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Expanded recall: Robin Hood all-purpose flour recall due to E. coli expanded across Canada

25 cases of E. coli are believed to be linked to this Canada-wide recall of Robin Hood's all-purpose flour.

Bag of Robin Hood All-Purpose Flour

Photo: Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The recall of Robin Hood all-purpose flour linked to an E. coli outbreak has now been expanded to the entire country. The original recall from the Public Health Agency of Canada was limited to British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Currently, one illness has been confirmed to be connected to consuming the flour, while 24 other cases of E. coli are being investigated.

Here are the affected products:

  • Robin Hood brand, All Purpose Flour, Original, size 10kg, Lot codes containing: BB/MA 2018 AL 17 and 6 291 548, UPC code 0 59000 01652 8

What should you do?

If you think you’ve become sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

If you have the recalled products in your home, throw them out or return them to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with E. coli 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.

Read the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s full recall here.

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