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Updated Food Recall Warning - Various brands of flour and flour products recalled due to E. coli O121

Recall date:
May 26, 2017
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - E. coli O121
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Ardent Mills
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
11434

Recall details

Ottawa, May 26, 2017 - The food recall warning issued on May 11, 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.

Ardent Mills is recalling various brands of flour and flour products due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size UPC Code(s) on Product
Creative Baker All Purpose Flour 10 kg 6 28622 10180 8 Lot codes containing:
6 285 SK and 2017 OC 11
6 286 SK and 2017 OC 12
6 312 SK and 2017 NO 07
6 313 SK and 2017 NO 08
Creative Baker All Purpose Flour 20 kg 6 28622 10142 6 Lot codes containing:
6 293 SK and 2017 OC 19
6 309 SK and 2017 NO 04
Creative Baker Whole Wheat Flour 10 kg 6 28622 10131 0 Lot codes containing:
6 280 SK and 2017 AL 06
6 307 SK and 2017 MA 02
6 308 SK and 2017 MA 03
Brodie Self Raising Cake & Pastry Flour 1 kg 0 59000 01484 5 Lot codes containing:
6 313 548 and 2018 FE 08
6 314 548 and 2018 FE 09
Brodie Self Raising Cake & Pastry Flour 2.5 kg 0 59000 01482 1 Lot codes containing:
6 294 548 and 2018 JA 20
6 294 548 and 2018 JA 21
Golden Temple No. 1 Fine Durum Atta Flour Blend 9 kg 0 59000 11541 2 Lot codes containing:
6 286 548 and 2018 JA 12
6 287 548 and 2018 JA 13
6 299 548 and 2018 JA 25
6 300 548 and 2018 JA 26
Golden Temple Durum Atta Flour Blend 9 kg 0 59000 11544 3 Lot codes containing:
6 278 548 and 2018 JA 04
6 279 548 and 2018 JA 05
6 293 548 and 2018 JA 19
6 294 548 and 2018 JA 20
6 306 548 and 2018 FE 01
Golden Temple Atta Wheat Flour 9 kg 0 59000 11545 0 Lot codes containing:
6 279 548 and 2018 JA 05
6 280 548 and 2018 JA 06
6 292 548 and 2018 JA 18
6 293 548 and 2018 JA 19
Golden Temple Sooji Creamy Wheat 2 kg 0 59000 01552 1 Lot codes containing:
6 293 548 and 2018 JA 19
6 312 548 and 2018 FE 07
6 313 548 and 2018 FE 08
Purity Wheatlets 550 g 0 59000 03968 8 Lot codes containing:
6 317 548 and 2018 FE 12
6 318 548 and 2018 FE 13
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 1 kg 0 59000 01632 0 Lot codes containing:
6 312 548 and 2018 MA 07
6 313 548 and 2018 MA 08
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 2.5 kg 0 59000 01658 0 Lot codes containing:
6 278 548 and 2018 AL 04
6 279 548 and 2018 AL 05
6 280 548 and 2018 AL 06
6 296 548 and 2018 AL 22
6 297 548 and 2018 AL 23
6 298 548 and 2018 AL 24
6 310 548 and 2018 MA 05
6 311 548 and 2018 MA 06
6 319 548 and 2018 MA 14
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 5 kg 0 59000 01654 2 Lot codes containing:
6 305 548 and 2018 AL 30
6 306 548 and 2018 MA 01
6 317 548 and 2018 MA 12
6 318 548 and 2018 MA 13
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 10 kg 0 59000 01652 8 Lot codes containing:
6 292 548 and 2018 AL 18
6 295 548 and 2018 AL 21
6 298 548 and 2018 AL 24
6 301 548 and 2018 AL 27
6 305 548 and 2018 AL 30
6 306 548 and 2018 MA 01
6 308 548 and 2018 MA 03
6 309 548 and 2018 MA 04
6 312 548 and 2018 MA 07
6 313 548 and 2018 MA 08
6 314 548 and 2018 MA 09
6 319 548 and 2018 MA 14
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Unbleached 2.5 kg 0 59000 01659 7 Lot codes containing:
6 297 548 and 2018 AL 23
6 298 548 and 2018 AL 24
6 308 548 and 2018 MA 03
6 309 548 and 2018 MA 04
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Unbleached 5 kg 0 59000 01685 6 Lot codes containing:
6 302 548 and 2018 AL 28
6 303 548 and 2018 AL 29
6 304 548 and 2018 AL 30
6 317 548 and 2018 MA 12
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Whole Wheat 2.5 kg 0 59000 01510 1 Lot codes containing:
6 285 548 and 2018 JA 11
6 286 548 and 2018 JA 12
6 295 548 and 2018 JA 21
6 296 548 and 2018 JA 22
6 309 548 and 2018 FE 04
6 310 548 and 2018 FE 05
Robin Hood Best for Bread Flour Homestyle White 5 kg 0 59000 01519 4 Lot codes containing:
6 303 548 and 2018 AL 29
6 314 548 and 2018 MA 09
6 316 548 and 2018 MA 11
6 317 548 and 2018 MA 12
Robin Hood Best for Bread Blend Multigrain 5 kg 0 59000 01521 7 Lot codes containing:
6 302 548 and 2018 JA 28
6 303 548 and 2018 JA 29
Robin Hood Best for Blending Flour 2.5 kg 0 59000 01534 7 Lot codes containing:
6 319 548 and 2018 FE 14
6 320 548 and 2018 FE 15
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Whole Wheat 5 kg 0 59000 01684 9 Lot codes containing:
6 302 548 and 2018 JA 28
Robin Hood Bread and Roll Mix Homestyle White 1.36 kg 0 59000 00238 5 Lot codes containing:
6 293 548 and 2017 AU 19
6 294 548 and 2017 AU 20
6 295 548 and 2017 AU 21
6 298 548 and 2017 AU 24
6 299 548 and 2017 AU 25
Robin Hood Easy Blend Flour 450 g 0 59000 03502 4 Lot codes containing:
7018628 and 2018 AL 18
7019628 and 2018 AL 19
7020628 and 2018 AL 20
7022628 and 2018 AL 22
7023628 and 2018 AL 23
7024628 and 2018 AL 24
7025628 and 2018 AL 25
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 1.8 kg 0 59000 01823 2 Lot codes containing:
6 334 623 05 and 2018 MA 29
6 335 623 05 and 2018 MA 30
6 336 623 05 and 2018 JN 01
6 337 623 05 and 2018 JN 02
7 024 623 05 and 2018 JL 24
7 026 623 05 and 2018 JL 26

