NORWICH, Vt. – King Arthur Flour has been recalled for possible E. coli contamination.
According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), King Arthur Flour announced Thursday that the company voluntarily recalls 14,218 cases of King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour due to the potential presence of E. coli.
The product was distributed through dealers and distributors nationwide, including at Target and Walmart stores.
"King Arthur has been informed by ADM Milling Co. that certain wheat used to make these many King Arthur flour has been linked to an ongoing outbreak of E. coli infections," King Arthur said in a statement . "No diseases have been reported so far in connection with King Arthur's flour."
The affected meal in the recall has six specific codes and three "Best Used By" dates. The dates and lot numbers are located at the bottom of the sidebar, below the nutrition panel. The affected dates and parties are:
- BEST USE OF 12/07/19 LOT: L18A07C
- BEST USE OF 12/08/19 LOTS: L18A08A, L18A08B
- BEST USE OF 12/14/19 LOTS: L18A14A, L18A14B, L18A14C
The products sold through the King Arthur Flour website, Baker's Catalog or Baker's Store in Norwich, Vermont, are not included in the recall.
Customers can return the meal to local stores for credit or refund.
According to the FDA, E. coli causes a diarrhea disease often with bloody stools. Most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, but some may develop a form of renal failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HOUSES are most likely in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to severe kidney damage and even death.
If you have any questions about this recall, please contact King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at (866) 797-9178.
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