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Pillsbury Flour Recall

Pillsbury is among the third brand of flour affected by a potential E. coli contamination this summer and has been recalled from certain grocery stores.

(June 2019) An ongoing potential E. coli outbreak has caused flour to disappear from grocery store aisles over the last month. Both King Arthur and Aldi flours have been recalled due to an E. coli threat.

Certain lot codes of Pillsbury BEST 5 lb. Bread Flour are being recalled from grocery stores due to a potential E. coli contamination. The product is manufactured by ADM Milling Company out of Buffalo, New York.

Approximately 4,620 units of the impacted flour were distributed to retailers in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Please check to make sure you do not have one of the following cases of flour in your kitchen:

  • Pillsbury Best™ Bread Flour
    UPC Code: 0 5150020031 5
    Lot Code: 8 342
    Best By: JUN 08 2020
  • Pillsbury Best™ Bread Flour
    UPC Code: 0 5150020031 5
    Lot Code: 8 343
    Best By: JUN 09 2020

E. Coli Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of E. coli food poisoning typically present 3-4 days after consuming the product. Dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps are among the side effects. People may experience a fever or vomiting as well. Children and elderly persons, or those with compromised immune systems, are at risk of experiencing the worst of the effects.

According to the CDC, some people may be susceptible to a kidney syndrome from E. coli food poisoning known as Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). It affects 5 to 10% of those with STEC and presents itself about a week after symptoms first appear. The warning signs are easy bruising, decreased ability to urinate, losing pink color in cheeks or inside the lower eyelids. This may result in hospitalization, permanent damage, or even death.

As a reminder, flour is not a ready-to-eat product and not to be consumed raw or uncooked. It’s merely an ingredient for many varieties of foods. Make sure you wash your hands and properly clean items or surfaces where flour has come in contact. Do not eat uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour.

Do I Have a Flour Recall Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one have been sickened with E. coli by the Pillsbury flour recall, you should contact our food poisoning and outbreak lawyers as soon as possible. Compensation may be available to you by filing a food poisoning lawsuit against the manufacturers of the tainted product(s).

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