Various brands of all-purpose flour recalled due to E. coli O121
- Starting date:
- June 15, 2017
- Type of communication:
- Alert sub-type:
- Updated Food Recall Warning
- Hazard classification:
- Class 2
- Source of recall:
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Recalling firm:
- Country Bulk Inc., Country Pantry Bulk Foods
- Extent of the product distribution:
- CFIA reference number:
- Advisory details
- What you should do
- Who is affected
- Affected products
- Related AWRs
- Media enquiries
Ottawa, June 15, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on June 2, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Industry is recalling various brands of all-purpose flour from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products have been sold in Ontario from the locations identified below.
What you should do
If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
It is not safe to taste or eat raw dough or batter regardless of the type of flour used, as raw flour can be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli O121. Food contaminated with E. coli O121 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.
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Who is affected
There have been reported illnesses associated with flour; however, at this time, there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the products identified in this Food Recall Warning.
This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.
The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
|Brand name||Common name||Size||Code(s) on product||UPC||Additional info|
|Country Bulk||Robin Hood All Purpose Flour||Variable||All units sold from January 19, 2017 up to and including April 21, 2017||Starts with 0 200473||This product was sold from Country Bulk Inc., 845 Weber St. N, Waterloo, Ontario|
|Country Pantry Bulk Foods||Robinhood All Purpose Flour||Variable||All units sold from January 5, 2017 up to and including February 10, 2017||Starts with 2 000660||This product was sold from Country Pantry Bulk Foods, 3048 Lobsinger Line, Heidelberg, Ontario|
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