More King Arthur flour is being recalled after the company was notified that its manufacturer, ADM Milling Co. in Buffalo, NY, forgot to include three lots of flour in the original recall in June 2019 and the expanded recall in October 2019.
The three newly recalled lots of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour sold in 5-lb. bags are:
L18A09A & L18A09C with Best Used by Date 12/09/19
A19A08A with Best Used by Date 01/08/20
These are in addition to the June 2019 recall of six lots of Unbleached All-Purpose flour sold in 5-lb bags:
L18A07C with BEST USED BY 12/07/19
L18A08A, L18A08B with BEST USED BY 12/08/19
L18A14A, L18A14B, L18A14C with BEST USED BY 12/14/19
And 34 lots sold in 5-lb and 25-lb bags included in the October 2019 expansion of the recall with the following information:
UPC: 071012010509 and Best Used by dates of 12/4/19 -1/15/20.
Recalled bags sold at Costco with the UPC: 071012012503 and Best Used By dates 12/04/19, 12/10/19, 12/20/19, 01/07/20, 01/15/20.
King Arthur said in its update on the recall that no illnesses had been reported. However, E. coli illnesses from handling or eating raw flour are not uncommon. There have been a handful of these outbreaks over the last few years including one linked to flour milled by ADM. In May 2019, ADM issued a recall for Baker’s Corner flour sold at ALDI stores after the E. coli strain found in a bag of the flour was linked to an outbreak sickened 17 people in eight states.
Symptoms of an E. coli infection usually develop between one and five days of exposure and include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that is sometimes bloody. If you have recently handled or consumed raw flour and are experiencing these symptoms, see a doctor right away.