Hodgson Mill of Effingham, IL has issued a recall of specific lots of its Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour sold in 5- lb bags for potential E. coli contamination. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should not use it. At the time of the recall, the company said it was not aware of any illnesses. But because E. coli can cause serious illness, consumers should check recall information carefully.
The recalled flour has the UPC code 0-71518-05009-2, “Best By” dates 10-01-2020 and 10-02-2020 and lot codes 001042 & 005517. This information can be found on the bottom back panel of the bag. The package also states that consumers should not eat raw flour or uncooked dough.
The recalled flour was milled at an ADM Milling Facility in St Louis, MO and repacked at Hodgson Mill facility in Effingham, IL. It was distributed nationwide and sold at various grocery stores and online through the company’s websites.
Earlier this year, flour milled at an ADM facility in Buffalo, NY was linked to an E. coli outbreak. And just a few months after that, another E. coli recall was linked to flour milled at that location.