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All purpose flour sold in ALDI stores recalled for E.coli

If you’re an ALDI shopper, you’re going to want to check any flour you may have purchased recently. 5 pound bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour, sold in Aldi stores in select states, have been recalled by the U.S. food and Drug administration after an E.coli outbreak.

The Rhode Island Department of Health tested ADM Milling Co.’s Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour, and reported the potential presence of E.coli. The E.coli strain found has sickened 17 people in 8 states. The origin of the E.coli strain is unknown at this time, but more testing is being conducted. The contaminated flour was created solely for Aldi by ADM in Buffalo, New York. The flour was distributed to Aldi stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. That’s nearly a dozen states that received the recalled flour. There should be no cause for concern about buying any contaminated flour at this point, because ALDI has already removed the concerning flour from its shelves.

ADM Milling Co. is using this recall to remind consumers that “flour is not ready-to-eat and must be thoroughly cooked before eating to prevent illness from possible bacteria in the flour.” You should never eat or even play with raw dough, and yes that includes cookie dough.

If you feel you’ve been exposed to contaminated flour, contact a physician immediately. If you have purchased flour listed in the recall, discard it or return it to your local ALDI store for a refund. Consumers with questions about the recall can reach ADM Milling Co. at 1-800-422-1688.

To read the full recall alert from the FDA, click here: