E. coli outbreak strain in several flour brands from Ardent Mills

The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed 27 cases of E. coli O121 infections across five Canadian provinces since November 2016 that have been linked to flour produced by Ardent Mills Canada. A 28th victim was a visitor to the country.

Seven of the outbreak victims were hospitalized, but are recovering. No deaths have been reported in relation to the outbreak.

E. coli O121 is a Shiga toxin-producing strain of E. coli. In recent years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it has been responsible for outbreaks associated with flour, frozen foods and raw clover sprouts.

Provinces reporting illnesses and the number of cases in each are:

  • British Columbia, 12;
  • Saskatchewan 4;
  • Alberta 5;
  • Ontario 1; and
  • Newfoundland and Labrador 5.

The country of origin of the affected visitor was not released. The 14 male and 14 female victims range in age from 8 years to 79 years, with an average of 24 years.

These are three of the recalled flour products. To read the most recent consolidated list of recalled products, please click on the image.

On March 28 the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), in concert with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), informed the public that “Original Robin Hood All Purpose Flour” was confirmed to be contaminated with the outbreak strain of E. coli O121.

Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. recalled an undisclosed amount of the Robin Hood branded flour on March 28. Robin Hood has been a member of the Smucker family of brands in Canada since 2004. Consumers and others can identify the recalled 10-kilogram bags of flour by looking for the following label information:

  • UPC number 0 59000 01652 8; and
  • Product code containing BB/MA 2018 AL 17 and 6 291 548

Ardent Mills Canada is the manufacturer of Robin Hood Flour. In a statement released April 16, the company acknowledged that it was “… aware of one illness associated with the consumption of flour,” but emphasized that no illnesses were linked to the additional products included in subsequent recall notices.

The additional recalls are a result either of the detection of E. coli O121 in a sample of the production lot or a determination that the product was manufactured using the same source material as a product that tested positive for E. coli O121, according to CFIA.

“One specific product has been directly linked to a case of illness,” a CFIA spokesperson told Food Safety News. “Other products with specific production dates, while not linked to specific cases of illness, have been analyzed by our laboratory and found to contain the same type of E. coli that is of concern in the outbreak.”

So far, CFIA has not carried out environmental sampling in the production facility, but has focussed of sampling flour products on the market.

The genetic pattern of the Canadian outbreak strain is unrelated to the strain of E. coli O121 that was responsible for an outbreak of more that 60 illnesses in the U.S. in 2016. That outbreak was traced to flour produced by a General Mills facility in Kansas City, MO.

All of the recalled Ardent Mills products were manufactured in one facility, during a three week period from Oct.14 to Nov.3, 2016.

Some of the products were distributed to retailers, including Costco Canada, while others were supplied to hotels, restaurants, and institutional customers. Additional brand names of the recalled flour include: Arrezzio, BakerSource, Brodie, Creative Baker, GFS, Golden Temple, Great Canadian Bagel, Kitchen Essentials, Robin Hood, and Sunspun.

A consolidated list of recalled products is available at eFoodAlert.

What consumers need to know
Symptoms of infection with shiga-toxin producing strains of E. coli, including E. coli O121, usually appear from one to 10 days following initial infection, and may include severe stomach cramps, watery or bloody diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and headache. Typically, there is little or no fever.

Some individuals develop no symptoms whatsoever, while others can become severely ill and require hospitalization. Those at greatest risk of developing serious complications are pregnant women, individuals with compromised immune systems, young children and older adults.
The PHAC advises consumers to check their homes to see if they have any of the contaminated flour and take the following precautions if they have it. If you have any of the recalled products in your home or place of business:

  • Do not use or eat recalled flour or flour products. If you have a recalled flour product in your home, secure the recalled product in a plastic bag and throw it out or return it to the store where it was purchased for a refund.
  • If you have flour without its original packaging and are unsure if it is included in the food recall, throw it out just to be safe.
  • Thoroughly wash any containers that were used to store the recalled product before using them again.
  • If you suspect you may have used recalled flour to make baked goods or a non-baked product, such as children’s play-dough, throw it out. Wash all surfaces or containers where the product may have been used or stored.
  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water immediately following any contact with the recalled product.
  • Do not taste raw dough, batter or any other product containing uncooked flour. Eating a small amount could make you sick.
  • Bake or cook items made with raw dough or batter before eating them.
  • Always use hot water and soap to wash any bowls, utensils, or surfaces that flour was used on.
  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water immediately after touching flour, raw dough or batter.
  • Contact your healthcare provider if you think you have become ill from eating raw dough or batter or from consuming or handling a flour product and tell them about the possible exposure to pathogens so the proper diagnostic tests can be done.

This story first appeared in Food Safety News and is reposted here with permission.

Recalls and Alerts: April 16 – 19, 2017

Here is today’s list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

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United States

Allergy Alert: Nine Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California recall some decorated (iced) cookies from the self-service cookie displays due to undeclared egg and (in one instance) undeclared wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for full details.

Allergy Alert: Hatimy Market (Buffalo, NY) recalls Minar brand “Golden Raisins” blend (200g plastic bag; Product of South Africa; Product code 776476781053) due to undeclared sulfites.

Food Safety Recall: La Granja INC recalls Hand crafted Paleteria, Mango Flavored Ice cream (Expiration dates 210218 (February 21, 2018) and 280218 (February 28, 2018) UPC 0010439212) due to potential contamination with Salmonella Enteritidis. The recalled product was distributed in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina through retail stores and by direct delivery.

Food Safety Recall: Kemps recalls Kemps Yo2 Frozen Yogurt, various flavors (16 oz) due to potential plastic from packaging in the product. Please refer to the recall notice for details.

Food Safety Alert: New York State Agriculture Commissioner warns consumers not to eat salted fish sold by 5th Ave. Kings Fruit and Vegetable Corporation located at 6824 5th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. The uneviscerated fish is at risk for contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Organic Herbal Supply, Inc. recalls all lots of Uproar, Cummor, Zrect, Monkey Business, Xrect, Rectalis, Tornado, Zdaily, BigNHard, Enhancerol Natural Male Enhancement capsules following the detection by FDA of tadalafil in the products, and also recalls all lots of Zrect for Women and LabidaMAX after FDA finds that these products contain Flibanserin, an FDA-approved prescription drug for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in women. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Canada

Allergy Alert: High Liner Foods Inc. recalls High Liner Captain’s Crew brand Breaded Fish Strips (750g; Product codes 7082U, 7048U, 7006U, 6293U followed by a time stamp) and High Liner Captain’s Crew Breaded Fish Nuggets (750g; 7082U, 7048U, 7006U followed by a time stamp) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Détour en France (Lac-Etchemin, QC) recalls NOTRE CASSOULET TOULOUSAIN (740 g) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Flamaglo Foods Ltd. recalls Yoso brand Soygo Fermented Cultured Soy, plain, raspberry, blueberry and vanilla flavors (440g; Product code 17 MA 19 d5) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were sold through retailers in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Ardent Mills expands its earlier recall to include additional flour products that may be contaminated with E. coli O121. Please refer to the consolidated list of recalled products for complete details. Some of the recalled items were sold through Costco Canada.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Finland): Pohjolan Peruna Oy recalls Mummon Perunarieskahiutaleita (Production code 091117-1) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Food Safety Authority of Ireland warns that Plamil Expressions No Added Sugar Chocolate with Sweetener Xylitol (100g; Best before 22/9/18; Batch #09:25I.D. 1656 T2) contains undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert (UK): Fazal’s recalls five confectionery products due to undeclared wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Eko-Land brand Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread (400g; Lot L2 17616*0640; Best by 24/08/2017) has been recalled due to potential for contamination with particles of glass.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Skånemejerier recalls Fresh Whipped cream 40% (0.5 L; Production date 2017-04-12; Expiry date 2017-04-21), because the product is contaminated with cleaning solution.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Roberts Confectionery recalls Dark Chocolate Melting Buttons (300g; All best before dates up to and including April 2018) due to undeclared milk.

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket’s recall website.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.

Ardent Mills Flour Recall – Consolidated list of recalled products

Updated June 5, 2017 with additional recall information

Even as the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) issued its final update on the E. coli O121 outbreak linked to consumption of flour produced by Ardent Mills in Saskatoon, SK, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reported additional product recalls in its ongoing investigation into the source of the contamination.

In total, PHAC documented 30 cases of E. coli O121 illnesses with a matching genetic fingerprint. Illnesses were reported in six provinces: British Columbia (13), Saskatchewan (4), Alberta (5), Ontario (1), Quebec (1) and Newfoundland and Labrador (5). In addition, one visitor to Canada was reported to be infected with the outbreak strain.

The index case was reported the week of November 13, 2016; the most recent on the week of April 2, 2017. It was not until March 28th that PHAC was able to report a link between the outbreak and flour. The first recall notice was posted on the CFIA website that same day, to be followed by three updates.

The following is a listing of all of the flour products recalled by Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. and Ardent Mills (the manufacturer). The items are sorted alphabetically by brand and descriptive name.

Many of these products were sold in retail stores, including Costco Canada and Giant Tiger. Others (highlighted in orange) were supplied to hotels, restaurants and institutions. Links to the individual recall notices posted on the CFIA website are supplied at the bottom of this post.

Please check back periodically. This list will be updated whenever more recall information is released.

  • Arrezzio
    Unbleached Pizza Flour, 20 kg. UPC 0 00 74865 88581 2 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 26 6 300 SK and C0010895; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 27 6 301 SK and C0010895)
  • BakeMark
    Whole Wheat Flour, 20 kg. UPC 0 06 28622 10137 2 (Lot codes containing:
    BB/MA 2017 AL 24 and 6 298 SK and C0010891)
  • BakerSource
    Classic All Purpose Flour,
    20 kg. UPC 0 00 74865 88584 3 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 18 and 6 292 SK and C0010548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 27 and 6 301 SK and C0010883; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 28 and 6 302 SK and C0011447; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 19 and 6 293 SK and C0010548, BB/MA 2017 NO 04 and 6 309 SK and C0011331, BB/MA 2017 NO 09 and 6 314 SK and C0012068)
    Classic Strong Bakers Unbleached Flour, 20 kg. UPC 0 00 74865 88585 0 (Lot codes containing: BB/MA 2017 NO 05 and 6 310 SK and C0011359)
  • Belvario
    All Purpose Flour, 20 kg. UPC 0 55122 10035 0 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 06 and 6 280 SK and C0004621, BB/MA 2017 OC 22 and 6 296 SK and C0010551)
  • Brodie
    Self Raising Cake & Pastry Flour, 1 kg. UPC 0 59000 01484 5 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 JA 17 and 6 291 548; Lot codes containing 6 313 548 and 2018 FE 08, 6 314 548 and 2018 FE 09)
    Self Raising Cake & Pastry Flour, 2.5 kg. UPC 0 59000 01482 1 (Lot codes containing 6 294 548 and 2018 JA 20, 6 294 548 and 2018 JA 21)
  • Creative Baker
    All Purpose Flour, 10 kg. UPC 6 28622 10180 8 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 26 and 6 300 SK; Lot codes containing 6 285 SK and 2017 OC 11, 6 286 SK and 2017 OC 12, 6 312 SK and 2017 NO 07, 6 313 SK and 2017 NO 08)
    All Purpose Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10142 6 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 17 and 6 291 SK; Lot codes containing 6 293 SK and 2017 OC 19, 6 309 SK and 2017 NO 04)
    Whole Wheat Flour, 10 kg. UPC 6 28622 10131 0 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AL 18 and 6 292 SK; Lot codes containing 6 280 SK and 2017 AL 06, 6 307 SK and 2017 MA 02, 6 308 SK and 2017 MA 03)
  • Far East Foods
    Self-Rising Flour, 20 kg. UPC 0 06 28622 13701 2 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 NO 02 and 6 307 SK and C0011420)
  • GFS
    All Purpose Enriched Flour, Bleached, 20 kg. UPC 6 20868 40454 5 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 16 and 6 290 SK and C0010542; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 27 and 6 301 SK and C0010881; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 04 and 6 278 SK and C0009618, BB/MA 2017 OC 05 and 6 279 SK and C0009618, BB/MA 2017 OC 12 and 6 286 SK and C0010117)
    All Purpose Enriched Flour, Unbleached, 20 kg. UPC 6 29868 40456 9 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 17 and 6 291 SK and C0010125; Lot codes containing
    BB/MA 2017 OC 25 and 6 299 SK and C0010555)
    Enriched Bread Flour, Bleached, 20 kg. UPC 0 06 20868 40457 6 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 23 and 6 297 SK and C0010571)
    Enriched Bread Flour, Unbleached, 20 kg. UPC 0 06 20868 40458 3 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 29 and 6 303 SK and C0010900; Lot codes containing
    BB/MA 2017 OC 31 and 6 305 SK and C0010900)
    Enriched Pizza Flour, Unbleached, 20 kg. UPC 0 06 20868 40460 6 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 04 and 6 278 SK and C0009633, BB/MA 2017 OC 21 and 6 295 SK and C0010570)
  • Golden Temple
    Atta Wheat Flour, 9 kg. UPC 0 59000 11545 0 (Lot codes containing 6 279 548 and 2018 JA 05, 6 280 548 and 2018 JA 06, 6 292 548 and 2018 JA 18, 6 293 548 and 2018 JA 19)
    Durum Atta Flour Blend, 9 kg. UPC 0 59000 11544 3 (Lot codes containing 6 278 548 and 2018 JA 04, 6 279 548 and 2018 JA 05, 6 293 548 and 2018 JA 19, 6 294 548 and 2018 JA 20, 6 306 548 and 2018 FE 01)
    No. 1 Fine Durum Atta Flour Blend, 9 kg. UPC 0 59000 11541 2 (Lot codes containing 6 286 548 and 2018 JA 12, 6 287 548 and 2018 JA 13, 6 299 548 and 2018 JA 25, 6 300 548 and 2018 JA 26)
    Sooji Creamy Wheat, 2 kg. UPC 0 59000 01552 1 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 JA 18 and 6 292 548; Lot codes containing 6 293 548 and 2018 JA 19, 6 312 548 and 2018 FE 07, 6 313 548 and 2018 FE 08)
