Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) Investigation into E. coli O121 in Flour and Flour Products

Final Update from PHAC

The Public Health Agency of Canada's Public Health Notice has been updated to reflect that the outbreak appears to be over and the outbreak investigation has been closed.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has completed its food safety investigation and is conducting effectiveness checks to verify that unsafe food has been removed from store shelves, as part of the final step of the recall process.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is working with the Public Health Agency of Canada and other federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of Escherichia coli, called E. coli O121.

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.

Did You Know?

  • Flour is not a ready-to-eat food and should not be consumed raw.
  • Handling and eating homemade dough and playdough made from flour can make you sick.
List of Recalled Products (at the consumer level)
Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
(bar code)
Additional Info
Apple Valley 2" Sweet Tart Shells 640 g

Best before date:

2017NO24

6 87415 17100 8
Apple Valley 3" Tart Shells 570 g

Best before dates:

2017 NO 30

2017 DE 09

6 87415 17103 9
Apple Valley SHELL PIE DEEP UNSWEETENED 5" 6.8 kg

2017-12-06,

2017-12-20,

2017-12-21

00 687415 80500 2 Sold in Ontario from Country Pantry Bulk Foods, 3048 Lobsinger Line, Heidelberg, Ontario. Please note that the product described below was intended for sale to hotels, restaurants, and institutions.
Apple Valley SHELL PIE UNSWEETENED 8" 4.0 kg

2017-12-08,

2017-12-22

00 687415 80802 7 Sold in Ontario from Country Pantry Bulk Foods, 3048 Lobsinger Line, Heidelberg, Ontario. Please note that the product described below was intended for sale to hotels, restaurants, and institutions.
Briwood Farm Mkt. 10" Pie Shells 2 pieces All units sold from March 22, 2017 up to and including April 28, 2017 None This product was sold from Briwood Farm Market, 1030 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario
Brodie Self Raising Cake & Pastry Flour 1 kg

Lot codes containing:

6 291 548 and 2018 JA 17

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
Country Bulk Robin Hood All Purpose Flour Variable All units sold from January 19, 2017 up to and including April 21, 2017 Starts with 0 200473 This product was sold from Country Bulk Inc., 845 Weber St. N, Waterloo, Ontario
Country Pantry Bulk Foods Robinhood All Purpose Flour Variable All units sold from January 5, 2017 up to and including February 10, 2017 Starts with 2 000660 This product was sold from Country Pantry Bulk Foods, 3048 Lobsinger Line, Heidelberg, Ontario
Creative Baker All Purpose Flour 10 kg

Lot codes containing:

6 285 SK and 2017 OC 11

6 286 SK and 2017 OC 12

6 300 SK and 2017 OC 26

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:

6 291 SK and 2017 OC 17

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

6 292 SK and 2017 AL 18

6 307 SK and 2017 MA 02

6 308 SK and 2017 MA 03

6 28622 10131 0
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 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

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 Sooji Creamy Wheat 2 kg

Lot codes containing:

6 292 548 and 2018 JA 18

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
Great Value Deep Dish Pie Shells 380 g

Best before dates:

2017 NO 24

2017 DE 01

2017 DE 23

6 28915 08589 1
Great Value Tart Shells 228 g

Best before date:

2017 DE 21

6 28915 08590 7
Great Value Tart Shells 570 g

Best before dates:

2017 NO 29

2017 NO 30

2017 DE 06

2017 DE 22

6 28915 08591 4
Green's Meat Market 2" Tart Shell 40 pieces Sold from March 8, 2017 to May 31, 2017 None Sold in Ontario from Green's Meat Market -
237 Arthur St.
Wingham, ON
Green's Meat Market 3" Tart Shell 30 pieces Sold from January 11, 2017 to May 31, 2017 None Sold in Ontario from Green's Meat Market -
237 Arthur St.
Wingham, ON
Green's Meat Market 9" Deep Pie Shell 3 x 190 g Sold from March 8, 2017 to May 31, 2017 None Sold in Ontario from Green's Meat Market -
237 Arthur St.
Wingham, ON
HomeStyle Flavours "Pillsbury* 9" Deep Pie Crust" Variable Sold from March 15, 2017 to April 27, 2017 None

Sold in Ontario from HomeStyle Flavours: 6721 Wellington Rd 109, RR 1, Teviotdale, ON

*Please note that these pie shells were repacked from Apple Valley brand products by Homestyle Flavours.

HomeStyle Flavours "Pillsbury* 9" Pie Top" Variable Sold from March 15, 2017 to April 27, 2017 None

Sold in Ontario from HomeStyle Flavours: 6721 Wellington Rd 109, RR 1, Teviotdale, ON

*Please note that these pie shells were repacked from Apple Valley brand products by Homestyle Flavours.

HomeStyle Flavours "Pillsbury* Unsweetened 3" Tart Shells" Variable Sold from March 8, 2017 to April 27, 2017 None

Sold in Ontario from HomeStyle Flavours: 6721 Wellington Rd 109, RR 1, Teviotdale, ON

*Please note that these pie shells were repacked from Apple Valley brand products by Homestyle Flavours.

HomeStyle Flavours "Pillsbury* Unswetened 2" Tart Shells" Variable Sold from April 5-27, 2017 None

Sold in Ontario from HomeStyle Flavours: 6721 Wellington Rd 109, RR 1, Teviotdale, ON

*Please note that these pie shells were repacked from Apple Valley brand products by Homestyle Flavours.

In-Dey-Go Fundraising Inc. Dark Chocolate / White Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough 1.22 kg 17039 None This product has been sold nationally through various schools and fundraising organizations.
Lost Acre Variety All Purpose Flour Variable All units sold from December 5, 2016 to February 25, 2017 None This product was sold from
Lost Acre Variety, 12 Covered Bridge Dr, West Montrose, ON
Lynn's Bakery & Deli 2" Unsweetened Tart Shells N/A All units sold from December 23, 2016 up to and including April 27, 2017 0200603 307999 This product was sold from Lynn's Bakery & Deli, 2190 Dundas Street, London, Ontario
Mildmay Cheese Haus 2 Inch Tart Shells 40 pieces - (1.5 lb approx)

Packed on dates

03-FE-17 to 10-JN-17

Begins with 0 201485 Distributed in Ontario at Mildmay Cheese Haus
Mom's Pantry / Jim & Leonie 3" Unsweetened Tart Shells 90 x 19 g All units sold from December 1, 2016 up to and including April 28, 2017 None
Mom's Pantry / Jim & Leonie 9" Unbaked Pie Lids 15 x 142 g All units sold from March 15, 2017 up to and including April 28, 2017 None
no name Deep Dish Pie Shells 380 g

Best before dates:

2017 NO 24

2017 DE 01

0 60383 05599 8
no name Sweetened Tart Shells 570 g

Best before dates:

2017 DE 01

2017 DE 08

2017 DE 21

2017 DE 23

0 60383 10429 0
no name Tart Shells 570 g

Best before dates:

2017 NO 28

2017 NO 29

2017 DE 05

2017 DE 19

2017 DE 20

0 60383 68840 0
None Unbaked 3" Frozen Sweet Tart Shell Variable Sold from March 15, 2017 to April 29, 2017 None

Sold in Ontario from:

Dresden Meat Packers,
10210 McCreary Line
Dresden, ON

and

Dresden Meat & Deli,
30 McNaughton Ave,
Wallaceburg, ON

None
(no label)
3" Tart Shells
Unsweetened
Variable Sold from January 19, 2017 to April 27, 2017 None Sold in Ontario from
Hillcrest Home Baking, 2192 Floradale Rd., Floradale, ON
None - Prepared for Apple Valley Foods Corporation /RiccoFoods Unsweetened Tart Shells 40 x 2" 1.3 lbs All units sold from February 10, 2017 up to and including April 27, 2017 None This product was sold from Lenover's Quality Meats & Seafoods Ltd., 525 Park Avenue East, Chatham, Ontario
None - Prepared for Apple Valley Foods Corporation /Sysco Unsweetened Tart Shells 40 x 2" 1.3 lbs All units sold from February 8, 2017 up to and including April 27, 2017 None This product was sold from Lenover's Quality Meats & Seafoods Ltd., 525 Park Avenue East, Chatham, Ontario
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
Remark Fresh Markets 2" Tart Shells 200 g Sold from January 13, 2017 to June 5, 2017 0 250542 002998 Sold in Ontario from Remark Fresh Markets London -
1190 Oxford St W
London, ON
Remark Fresh Markets 5" Tart Shells 120 g Sold from May 12, 2017 to June 5, 2017 0 250542 001994 Sold in Ontario from Remark Fresh Markets London -
1190 Oxford St W
London, ON
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 1 kg

