It's time to check your pantry again because there has been another recall. Just two weeks after there was a recall on five-pound bags of unbleached, all-purpose flour made by King Arthur Flour Inc. due to the threat of possible E.Coli contamination, the FDA has announced another flour recall.
This time the flour being recalled is Pillsbury Best 5-pound Bread Flour, sold by Hometown Food Company for possible E.Coli contamination risk. The product in question was manufactured by ADM Milling Co., at the company’s mill in Buffalo, NY. The FDA writes that somewhere around 4,620 cases of the product were sent to select distributors in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
In Cooperation with ADM Milling Co., Hometown Food Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lot Codes Pillsbury® Best Bread Flour Due to Possible Health Risk https://t.co/PcWvtX9nLX pic.twitter.com/aCcusCPFJ5— U.S. FDA (@FDArecalls) June 17, 2019
The items affected by the recall have UPC codes of 051500200315, lot codes of either 8342 or 8343 and use by dates of either June 8, 2020, or June 9, 2020.
The FDA notes that only the products with these dates and codes are affected by the voluntary recall and notes that consumers can locate the use by dates on the side of the package below the Nutrition Facts Panel. If you do own any of the recalled product you are advised not to consume it and either throw it out or return it to the store you purchased it from for a refund.
There have been no reported illness from the product and the FDA states Hometown Food Company was informed by ADM Milling Co., that some of the wheat used to create the Pillsbury flour was linked to other flour products produced at the mill that had been linked to E.Coli illnesses.
The company is offering replacement coupons if you do find you have some of the recalled product in your home. They advise consumers to call their toll-free 800 number (1-866-219-9333) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. CDT.
The FDA states that symptoms of E.Coli include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting and usually present themselves between 3 or 4 days after consuming the bacteria. If you think you may have become sick from ingesting a recalled product they suggest you contact your doctor immediately.