Dayton Daily News
June 18, 2019
By Shelby Lin Erdman
Chicago-based Hometown Food Company is recalling thousands of cases of Pillsbury flour over fears of E. coli contamination.
The Food and Drug Administration said it’s a voluntary recall and that the company made the decision to recall 4,620 cases of the flour after learning wheat used to make the product was linked to E. coli illnesses associated with other flour products produced at the ADM Mill in Buffalo, New York.
Two lots of 5-pound Pillsbury Best Bread Flour are impacted by the recall and include the lot number 8 342 with a “Best if used by” date of June 8, 2020 and lot number 8 343 with a “Best if used by” date June 9, 2020.
Customers who bought the product are urged to throw it out or return it to the store where they bought it.
There’s been no reported illnesses from Pillsbury’s bread flour, according to the FDA.
E. Coli infections vary among victims but can include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Most people recover within a week, but in some cases the infection can result in serious illness.
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