Lot codes containing:

6 288 548 and 2018 AL 14

6 289 548 and 2018 AL 15

6 290 548 and 2018 AL 16

6 291 548 and 2018 AL 17

6 312 548 and 2018 MA 07

6 313 548 and 2018 MA 08

0 59000 01632 0
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
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:

6 300 548 and 2018 AL 26

6 301 548 and 2018 AL 27

6 302 548 and 2018 AL 28

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:

6 288 548 and 2018 AL 14

6 289 548 and 2018 AL 15

6 291 548 and 2018 AL 17

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

6 302 548 and 2018 AL 28

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:

6 299 548 and 2018 AL 25

6 300 548 and 2018 AL 26

6 301 548 and 2018 AL 27

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 All Purpose Flour, Whole Wheat 5 kg

Lot codes containing:

6 302 548 and 2018 JA 28

0 59000 01684 9
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
Robin Hood Best for Blending Flour 2.5 kg

Lot codes containing:

6 298 548 and 2018 JA 24

6 299 548 and 2018 JA 25

6 307 548 and 2018 FE 02

6 308 548 and 2018 FE 03

6 319 548 and 2018 FE 14

6 320 548 and 2018 FE 15

0 59000 01534 7
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 Bread Flour Homestyle White 5 kg

Lot codes containing:

6 299 548 and 2018 AL 25

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 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

6 300 548 and 2017 AU 26

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 Italian Style Flour 20 kg Lot codes containing:
BB/MA 2017 OC 31 and 6 305 SK and C0010889;
BB/MA 2017 NO 01 and 6 306 SK and C0010889
6 28622 10134 1 Sold at
Flour Barrel, 115 Wyndham Street, North, Guelph, ON
Robin Hood Super Keynote Strong Bakers Flour 20 kg Lot codes containing:
BB/MA 2017 OC 24 and 6 298 SK and C0010573
6 28622 10597 4 Sold at
Hillcrest Home Baking, 2192 Floradale Rd., Floradale, ON
Schnurr's Frozen Sweet Tart Shells Variable Sold from December 22, 2016 to April 20, 2017 Starts with 200158 Sold in Ontario from
Schnurr's Grocery, 5168 Ament Line, Linwood, ON
Schnurr's Tart Shells Unsweetened 3" Variable Sold from December 23-24, 2016 Variable Sold in Ontario from
Schnurr's Grocery, 5168 Ament Line, Linwood, ON
Western Family 12 Tart Shells 228 g

Best before date:

2017 DE 07

0 62639 30952 7
Zehr's Country Market - Millbank Tart Shells Unsweetened 2" Variable Sold from March 15, 2017 to June 5, 2017 0 203017 408498 Sold in Ontario from Zehr's Country Market -
6979 Main St.
Millbank, ON
Zehr's Country Market - Millbank Tart Shells Unsweetened 3" Variable Sold from December 21, 2016 to June 5, 2017 0 203018 706999 Sold in Ontario from Zehr's Country Market -
6979 Main St.
Millbank, ON
Zehr's Country Market - Millbank Tart Shells Unsweetened 4" 18 units Sold from March 29, 2017 to June 5, 2017 0 203019 307997 Sold in Ontario from Zehr's Country Market -
6979 Main St.
Millbank, ON
Zehr's Country Market - Millbank Pie Shells 5" 10 PK Sold from January 18, 2017 to June 5, 2017 0 203020 206494 Sold in Ontario from Zehr's Country Market -
6979 Main St.
Millbank, ON

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