Flour E. Coli Lawsuit Lawyer Update: Aldi announces flour recall
Flour that is potentially contaminated with e. coli is being recalled by Aldi stores in 11 states. Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour is sold at retail locations throughout the northeastern US. The flour was sourced from ADM Milling Co., at their production facility in Buffalo, New York, and distributed to select Aldi stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
Potentially contaminated Bakers Corner flour has been removed from Aldi store shelves, according to store officials. Consumers who have the product in their homes should not use it but should dispose of it properly or return it to the store of purchase. The Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour affected by this recall is sold in a 5 lb. bag with a best if used by date of Dec. 2, 2019, lot code L18A02B and UPC code 041498130404.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises consumers not to eat raw flour of any type, whether or not it has been recalled. Flour is a raw agricultural product that typically has not been treated to kill bacteria like e. coli. Harmful germs can contaminate grain while still in the field or at other steps during flour production. Bacteria are killed when the flour is cooked or baked in food dishes.
The CDC points out that in 2016, an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to raw flour made 63 people sick. Flour products have long shelf lives and could be in people’s homes for a long time. Consumers are urged to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with the potentially contaminated Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour.
For more information about this recall, or to talk to a Flour E. Coli Lawsuit Lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901