National flour recall expanded to all of Canada, Other Brands

National flour recall expanded to all of Canada, Other Brands

OTTAWA – Robin Hood’s extensive flour recovery due to E. coli contamination in western Canada has been expanded to all of Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday evening .

At least one person became ill after eating flour contaminated with the bacteria, while another 24 fell ill after contracting an E. coli strain whose genetic indicators are consistent with the bacteria found in the flour. All indications are that these 25 patients became ill by eating contaminated flour, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said.

The recall last week focused on the western provinces of the country, where 20 victims of the bacteria were identified, as well as Newfoundland and Labrador.

Contamination occurred between November 2016 and February 2017.

Anyone in possession of the product is encouraged to dispose of it or take it back to the store. If you have to handle the flour, make sure you thoroughly clean the hands and surfaces that came in contact with it, advised the PHAC.

The Agency also recalled that it is important at all times not to consume raw meal in order to reduce the risk of contamination.

The recalled products include:

  • Brodie self-raising cake and pastry flour, 1 kg. Production code 6 291 548 with best-before date of Jan. 17, 2018. UPC 0 59000 01484 5.
  • Creative Baker all-purpose flour, 20 kg. Production code 6 291 SK with best-before date of Oct. 17, 2017. UPC 6 28622 10142 6.
  • Creative Baker whole wheat flour, 10 kg. Production code 6 292 SK with best-before date of April 18, 2017. UPC 6 28622 10131 0.
  • Golden Temple Sooji creamy wheat, 2 kg. Production code 6 292 548 with best-before date of Jan. 18, 2018. UPC 0 59000 01552 1.
  • Robin Hood all-purpose flour, 1 kg. Production code 6 288 548 with best-before date of April 14, 2018. UPC 0 59000 01632 0.
  • Robin Hood all-purpose flour, 1 kg. Production code 6 289 548 with best-before date of April 15, 2018. UPC 0 59000 01632 0.
  • Robin Hood all-purpose flour, 1 kg. Production code 6 290 548 with best-before date of April 16, 2018. UPC 0 59000 01632 0.
  • Robin Hood all-purpose flour, 1 kg, Production code 6 291 548 with best-before date of April 17, 2018. UPC 0 59000 01632 0.
  • Robin Hood all-purpose flour, 10 kg. Production code 6 288 548 with best-before date of April 14, 2018. UPC 0 59000 01652 8.
  • Robin Hood all-purpose flour, 10 kg. Production code 6 289 548 with best-before date of April 15, 2018. UPC 0 59000 01652 8.
  • Robin Hood all-purpose flour, 10 kg. Production code 6 292 548 with best-before date of April 18, 2018. UPC 0 59000 01652 8.

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