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.

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 products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

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.

Related recalls

2017-06-29 - Certain Pie Shells and Tart Shells recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-06-27 - Certain Pie Shells and Tart Shells recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-06-23 - Lost Acre Variety brand of All Purpose Flour recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-06-22 - Tart Shells recalled by Dresden Meat Packers due to E. coli O121

2017-06-21 - Certain Pie Shells and Tart Shells recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-06-19 - Robin Hood brand Super Keynote Strong Bakers Flour and Italian Style Flour recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-06-16 - Certain Cookie Dough, Pie Shells and Tart Shells recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-06-15 - Robin Hood brand Baker's Hood All Purpose Flour recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-06-15 - Various brands of all-purpose flour recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-06-02 - Various brands of pie and tart shells recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-05-11 - Various pie and tart shells recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-05-10 - Tart Shells sold by The New Food Box recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-04-28 - Mom's Pantry / Jim & Leonie brand 3" Unsweetened Tart Shells and 9" Unbaked Pie Lids recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-04-25 - Various brands of pie and tart shells recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-04-16 - Various brands of flour and flour products recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-04-12 - Various brands of flour and flour products recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-04-04 - Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original recalled due to E. coli O121

2017-03-28 - Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original recalled due to E. coli O121

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