E.coli Lawyer Update: King Arthurs Flour Recall

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E.coli Lawyer Update: King Arthurs Flour Recall

King Arthur FLour E. coli Lawsuit
  • Tony Coveny | Jun 17, 2019

E.coli Lawyer Update: King Arthurs Flour Recall

Following Aldi’s Baker Corners’ flour recall last month the King Arthur flour brand has issued a recall on over 14,000 cases of 5-pound bags of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour.

King Arthur Flour Brand issued the recall after being informed by ADM Milling Co. that certain wheat used to make their flour had been linked to an ongoing outbreak of E. coli infections. On May 24 the CDC stated that they would be investigating a multistate outbreak of E.coli O26 infections linked to the flour packaged by ADM Milling Co.

As of now there have been 17 reported cases of E.coli in 8 states 3 of the reported cases have been hospitalized fortunately there has been no reported casualties as of today. There has been no direct sign of the cases being linked to King Arthur’s flour brand since the recall.

The King Arthur flour brand recall does not include purchases done in:

  • King Arthur website
  • Bakers Catalogue
  • Bakers Store in Norwich, VT.

The FDA has yet to inform if any other companies have received flour produced by DM Milling factory.

Because the used by dates on the King Arthur flour brand recalls are all on December it is advised to anyone who still has a King Arthur flour brand at home outside of their original packaging to use caution and dispose of it.

In order to avoid the possibilities of contracting E. coli from flour it is best to:

  • Avoid eating raw flour
  • Avoid eating cookie dough or pancake batter.
  • Wash hands, work surfaces and utensils that have had contact with flour
  • Cook dough at the proper temperature for the appropriate time

It is recommended to seek medical assistance if you believe you have contracted E. coli as 5 to 15% of people diagnosed with it may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a potentially life-threatening form of kidney failure. The symptoms of E. coli may include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bloody Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain

For more information about the King Arthur Flour recall, flour and E. coli, or to speak to a Flour E. Coli Lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901.