Robin Hood All-purpose Flour E. coli Lawyer Update: All-Flour Recall Due to Possible E. coli Contamination.
The J.M. Smucker Company announced the recall of their Robin Hood All-purpose flour brand due to possible E. coli O26 contamination. The recall was announced by the company on October 3, 2019, and only affects Robin Hood items sold in the USA. Items sold in Canada were not impacted by the recall at this time.
The recalled products are Robin Hood All Purpose Flour sold in 5 lb. bags. The J.M. Smucker Company stated that the recall would only affect specific lot codes and that no other items manufactured by J.M. Smucker, including other Robin Hood products, are affected by this recall. The recall products were distributed to a variety of retailers in the U.S. One of the retailers which announced the recall along with the J.M. Smucker Company last week was Walmart.
The products associated with the recall are Robin Hood All-Purpose Flour 5 lb., UPC 051500180102, Lot codes 8350513, 8351513, 8354513, and 8355513, Best if used by dates 6/16/2020, 6/17/2020 6/20/2020, and 6/21/2020.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that, as of the recall, no illnesses have been confirmed to be linked to the flour product. The FDA and the J.M. Smucker Company are urging customers who purchased the contaminated to stop using the products and dispose of them. Customers should also clean any place in the pantry where the flour was stored and containers where the flour product was held.
Symptoms of E. coli O26 normally include diarrhea which is usually watery but sometimes bloody and abdominal cramps. Ron Simon, a national Flour E. coli Lawyer, stated “E. coli serogroups O26, O111, and O103 are the non-O157 serogroups that most often cause illness in the United States. The non-O157 STEC are not nearly as well understood, partly because current protocols do not test for them. The failure to test for non-O157 STEC is due in large part to the fact that such serotypes are difficult to detect.”
For more information about the Robin Hood Flour recall or to speak to a Flour E. Coli Lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901. THe national E. coli Law Firm of Ron Simon & Associates has been working with a number of E. coli victims who attribute their illnesses to one or more of the brands of flour subject to recent recall.