Aldi recalls all-purpose flour due to possible E. coli contamination
NEW YORK - Grocery chain Aldi is recalling bags of all-purpose flour due to possible E. coli contamination that has sickened people in multiple states.
The 5-pound bags of flour, labeled Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour, were sold in 11 states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Aldi, which is recalling the flour in association with ADM Milling, says it is recalling all best-if-used-by dates and all lots of the flour out of an abundance of caution. Consumers should discard the flour or return it for a refund.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the E. coli bacteria linked to flour has sickened 17 people in eight states, and has caused three hospitalizations. The CDC says people usually get sick within two to eight days after swallowing the germ, and symptoms can include severe stomach cramps, fever, diarrhea and vomiting.