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2 companies recalling flour over E. coli concerns

Two companies say they are recalling flour over E. coli concerns.

UNFI Company announced Wednsday a recall of five-pound bags of Wild Harvest® Organic Unbleached All-Purpose Flour due to a possible E. coli contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

  • The recalled product: Wild Harvest® Organic All-Purpose Flour, Unbleached, Package UPC: 711535509158 Best if Used by Date: 010820 CC 15:58.

During routine FDA sampling of the five-pound bag product, results were found to be positive for E.coli.

To date, UNFI has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product. Any consumers concerned about an illness should contact a physician. This recall is being issued out of an abundance of care.

Consumers are asked to check their pantries and dispose of the product affected by this recall. Consumers with questions may contact UNFI at 1-855-423-2630 (customer support is available seven days-a-week between 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM CST).

Hodgson Mill of Effingham, IL also announced Wednesday a voluntary national recall of specific lots of its five-pound Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour due to a possible E. coli contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

  • The only product affected by this voluntary recall is the five-pound Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour, UPC 0-71518-05009-2, Best By Date 10-01-2020 and 10-02-2020 with lot codes listed Lot#001042 & 005517.

The company is taking this voluntary precautionary step because of the potential presence of pathogenic E. coli which was discovered through sampling raw uncooked flour. Hodgson Mill has not received any confirmed reports of illnesses related to this product. Any consumers concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Consumers who have purchased five-pound packages of Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour with specific lot codes are urged to stop using the product immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Hodgson Mill customer service M-F 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 1-888-417-9343 x 1.

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