  • Great Canadian Bagel
    Extra Strong Bagel Flour, 20 kg. UPC 0 06 28622 10488 5 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 28 and 6 302 SK and C0010898; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 29 and 6 303 SK and C0010898)
  • Kitchen Essentials
    All Purpose Flour, Bleached Enriched, 20 kg. UPC 0 06 20868 15953 7 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 16 and 6 290 SK and C0010122)
  • Menu
    All Purpose Enriched Flour, 20 kg. UPC 0 72309 08399 2 (Lot codes containing
    BB/MA 2017 OC 22 and 6 296 SK and C0010546)
  • Purity
    Wheatlets, 550g. UPC 0 59000 03968 8 (Lot codes containing 6 317 548 and 2018 FE 12, 6 318 548 and 2018 FE 13)
  • Robin Hood
    All-O-Wheat Coarse Whole Wheat Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10023 8 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AL 24 and 6 298 SK and C0010890, BB/MA 2017 MA 02 and 6 307 SK and C0011552)
    All-O-Wheat Whole Wheat Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10030 6 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AL 18 and 6 292 SK and C0010559; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AL 06 and 6 280 SK and C0009630, BB/MA 2017 MA 02 and 6 307 SK and C0011347)
    All Purpose Flour, Original, 1 kg. UPC 0 59000 01632 0 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 14 and 6 288 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 15 and 6 289 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 16 and 6 290 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 17 and 6 291 548; Lot codes containing 6 312 548 and 2018 MA 07, 6 313 548 and 2018 MA 08)
    All Purpose Flour, Original, 1.8 kg. UPC 0 59000 01823 2 (Lot codes containing 6 334 623 05 and 2018 MA 29, 6 335 623 05 and 2018 MA 30, 6 336 623 05 and 2018 JN 01, 6 337 623 05 and 2018 JN 02, 7 024 623 05 and 2018 JL 24, 7 026 623 05 and 2018 JL 26)
    All Purpose Flour, Original, 2.5 kg. UPC 0 59000 01658 0 (Lot codes containing 6 278 548 and 2018 AL 04, 6 279 548 and 2018 AL 05, 6 280 548 and 2018 AL 06, 6 296 548 and 2018 AL 22, 6 297 548 and 2018 AL 23, 6 298 548 and 2018 AL 24, 6 310 548 and 2018 MA 05, 6 311 548 and 2018 MA 06, 6 319 548 and 2018 MA 14)
    All Purpose Flour, Original, 5 kg. UPC 0 59000 01654 2 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 26 and 6 300 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 27 and 6 301 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 28 and 6 302 548; Lot codes containing 6 305 548 and 2018 AL 30, 6 306 548 and 2018 MA 01, 6 317 548 and 2018 MA 12, 6 318 548 and 2018 MA 13)
    All Purpose Flour, Original, 10 kg. UPC 0 59000 01652 8 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 14 and 6 288 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 15 and 6 289 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 17 and 6 291 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 18 and 6 292 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 28 and 6 302 548; Lot codes containing 6 292 548 and 2018 AL 18, 6 295 548 and 2018 AL 21, 6 298 548 and 2018 AL 24, 6 301 548 and 2018 AL 27, 6 305 548 and 2018 AL 30, 6 306 548 and 2018 MA 01, 6 308 548 and 2018 MA 03, 6 309 548 and 2018 MA 04, 6 312 548 and 2018 MA 07, 6 313 548 and 2018 MA 08, 6 314 548 and 2018 MA 09, 6 319 548 and 2018 MA 14)
    All Purpose Flour, Unbleached, 2.5 kg. UPC 0 59000 01659 7 (Lot codes containing 6 297 548 and 2018 AL 23, 6 298 548 and 2018 AL 24, 6 308 548 and 2018 MA 03, 6 309 548 and 2018 MA 04)
    All Purpose Flour, Unbleached, 5 kg. UPC 0 59000 01685 6 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 25 and 6 299 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 26 and 6 300 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 27 and 6 301 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 29 and 6 303 548; Lot codes containing 6 302 548 and 2018 AL 28, 6 303 548 and 2018 AL 29, 6 304 548 and 2018 AL 30, 6 317 548 and 2018 MA 12)
    All Purpose Flour, Whole Wheat, 2.5 kg. UPC 0 59000 01510 1 (Lot codes containing 6 285 548 and 2018 JA 11, 6 286 548 and 2018 JA 12, 6 295 548 and 2018 JA 21, 6 296 548 and 2018 JA 22, 6 309 548 and 2018 FE 04, 6 310 548 and 2018 FE 05)
    All Purpose Flour, Whole Wheat, 5 kg. UPC 0 59000 01684 9 (Lot codes containing
    6 302 548 and 2018 JA 28)

    Baker’s Hood All Purpose Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10089 4 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 15 and 6 289 SK and C0010543; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 25 and 6 299 SK and C0010882; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 12 and 6 286 SK and C0010118, BB/MA 2017 OC 21 and 6 295 SK and C0010547, BB/MA 2017 NO 04 and 6 309 SK and C0011329)
    Baker’s Hood All Purpose Flour, Unbleached, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10082 5 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 17 and 6 291 SK and C0010124; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 05 and 6 279 SK and C0009624, BB/MA 2017 OC 25 and 6 299 SK and C0010554)
    Baker’s Hood Enriched All Purpose Flour, 10 kg. UPC 6 28622 10090 0 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OCOC 11 and 6 285 SK and C0009237, BB/MA 2017 OC 12 and 6 286 SK and C0009237, BB/MA 2017 NO 08 and 6 313 SK and C0011922)
    Best For Blending Flour, 2.5 kg. UPC 0 59000 01534 7 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 JA 24 and 6 298 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 JA 25 and 6 299 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 FE 02 and 6 307 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 FE 03 and 6 308 548; Lot codes containing 6 319 548 and 2018 FE 14, 6 320 548 and 2018 FE 15)
    Best for Bread Blend Multigrain, 5 kg. UPC 0 59000 01521 7 (Lot codes containing 6 302 548 and 2018 JA 28, 6 303 548 and 2018 JA 29)
    Best for Bread Flour Homestyle White, 5 kg. UPC 0 59000 01519 4 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 25 and 6 299 548; Lot codes containing 6 303 548 and 2018 AL 29, 6 314 548 and 2018 MA 09, 6 316 548 and 2018 MA 11, 6 317 548 and 2018 MA 12)
    Bread and Roll Mix Homestyle White, 1.36 kg. UPC 0 59000 00238 5 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AU 25 and 6 299 548; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AU 26 and 6 300 548; Lot codes containing 6 293 548 and 2017 AU 19, 6 294 548 and 2017 AU 20, 6 295 548 and 2017 AU 21, 6 298 548 and 2017 AU 24, 6 299 548 and 2017 AU 25)
    Brodie’s Self Raising Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 11013 8 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 13 and 6 287 SK and C0010019, BB/MA 2017 OC 14 and 6 288 SK and C0010019, BB/MA 2017 OC 20 and 6 294 SK and C0010391, BB/MA 2017 OC 21 and 6 295 SK and C0010391, BB/MA 2017 NO 02 and 6 307 SK and C0011205, BB/MA 2017 NO 03 and 6 308 SK and C0011205)
    Classic Scone Mix, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 13211 6 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AL 14 and 6 288 SK and C0009778; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AL 15 and 6 289 SK and C0009778)
    Dandy Top Patent Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10254 6 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 12 and 6 286 SK and C0010115, BB/MA 2017 OC 24 and 6 298 SK and C0010545, BB/MA2017 NO 09 and 6 314 SK and C0011849)
    Easy Blend Flour, 450g UPC 0 59000 03502 4 (Lot codes containing 7018628 and 2018 AL 18, 7019628 and 2018 AL 19, 7020628 and 2018 AL 20, 7022628 and 2018 AL 22, 7023628 and 2018 AL 23, 7024628 and 2018 AL 24, 7025628 and 2018 AL 25)
    Hotel and Restaurant Flour, 10 kg. UPC 6 28622 10093 1 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 26 and 6 300 SK and C0011016; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 NO 07 and 6 312 SK and C0012043)
    Italian type Flour, Untreated Unbleached, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10134 1 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 31 and 6 305 SK and C0010889, BB/MA 2017 NO 01 and 6 306 SK and C0010889)
    Keynote Select Strong Bakers Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10457 1 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 NO 05 and 6 310 SK and C0011352)
    Keynote Select Strong Bakers Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10483 0 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 05 and 6 279 SK and C0009629, BB/MA 2017 NO 09 and 6 314 SK and C0011856)
    Keynote Strong Bakers Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10495 3 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 23 and 6 297 SK and C0010572, BB/MA 2017 OC 24 and 6 298 SK and C0010572)
    Keynote Strong Bakers Flour, Unbleached, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10496 0 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 16 and 6 290 SK and C0010129, BB/MA 2017 OC 17 and 6 291 SK and C0010129, BB/MA 2017 OC 21 and 6 295 SK and C0010563, BB/MA 2017 OC 22 and 6 296 SK and C0010563, BB/MA 2017 OC 31 and 6 305 SK and C0010899, BB/MA 2017 NO 05 and 6 310 SK and C0011361)
    Keynote UT Strong Bakers Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10586 8 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 NO 04 and 6 309 SK and C0010901)
    Rapido No-Time Dough Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10422 9 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 17 and 6 291 SK and C0010558, BB/MA 2017 OC 18 and 6 292 SK and C0010558, BB/MA 2017 NO 05 and 6 310 SK and C0011357)
    Rapido No-Time Dough Flour, Unbleached, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10421 2 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 13 and 6 287 SK and C0010131, BB/MA 2017 OC 14 and 6 288 SK and C0010131, BB/MA 2017 NO 15 and 6 320 SK and C0011857)
    Saskania Hi Gluten Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10208 9 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 12 and 6 286 SK and C0010128, BB/MA 2017 NO 05 and 6 310 SK and C0011358)
    Super Keynote Strong Bakers Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10597 4 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 24 and 6 298 SK and C0010573)
    Talisman Granular Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10392 5 (Lot codes containing
    BB/MA 2017 OC 19 and 6 293 SK and C0010116)
    Wheatlets – Coarse Wheat Granules, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10287 4 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AL 14 and 6 288 SK and C0008761; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AL 25 and 6 299 SK and C0010863; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AL 27 and 6 301 SK and C0010865; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AL 28 and 6 302 SK and C0010866; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AL 12 and 6 286 SK and C0009491, BB/MA 2017 AL 17 and 6 291 SK and C0010503, BB/MA 2017 AL 21 and 6 295 SK and C0010506, BB/MA 2017 AL 24 and 6 298 SK and C0010862, BB/MA 2017 AL 30 and 6 305 SK and C0011411, BB/MA 2017 MA 01 and 6 306 SK and C0011412, BB/MA 2017 MA 04 and 6 309 SK and C0011413, BB/MA 2017 MA 14 and 6 319 SK and C0012429)
  • Sunspun
    Enriched all-purpose flour, 20 kg. UPC 0 60383 74591 2 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 06 and 6 280 SK and C0009244, BB/MA 2017 OC 22 and 6 296 SK and C0010549, BB/MA 2017 OC 23 and 6 297 SK and C0010549, BB/MA 2017 NO 02 and 6 307 SK and C0010120, BB/MA 2017 NO 04 and 6 309 SK and C0011848, BB/MA 2017 NO 09 and 6 314 SK and C0011852)
    Enriched Bread Flour, 20 kg. UPC 0 60383 74590 5 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 27 and 6 301 SK and C0010568; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 05 and 6 279 SK and C0009858, BB/MA 2017 NO 03 and 6 308 SK and C0011354, BB/MA 2017 NO 09 and 6 314 SK and C0012065)

