Robin Hood brand Baker's Hood All Purpose Flour recalled due to E. coli O121

Starting date:
June 15, 2017
Type of communication:
Recall
Alert sub-type:
Updated Food Recall Warning
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Country Pantry Bulk Foods, Orchard Lane Bulk Foods
Distribution:
Ontario, Possibly National
Extent of the product distribution:
Consumer
CFIA reference number:
11510

Advisory details

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 Robin Hood brand Baker's Hood All Purpose Flour from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

The following product has been sold from various retailers in Ontario and possibly nationally. Please note that the product described below was intended for sale to hotels, restaurants, and institutions.

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.

Who is affected

There have been reported illnesses associated with flour; however, at this time, there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the product identified in this Food Recall Warning.

Background

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.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Robin Hood Baker's Hood All Purpose Flour 20 kg Lot codes containing:
BB/MA 2017 OC 12 and 6 286 SK and C0010118
BB/MA 2017 OC 15 and 6 289 SK and C0010543
BB/MA 2017 OC 21 and 6 295 SK and C0010547
BB/MA2017 OC 25 and 6 299 SK and C0010882
BB/MA 2017 NO 04 and 6 309 SK and C0011329
6 28622 10089 4

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