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E. coli concern prompts flour recall

Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 @ 7:38 PM

Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour (5 lb.) UPC 0-71518-05009-2 Best By Date 10-01-2020 and 10-02-2020 with lot codes listed Lot# 001042 & 005517 (fda.gov)
Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour (5 lb.) UPC 0-71518-05009-2 Best By Date 10-01-2020 and 10-02-2020 with lot codes listed Lot# 001042 & 005517 (fda.gov)

The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday Hodgson Mill's Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour is being recalled because of the possibility of E. coli contamination, the agency said in a news release.

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Hodgson Mill of Effingham, Illiniois, announced the voluntary national recall of specific lots of its 5 pound bags of flour.

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Below is the full description of the affected product: 

Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour (5 lb.) UPC 0-71518-05009-2 Best By Date 10-01-2020 and 10-02-2020

The affected lot numbers are:

  • 001042
  • 005517

There have not been any reports of illness related to the flour.

The flour was milled at ADM Milling facility in St. Louis and was repacked at the Hodgson Mill in Illinois. 

Typically E. coli can be killed by heat through baking, boiling or fying. The CDC urges consumers not to consume raw flour or uncooked dough. Symptoms of an E. coli infection include diarrhea, severe stomach cramps, and vomiting.