 

The following products were manufactured by Ardent Mills in Saskatoon and exported by Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. to the USA.

  • Golden Temple® #1 Fine Durum Atta Flour Blend, 20 lb. UPC 0 59000 40540 7 (Lot codes 6 286 548 & 6 299 548; Best if used by Jan 2018)
  • Golden Temple® Durum Atta Flour Blend, 20 lb. UPC 0 59000 41556 7 (Lot codes 6 287 548, 6 288 548, 6 294 548, 6 295 548, 6 300 548, 6 301 548, 6 306 548, 6 307 548 & 6 308 548; Best if used by Jan 2018 or Feb 2018 (last three lot codes))
  • Maya® Durum Wheat Atta Flour, 20 lb. UPC 0 20843 10001 9 (Lot codes 6 286 548 & 6 287 548; No expiration dates on bags)
  • Swad® Durum Atta Flour Chappati Flour, 20 lb. UPC 0 51179 16030 9 (Lot codes 6 294 548, 6 299 548, 6 300 548 & 6 308 548; No expiration dates on bags)

 

The following product was manufactured by Ardent Mills in Saskatoon and exported to Hong Kong.

Kundan Durum Atta Flour, 9 kg. UPC 6 28622 41522 6 (Best before July 13, 2017)

The following products were manufactured by various companies, including Rich Products of Canada Ltd., Mom’s Pantry or Harlan Bakeries (Edmonton, AB), using flour supplied by Ardent Mills. Items highlighted in orange were distributed to hotels, restaurants or institutional customers.

