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King Arthur Flour recalled by FDA

One of the most popular flour brands on the market, King Arthur Flour, has issued a recall of nearly 15,000 cases of 5 lb. bags of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour due to “the potential presence of E. coli”. The recall is not limited to specific states or stores. This flour was distributed nationwide. Fortunately, the recall is limited to 6 lots of flour that have corresponding Best Used By dates.


Recalled flour:

BEST USED BY 12/07/19   LOT:   L18A07C

BEST USED BY 12/08/19   LOTS: L18A08A, L18A08B

BEST USED BY 12/14/19   LOTS: L18A14A, L18A14B, L18A14C


ADM Milling Co., not King Arthur Flour, is the likely culprit here. As they informed King Arthur Flour that the wheat used in the creation of the specified flours was linked to the E. coli outbreak. Fortunately, at the time of this recall, no illnesses from consumption of King Arthur Flour has been reported. E. coli often causes diarrhea and bloody stool. Adults typically recover without any issues, but it can be especially troubling for children and the elderly. Children, elderly, and some adults can experience E. coli symptoms that do “serious kidney damage” and can cause death.

Customers that purchased the recalled flour should not consume it. Instead it should be thrown away or returned to the store of purchase for a refund. If you want to know more about the King Arthur Flour recall, you can visit their recall page at

To read the release on the U.S. Food and Drug administration’s website, click here: