Hodgson Mill’s voluntarily recalls unbleached wheat flour product for potential E. coli

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A flour manufacturer issued a voluntary recall on one of its wheat products for the potential presence of E. coli.

(PHOTO: Courtesy of Hodgson Mill)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A flour manufacturer issued a voluntary recall on one of its wheat products for the potential presence of E. coli.

Hodgson Mills, Inc. announced the recall on Nov. 27 of its unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour, five-pound bags.

The company discovered the potential presence of pathogenic E. coli through sampling raw uncooked flour.

The company has not received reports of illness due to this product, according to the company announcement.

The product affected by this voluntary recall is:

Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour (5 lb.) UPC 0-71518-05009-2
Best By Date 10-01-2020 and 10-02-2020 with lot codes listed Lot# 001042 & 005517

Consumers are warned against eating raw dough or batter and reminded to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils that have contact with uncooked flour.

E. coli is killed by heat through baking, frying, or boiling products with flour.

“Symptoms of pathogenic E. coli illness include acute, often bloody diarrheal illness and abdominal cramps. Most people recover within a week. However, children, the elderly, and immunosuppressed individuals may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a severe illness which may cause the kidneys to fail,” according to the company statement.

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