The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded a recall for 20-kilogram bags of Robin Hood flour, because the flour may be contaminated with E. coli.
Both the Super Keynote Strong Bakers Flour and the Italian Style Flour are affected, the agency said Monday. The flour was sold to hotels, restaurants, and other similar institutions.
The initial recall was issued the previous Friday. At that time, The Canadian Press reported that no deaths were reported in connection with the recall, but the agency said 26 people were initially infected with E. coli and at least six required hospital care.
A class-action lawsuit has already been proposed.
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The new recall involves products that were sold in Ontario and may have been sold nationally.
The Super Keynote Strong Bakers Flour had lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 24 and 6 298 SK and C0010573, and a UPC of 6 28622 10597 4. It was sold at Hillcrest Home Baking at 2192 Floradale Rd. in Floradale.
The Italian Style Flour had lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 31 and 6 305 SK and C0010889; BB/MA 2017 NO 01 and 6 306 SK and C0010889. It had a UPC of 6 28622 10134 1. It was sold at Flour Barrel at 115 Wyndham St. in North Guelph.
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
About E. coli
Food contaminated with E. coli may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.