Pillsbury Best 5 lb Flour has been recalled by Hometown Food Company. The company initiated a voluntary recall on approximately 4,600 cases of Bread Flour due to the potential presence of pathogenic E.Coli. There have been no reports of any illnesses associated with this recall, said the company.

Hometown Food Company has been informed by ADM Milling Co., that certain wheat used to make these two lots of Pillsbury® Best 5 lb. Bread Flour has been linked to E. coli illnesses associated with other flour products produced at the ADM mill in Buffalo.

According to the company, the product was distributed to retailers and distributors across 10 states; New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine and New Hampsire.

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Product affected by the recall are as follows:


Item Name
UPC Item Code Lot
Code
Use-By Date QTY (Eight-Count Case)
Pillsbury Best™ Bread
Flour
0 5150020031 5 8 342 JUN 08 2020 4,080
Pillsbury Best™ Bread
Flour
0 5150020031 5 8 343 JUN 09 2020 540

The severity of E. coli infections vary among people and often include several symptoms, including severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting, said the company announcement. People usually develop symptoms and get sick 3-4 days after ingesting the germ, and most recover within a week. In some cases, individuals may develop a serious illness called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS, which can result in kidney failure, stroke, and even death), they said. Young children, elderly individuals, pregnant women and those who are immunocompromised are more susceptible to foodborne illness.

If you have the affected product in your home or business, do not consume it. Discard it immediately or return it to the retail location it was purchased from for a refund.