Canada: Risk of E. Coli Prompts CFIA to Recall Robin Hood All-Purpose Flour

India Blooms

March 30, 2017

A popular brand of all-purpose flour sold in Western Canada had been recalled after one person was reported sick due to possible E. coli contamination, media reports said.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said 10-kilogram bags of Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour had been recalled after one person after one person became ill following the consumption of Robin Hood brand all-purpose flour, CBCNews reports said.

CFIA tweeted, #CFIArecall Food Recall Warning (E. coli O121) - Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original http://ow.ly/kNyN50au9o1.

CIFA suspected that the Robin Hood brand flour, sold in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba may be contaminated with E. coli O121 and said that any 10-kilogram bags of Robin Hood brand all-purpose flour with a best-before date of April 17, 2018, should be thrown out or returned to the store. One of the posts in the Facebook by The Canadian Food Inspection Agency reads, Food Recall Warning (E. coli O121) - Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original Distribution Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan. Recalling firm Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. The recalled products UPC is 0 59000 01652 8.

According to CIFA the recalled product was produced at a mill in Saskatoon. The agency said food contaminated with E. coli may not seem or smell spoiled, but can still cause sickness. Possible symptoms include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps, watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis, or permanent kidney damage.

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