The recall now affects three different brands of flour.  News sources are alerting the general public about a widening flour recall that now includes some varieties of Pillsbury, King Arthur, and Baker's Corner - which is sold at Aldi.  The concern is E. coli.

As of the most-recent reports, more than 4,600 cases of 5-pound bags of Pillsbury Bread Flour joined the earlier recalls of similarly-sized bags of King's Arthur All Purpose and Baker's Corner All Purpose flours.

The Food and Drug Administration has provided the following guide as to which particular flours are part of the recall:


  • ALDI Baker’s Corner All Purpose flour:  All 5-pound bags - all lot codes - and all best-if-used-by dates for product distributed in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia
  • King Arthur Flour:  5-pound bags of unbleached all-purpose flour with the following lot codes and best by dates:
    BEST USED BY 12/07/19 LOT: L18A07C
    BEST USED BY 12/08/19 LOTS: L18A08A, L18A08B
    BEST USED BY 12/14/19 LOTS: L18A14A, L18A14B, L18A14C
    This does not include products sold through the King Arthur website, Baker’s Catalogue, or the Baker’s Store in Norwich, VT.
  • Pillsbury Best Bread Flour:  5-pound bags of flour distributed in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia with UPC Code 0 5150020031 5 and the following lot codes and use-by dates:
    Lot Code: 8 342 Use-By Date: JUN 08 2020
    Lot Code: 8 343 Use-By Date: JUN 09 2020

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