ADM Milling Co. expanded a recall to include all 5-pound bags of Baker’s Corner® All-Purpose Flour packaged for ALDI after 17 people in 8 states were infected with E. coli.
The recall was issued after Rhode Island health officials reported a positive test for E. coli O26 in a bag of Baker’s Corner All-Purpose Flour.
The flour was distributed to select ALDI stores in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
The illnesses began on dates ranging from December 11, 2018, through April 18, 2019, according to the outbreak investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Of the 17 people who were sickened, 3 were hospitalized due to severe food poisoning. No deaths were reported.
Illnesses were reported in California (1), Connecticut (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (5), Ohio (5), Pennsylvania (2), and Rhode Island (1).
E. coli infections often cause symptoms such as severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. Some people develop a life-threatening type of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), which can result in stroke or death.
Consumers with questions can contact ADM Milling Co. Customer Service at 800-422-1688 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT.