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Recall of some flour sold at Aldi in several states after E. coli outbreak

May 25, 2019

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of E.coli that has sickened 17 people in eight states.

ADM Milling Co. is recalling all five-pound bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour packaged for ALDI in select markets because of the potential presence of E.coli, which was discovered during testing of a five-pound bag of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

The food source of the E.coli strain for all cases remains under investigation, but out of an abundance of caution, ADM says that it is expanding its previous recall notice of only two specific lots to include all Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour five-pound bags currently in distribution that were manufactured for ALDI at ADM’s flour mill in Buffalo.

The recall includes products distributed in select stores in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.

ADM Milling is working directly with ALDI, which has already recalled all potentially impacted products from store shelves in the region.

ADM says that it is conducting an in-depth investigation to determine the cause of the contamination and is working closely with regulators throughout this process.

If customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local ALDI store for a full refund. Customer questions are directed to  ADM Milling to 800-422-1688 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.

You can also get more information at the CDC website.