Certain bags of King Arthur Flour was recalled earlier this week over concerns of potential E. coli contamination.
Bakers beware. A new recall was recently issued for certain batches of all-purpose flour over concerns they may be contaminated with E. coli. The recall involves an estimated 114,000 bags of King Arthur Flour, and was issued after ADM Milling Co. alerted King Arthur that “wheat used in the flour has been linked to an E. coli outbreak.”
Fortunately, none of the reported illnesses linked to E. coli have been traced back to the flour. For now, the products are being pulled off store shelves out of an abundance of caution. According to the notice, the affected 5-pound bags of unbleached all-purpose flour was distributed nationwide to a variety of retailers, including Walmart and Target. The specific lots included in the recall are as follows:
For now, the company and FDA are urging consumers who have the recalled flour to throw it away or return it for a refund. The company also issued the following statement regarding the recall:
“Consumer safety is our top priority, and therefore, we are voluntarily recalling these specific lots of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour to prevent potential illnesses. We are committed to educating and reminding consumers that flour is not ready-to-eat, and anything made with flour must be baked before eating.”