  • Apple Valley
    2″ Sweet Tart Shells, 640g. UPC 6 87415 17100 8 (Best before 2017NO24)
    3″ Tart Shells, 570g. UPC 6 87415 17103 9 (Best before 2017NO30 & 2017DE09)
    Sheeted Pie Dough 10″ x 15″, 7.4 kg. UPC 00 687415 31069 8 (Product code 2017-11-30)
    Unbaked 10″ Frozen Pie Shell, 5.4 kg. UPC 00 687415 80100 4 (Product code 2017-12-20)
    Unbaked 10″ Frozen Pie Top, 8.3 kg. UPC 00 687415 80101 1 (Product code 2017-12-07)
    Unbaked 2″ Frozen Tart Shell, 3.8 kg. UPC 00 687415 80200 1 (Product codes 2017-12-07, 2017-12-09, 2017-12-21)
    Unbaked 2″ Frozen Sweet Tart Shell, 3.8kg. UPC 00 687415 80204 9 (Product code 2017-12-08; 2017-12-23)
    Unbaked 4″ Frozen Pie Top, 4.7 kg. UPC 00 687415 80291 9 (Product code 2017-11-24; 2017-12-22)
    Unbaked 3″ Frozen Tart Shell, 4.5 kg. UPC 00 687415 80300 8 (Product codes 2017-12-06, 2017-12-19)
    Unbaked 3″ Frozen Sweet Tart Shell, 4.5 kg. UPC 00 687415 80304 6 (Product codes 2017-11-24, 2017-12-09)
    Unbaked 4″ Crimped Frozen Tart Shell, 5.0 kg. UPC 00 687415 80400 5 (Product code 2017-11-29)
    Unbaked 4″ Crimped Frozen Sweet Tart Shell, 5.0 kg. UPC 00 687415 80404 3 (Product code 2017-11-28)
    Unbaked 5″ Deep Frozen Pie Shell, 6.8 kg. UPC 00 687415 80500 2 (Product code 2017-12-06, 2017-12-20; 2017-12-21)
    Unbaked 5″ Frozen Pie Top, 5.8 kg. UPC 00 687415 80691 7 (Product codes 2017-11-30, 2017-12-08, 2017-12-19, 2017-12-26)
    Unbaked 8″ Frozen Pie Shell, 4.0 kg. UPC 00 687415 80802 7 (Product code 2017-12-08; 2017-12-22)
    Unbaked 9″ Deep Frozen Pie Shell, 4.5 kg. UPC 00 687415 80900 0 (Product code 2017-11-30)
    Unbaked 9″ Frozen Pie Shell, 5.1 kg. UPC 00 687415 80904 8 (Product codes 2017-12-05, 2017-12-06)
    Unbaked 9″ Frozen Pie Top, 8.5 kg. UPC 00 687415 80991 8 (Product codes 2017-11-23, 2017-11-28, 2017-12-09)
  • Briwood Farm Market
    Briwood Farm Market 10″ Pie Shells, 2 pieces (All units sold from March 22, 2017 up to and including April 28, 2017; sold from Briwood Farm Market, 1030 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario)
  • Great Value
    Deep Dish Pie Shells, 380g. UPC 6 28915 08589 1 (Best before 2017NO24, 2017DE01 & 2017DE23)
    Tart Shells, 228g. UPC 6 28915 08590 7 (Best before 2017DE21)
    Tart Shells, 570g. UPC 6 28915 08591 4 (Best before 2017NO29, 2017NO30, 2017DE06 & 2017DE22)
  • Lynn’s Bakery & Deli
    Lynn’s Bakery & Deli 2″ Unsweetened Tart Shells; UPC 0200603 307999 (All units sold from December 23, 2016 up to and including April 27, 2017; sold from Lynn’s Bakery & Deli, 2190 Dundas Street, London, Ontario)
  • Mom’s Pantry
    Mom’s Pantry / Jim & Leonie 3″ Unsweetened Tart Shells (90 x 19g; All units sold from December 1, 2016 up to and including April 28, 2017)
    Mom’s Pantry / Jim & Leonie 9″ Unbaked Pie Lids (15 x 142g; All units sold from December 1, 2016 up to and including April 28, 2017)
  • no name
    Deep Dish Pie Shells, 380g. UPC 0 60383 05599 8 (Best before 2017NO24 & 2017DE01)
    Sweetened Tart shells, 570g. UPC 0 60383 10429 0 (Best before 2017DE01, 2017DE08, 2017DE21 & 2017DE23)
    Tart Shells, 570g. UPC 0 60383 68840 0 (Best before 2017NO28, 2017NO29, 2017DE05, 2017DE19 & 2017DE20)
  • Rich Products Corporation
    7 oz. Pizza Dough Ball, 12.9 kg. UPC 0 00 49800 11267 4 (Product codes 77007016 – Use by 19/May/17, 77007045 – Use by 14/Jun/17 & 77007059 – Use by 28/Jun/17)
    18 oz. Artisan-Style Pizza Dough Ball, 12.2 kg. UPC 0 00 49800 11269 8 ( Product codes 77007044 – Use by 12/Aug/17)
  • St.-Hubert
    Frozen Oval Pie Dough (9″ x 5″), 6.4 kg. UPC 0 06 87415 17800 7 (Product code 2017-12-01)
  • Sysco Classic
    5 in/12.7 cm Deep Pie Shell Dough, 6.8 kg. UPC 000 74865 96720 4 (Product code 2017-12-05)
    5 in/12.7 cm Pie Top Dough, 5.7 kg. UPC 000 74865 96725 9 (Product codes 2017-12-01, 2017-12-19)
    10 in/25.4 cm Pie Shell Dough, 5.4 kg. UPC 000 74865 96719 8 (Product codes 2017-12-19, 2017-12-20)
    10 in/25.4 cm Pie Top Dough, 8.4 kg. UPC 000 74865 96724 2 (Product code 2017-11-29)
    3 in/7.6 cm Sweet Tart Shell Dough, 4.5 kg. UPC 000 74865 96721 1 (Product code 2017-12-07; 2017-12-23)
    2 in/5 cm Sweet Tart Shell Dough, 3.8 kg. UPC 000 74865 96722 8 (Product code 2017-12-08)
    3 in/7.6 cm Sweet Tart Shell Dough, 4.5 kg. UPC 000 74865 96723 5 (Product code 2017-12-22)
  • Western Family
    12 Tart Shells, 228g. UPC 0 62639 30952 7 (Best before 2017DE07)
  • Unbranded
    Prepared for Apple Valley Foods Corporation /RiccoFoods, Unsweetened Tart Shells 40 x 2″, 1.3 lb. (All units sold from February 10, 2017 up to and including April 27, 2017; sold from Lenover’s Quality Meats & Seafoods Ltd., 525 Park Avenue East, Chatham, Ontario)
    Prepared for Apple Valley Foods Corporation /Sysco, Unsweetened Tart Shells 40 x 2″, 1.3 lb. (All units sold from February 8, 2017 up to and including April 27, 2017; sold from Lenover’s Quality Meats & Seafoods Ltd., 525 Park Avenue East, Chatham, Ontario)
    Tart Shells (All units sold from December 22, 2016 up to and including May 9, 2017; recalled by The New Food Box)

