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Robin Hood Flour recall expanded across Canada due to E. coli risk

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Lindsay William-Ross Apr 05, 2017 6:10 am 2,678

A recall issued March 28 for Western Canada has been expanded nationwide due to a risk of e coli associated with the consumption of Robin Hood flour.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) warns that customers should not consume Robin Hood All Purpose flour with Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 17 and 6 291 548, and the UPC 0 59000 01652 8 sold in 10 kg bag.

Look for this best before date and code (Photo courtesy Health Canada)

If that’s your bag, you can either chuck it in the garbage or take it back to the store where it was purchased. 

Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. issued the recall for their product due to possible E. coli O121 contamination.

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The recall was triggered as part of a food safety investigation; one person has reported illness as a result of consuming this flour.

Health Canada explains the risks of consuming contaminated products:

Food contaminated with E. coli O121 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.

Definitely make sure you look over your bag of Robin Hood AP before making your next batch of pancakes or cookies.


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Lindsay William-Ross
Lindsay is a former Daily Hive Food Editor. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she has also lived in Toronto, NYC, and LA.

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