E. coli Lawyer Update: Flour recall expanded as 17 Victims Identified in 8 States
The flour recall that was originally announced on May 24 has been expanded out of a concern for consumers who may become ill from the potentially contaminated product. ADM Milling Co. previously recalled a specific lot of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour because it may have been contaminated with e. coli. The recall has now been expanded to include all five-pound bags of the flour.
Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour is packaged for Aldi supermarkets. ADM produced the flour at its mill in Buffalo, New York, and distributed it to Aldi stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
The presence of e. coli in a five-pound bag of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour was discovered by the Rhode Island Department of Health. At least 17 illnesses linked to the contaminated flour have since been reported in 8 states: California (1), Connecticut (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (5), Ohio (5), Pennsylvania (2), and Rhode Island (1).
Potentially contaminated flour has been recalled from all Aldi store shelves in the distribution region. ADM Milling is working with investigators from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health officials to determine the specific source of the e. coli contamination.
Consumers are advised to not eat or use flour from five-pound bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour purchased from Aldi. Potentially contaminated flour should be disposed of properly or returned to the store where it was purchased.
For more information about the E.coli Flour Outbreak, or to speak to an E. coli Lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901