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 Code(s) on Product UPC
Creative Baker All Purpose Flour 10 kg 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
6 28622 10180 8
Creative Baker All Purpose Flour 20 kg Lot codes containing:
6 293 SK and 2017 OC 19
6 309 SK and 2017 NO 04
6 28622 10142 6
Creative Baker Whole Wheat Flour 10 kg Lot codes containing:
6 280 SK and 2017 AL 06
6 307 SK and 2017 MA 02
6 308 SK and 2017 MA 03
6 28622 10131 0
Brodie Self Raising Cake & Pastry Flour 1 kg Lot codes containing:
6 313 548 and 2018 FE 08
6 314 548 and 2018 FE 09
0 59000 01484 5
Brodie Self Raising Cake & Pastry Flour 2.5 kg Lot codes containing:
6 294 548 and 2018 JA 20
6 294 548 and 2018 JA 21
0 59000 01482 1
Golden Temple No. 1 Fine Durum Atta Flour Blend 9 kg 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
0 59000 11541 2
Golden Temple Durum Atta Flour Blend 9 kg 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
0 59000 11544 3
Golden Temple Atta Wheat Flour 9 kg 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
0 59000 11545 0
Golden Temple Sooji Creamy Wheat 2 kg Lot codes containing:
6 293 548 and 2018 JA 19
6 312 548 and 2018 FE 07
6 313 548 and 2018 FE 08
0 59000 01552 1
Purity Wheatlets 550 g Lot codes containing:
6 317 548 and 2018 FE 12
6 318 548 and 2018 FE 13
0 59000 03968 8
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 1 kg Lot codes containing:
6 312 548 and 2018 MA 07
6 313 548 and 2018 MA 08
0 59000 01632 0
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 2.5 kg 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
0 59000 01658 0
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 5 kg 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
0 59000 01654 2
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 10 kg 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
0 59000 01652 8
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Unbleached 2.5 kg 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
0 59000 01659 7
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Unbleached 5 kg 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
0 59000 01685 6
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Whole Wheat 2.5 kg 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
0 59000 01510 1
Robin Hood Best for Bread Flour Homestyle White 5 kg 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
0 59000 01519 4
Robin Hood Best for Bread Blend Multigrain 5 kg Lot codes containing:
6 302 548 and 2018 JA 28
6 303 548 and 2018 JA 29
0 59000 01521 7
Robin Hood Best for Blending Flour 2.5 kg Lot codes containing:
6 319 548 and 2018 FE 14
6 320 548 and 2018 FE 15
0 59000 01534 7
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Whole Wheat 5 kg Lot codes containing:
6 302 548 and 2018 JA 28
0 59000 01684 9
Robin Hood Bread and Roll Mix Homestyle White 1.36 kg 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
0 59000 00238 5
Robin Hood Easy Blend Flour 450 g 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
0 59000 03502 4
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 1.8 kg 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
0 59000 01823 2

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.

More information

Complete list of products recalled to the consumer level as part of this ongoing investigation

Public Health Notice - Outbreak of E. coli infections linked to various flours and flour products

For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

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