archer Daniels Midland Company.
About E. coli infections
Anyone who has eaten any of the implied meal and developed symptoms of E. coli infection should consult a doctor and tell their doctor about possible exposure to the bacteria. Specific tests are needed to diagnose the infections, which can mimic other diseases.
The symptoms of E. coli infections vary for each person, but often include severe stomach cramps and diarrhea, which are often bloody. Some patients may also have a fever. Most patients recover within five to seven days. Others may develop severe or life-threatening symptoms and complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
About 5 to 10 percent of those diagnosed with E. coli infections develop a potentially life-threatening kidney failure complication. , known as a hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Symptoms of HUS include fever, abdominal pain, feeling very tired, decreased urination frequency, small unexplained bruising or bleeding and paleness.
Many people with HUS become healthy within a few weeks, but some suffer permanent injuries or death. This condition can occur among people of all ages, but is most common in children younger than five years because of their immature immune system, older adults due to worsening immune systems, and people with compromised immune systems such as cancer patients.
People who experience HUS symptoms should seek medical attention immediately. People with HUS are likely to be hospitalized because the condition can cause other serious and ongoing problems such as hypertension, chronic kidney disease, brain damage and neurological problems.
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