More Flour Added To Food Recall

(OTTAWA, ON) – The food recall warning issued on June 2 has been updated to include additional product information. There has been an industry recall of various brands of all-purpose flour from the marketplace due to possible E. coli contamination.

Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Various sized packages of Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, sold at locations in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, have been added to the recall.

There have been reported illnesses associated with flour however, at this time, there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the products identified in this recall. If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

It is not safe to taste or eat raw dough or batter regardless of the type of flour used, as raw flour can be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli. Food contaminated with E. coli may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make you sick.

Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis, or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

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