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Recall: 5-lb bags of flour sold at Target, Walmart and other retailers

King Arthur Flour products have been recalled for possible E. coli contamination.

According to a safety alert posted by the US Food and Drug Administration, 14,218 cases of 5-pound bags of unbleached all-purpose flour are a part of a voluntary recall “due to the potential presence of Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli).”

The recalled unbleached all-purpose flour was distributed through retailers, reportedly including Target and Walmart, and distributors nationwide. Nearly 114,000 bags of flour are included in the recall.

“King Arthur has been informed by ADM Milling Co. that certain wheat used to make these lots of King Arthur flour has been linked to an ongoing outbreak of E. coli infections,” King Arthur said in a statement. “No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with King Arthur flour.”

Products included in the recall are identified as 5-pound bags of unbleached all-purpose flour with the following lot codes and best by dates:

  • BEST USED BY 12/07/19   LOT: L18A07C
  • BEST USED BY 12/08/19   LOTS: L18A08A, L18A08B
  • BEST USED BY 12/14/19   LOTS: L18A14A, L18A14B, L18A14C

Product lot codes and Best Used by Dates are located on the bottom of the side panel, below the nutrition facts panel.

This does not include products sold through the King Arthur website, Baker’s Catalogue, or the Baker’s Store in Norwich, VT.

Consumers who have any of the affected products are advised not consume them and to throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.

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