 

The information contained in the above list was extracted from the following recall notices posted on the website of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and on the US Food and Drug Administration website

March 28, 2017
Food Recall Warning – Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original recalled due to E. coli O121.
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: Smucker Foods of Canada Corp.
Distribution level and extent: Retail in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

April 4, 2017
Updated Food Recall Warning – Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original recalled due to E. coli O121.
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: Smucker Foods of Canada Corp.
Distribution level and extent: Retail; National distribution

April 12, 2017
Updated Food Recall Warning – Various brands of flour and flour products recalled due to E. coli O121.
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: Ardent Mills
Distribution level and extent: Retail; National distribution

April 16, 2017
Updated Food Recall Warning – Various brands of flour and flour products recalled due to E. coli O121.
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: Ardent Mills
Distribution level and extent: Retail; National distribution

April 20, 2017
Notification – Various brands of flour and flour products recalled due to E. coli O121.
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: Ardent Mills ULC
Distribution level and extent: Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional

April 23, 2017
Notification – Rich Products Corporation brand Pizza Dough Balls recalled due to E. coli O121.
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: Rich Products of Canada Ltd.
Distribution level and extent: Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec

April 25, 2017
Updated Food Recall Warning – Various brands of pie and tart shells recalled due to E. coli O121.
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: Harlan Bakeries – Edmonton
Distribution: National

April 25, 2017
Notification – Various brands of pie tops, pie shells and tart shells recalled due to E. coli O121.
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: Harlan Bakeries – Edmonton
Distribution: Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional; National distribution

April 28, 2017
Updated Food Recall Warning – Mom’s Pantry / Jim & Leonie brand 3″ Unsweetened Tart Shells and 9″ Unbaked Pie Lids recalled due to E. coli O121
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: Mom’s Pantry
Distribution: Retail; National distribution

May 10, 2017
Updated Food Recall Warning – Tart Shells sold by The New Food Box recalled due to E. coli O121
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: The New Food Box
Distribution: Retail; Ontario

May 11, 2017
Updated Food Recall Warning – Various pie and tart shells recalled due to E. coli O121
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: Industry
Distribution: Retail; Ontario

May 26, 2017
Updated Food Recall Warning – Various brands of flour and flour products recalled due to E. coli O121
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: Ardent Mills
Distribution: National; Retail

May 31, 2017
Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. Announces a Voluntary Recall on Select Golden Temple®, Swad®, and Maya® Flour Products in the U.S. Due to Possible E. coli 0121 Contamination
Distribution: Nationwide to 19 distributors and two small retailers.

June 2, 2017
Updated Food Recall Warning – Various brands of pie and tart shells recalled due to E. coli O121
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: Harlan Bakeries – Edmonton
Distribution: National/Retail

June 2, 2017
Notification – Various brands of flour and flour products recalled due to E. coli O121
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm: Ardent Mills
Distribution: National; Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional

June 2, 2017
Notification – Various brands of pie and tart shells recalled due to E. coli O121
Hazard Classification: Class 2
Company/Firm:Harlan Bakeries Edmonton L.P.
Distribution: National; Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional