Aldi issued a recall yesterday for five-pound bags of Baker’s Corner All-Purpose Flour in locations across the Northeastern U.S. for potential E. coli contamination. This is after the Rhode Island Department of Health discovered E.coli bacteria in the product on Tuesday, Food Safety News reported.
The product was distributed to select Aldi locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia. The potentially contaminated bags are labeled with a “Best If Used By” date of 12/02/19 and the UPC code: 041498130404.
“Aldi takes the safety and integrity of the products it sells seriously,” the company said in a press release. “If customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.”
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The company also urges consumers to stay away from products made with raw flour in general, as it carries the risk of bacteria which is only rendered harmless once heated. Consumers with additional questions can contact ADM Milling Co. Customer Service at 800-422-1688 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT.