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E.coli fears prompt nationwide King Arthur Flour recall

If you have 5-pound or 25-pound bags of King Arthur Flour, you'll want to check these lot codes and 'Best Used By' dates.

King Arthur Flour has issued a nationwide recall for specific lots of its Unbleached All-Purpose Flour because of the potential presence of E.coli. This is an expansion of a recall announced on June 13.

The flour was milled at ADM Milling facility in Buffalo, NY, according to the company. It was distributed to retailers and distributors nationwide and online.

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The flour comes in 5-pound and 25-pound bags.

The following is a list of the "Best Used By" dates and their associated lot codes for bags with UPC 071012010509:

  • 12/04/19    L18A04A
  • 12/05/19    L18A05A, L18A05B, L18A05C
  • 12/09/19    L18A09B
  • 12/10/19    L18A10A
  • 12/13/19    L18A13B, L18A13C
  • 12/20/19    L18A20A, L18A20B, L18A20C
  • 12/21/19    L18A21A
  • 12/27/19    L18A27A, L18A27B, L18A27C
  • 12/28/19    L18A28A
  • 01/02/20    A19A02B, A19A02C
  • 01/03/20    A19A03A, A19A03B, A19A03C
  • 01/05/20    A19A05A, A19A05B
  • 01/07/20    A19A07B, A19A07C
  • 01/08/20    A19A08B
  • 01/09/20    A19A09B
  • 01/10/20    A19A10B
  • 01/12/20    A19A12A
  • 01/14/20    A19A14A, A19A14B, A19A14C
  • 01/15/20    A19A15A, A19A15B
Credit: King Arthur Flour

In addition, there are 25-pound bags with UPC 071012012503 that were only sold at Costco. They have the following "Best Used By" dates:

  • 12/04/19
  • 12/10/19
  • 12/20/19
  • 01/07/20
  • 01/15/20

Those who have any of these affected products are advised to throw them away and submit a claim for a refund or replacement at kingarthurflour.com/voluntaryrecall, or by calling our King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 866-797-9178.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says symptoms of E. coli infection vary for each person, but often include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Some people may have a fever, which usually is not very high. While some infections are mild, others can become life-threatening.