In connection with ADM Milling Company, King Arthur Flour announced a voluntary national recall of specific batches of the unbleached all-purpose flour in 5-pound and 25-pound bags due to the potential presence of E.coli. [19659002RecallingEnlargementOnTheOtherBecauseofAnnouncementJun
No diseases related to the product have been confirmed yet, the company said.
"Consumers should discard any affected products," the Food and Drug Administration said in a tweet. Consumers can also claim reimbursement or compensation on King Arthur's website.
King Arthur said that the 5-kilo bags were sold through retailers and distributors nationwide, and through the Vermont website, directory and company store. The 25-pound bags were sold only through Costco stores.
CDC warns consumers not to consume raw materials made with flour. This strain of E. coli, known as E. coli 026, is killed by heat through roasting, roasting, saucing or boiling products made with flour.
People usually get sick within three to four days after being exposed to this type. of E. coli, says the CDC. Symptoms include diarrhea and cramps, and patients usually recover within a week.
Last month, General Mills announced a voluntary recall of its gold medal unbleached full-year flour for possible E. coli O26 contamination.
The CDC warned consumers in May of several flours that could be contaminated with E. coli O26. The recall included flour from King Arthur, Pillsbury and ALDI's Baker's Corner. At least 21people from nine states were infected between December 2018 and May, although the outbreak was canceled in July.