Updated Food Recall Warning - Robin Hood brand Baker's Hood All Purpose Flour recalled due to E. coli O121

Recall date:
June 15, 2017
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - E. coli O121
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Country Pantry Bulk Foods, Lost Acre Variety, Orchard Lane Bulk Foods
Distribution:
Ontario, Possibly National
Extent of the distribution:
Consumer
Reference number:
11510, 11531, 11551

Recall 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.

Recalled 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

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 product 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 product 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 - 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

2017-05-26 - Various brands of flour and flour products 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

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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Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600
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