On November 27, 2019 Hodgson Mill, from Effingham, Il. announced a nationwide recall on its 5lb. bags of unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour citing the presence of pathogenic E. coli contamination.
The flour in question was milled at the ADM Milling Facility in St. Louis, Mo. before it was repackaged and distributed nationally by Hodgson Mills.
What is Pathogenic E. coli?
Pathogenic E. coli is an illness most commonly caused by contamination of the food we consume.
While the effects of exposure to E. coli vary in different people they can be deadly to immunosuppressed individuals, the elderly and children. It is in these groups of people that a condition known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) can develop. HUS causes kidney failure and is fatal.
What are the symptoms of E. coli?
If infected with E. coli, people typically feel the onset of symptoms within 3 – 4 days. However, symptoms can be as immediate the day of ingestion or as delayed as 10 days after.
- Loss of Appetite
- Abdominal Pain
- Bloody Diarrhea
- Kidney Failure
How do I know if I’ve come into contact with this product?
If you or anyone you know has 5lb. bags of: Hodgson Mill Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour, look on the bottom, back panel of the bag for the following:
Best by Date: 10/01/2020 & 10/02/2020
Lot # 001042 & 005517
Do I Have a Hodgson Mill Flour E. coli Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has been sickened by Hodgson Mill Flour, you should contact our food poisoning and outbreak lawyers as soon as possible.
Compensation may be available to you by filing an E. coli food poisoning lawsuit against the manufacturers of the recalled product.
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