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Updated April 22, 2017 with additional recall information

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) are still wrestling with the fallout from an outbreak of E. coli O121 illnesses that began in November 2016, has sickened 27 people in five provinces plus one visitor to Canada, and is on-going at this time.

The index case was reported the week of November 13, 2016; the most recent on the week of March 19, 2017. It can take several weeks between the date symptoms appear and the receipt of a report by PHAC.

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. 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Creative Baker
    All Purpose Flour, 10 kg. UPC 6 28622 10180 8 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 26 and 6 300 SK)
    All Purpose Flour, 20 kg. UPC 6 28622 10142 6 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 17 and 6 291 SK)
    Whole Wheat Flour, 10 kg. UPC 6 28622 10131 0 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AL 18 and 6 292 SK)
  • 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)
    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)
    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)
  • Golden Temple
    Sooji Creamy Wheat, 2 kg. UPC 0 59000 01552 1 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 JA 18 and 6 292 548)
  • 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)
  • Robin Hood
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
  • Sunspun
    Enriched Bread Flour, 20 kg. UPC 0 60383 74590 5 (Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 27 and 6 301 SK and C0010568)

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

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

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