Original recall on Robin Hood Flour for E. Coli is being expanded into other parts of Canada


From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA): The food recall warning issued on March 28, 2017 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Where previously, the original recall was limited to B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 24 cases of E. coli are being investigated outside of the recall area. Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. is recalling Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below:

  • Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original - 10 kg - Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 17 and 6 291 548 

Only product with a best before date of April 17, 2018 (2018 AL 17) and the production code 6 291 548 is being recalled

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased for a refund.

According to HealthyCanadians.gc.ca, 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.

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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