Canada – E.coli O121 in Flour

Food Poisoning Bulletin

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Rogers Foods Ltd. are recalling Rogers brand All Purpose Flour for possible E. coli O121 contamination. There have been reported illnesses that may be associated with this product; officials are conducting lab testing to confirm the link.

The recalled item was sold from Costco warehouse locations in British Columbia. It is Rogers brand All Purpose Flour in 10 kg packages. The code on the product is MFD 17 JAN 19 C and the UPC number is 0 60179 10231 8.

If you purchased this product, do not use it, even if you are going to bake with it. Flour can spread around the kitchen, potentially contaminating objects. Throw it away in a sealed container or take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund.

Food Poisoning Bulletin

The food recall warnings for pie and tart shells in Canada for possible E. coli O121 contamination has been updated. There have been many recalls for different brands of these types of products since April 20017. No illnesses have been reported with the consumption of these specific products, but there is an E. coli outbreak in Canada associated with recalled flour.

The recalled items are from Harlan Bakeries – Edmonton. They were sold nationally at the retail level. They include sweetened tart shells in 570 gram packages, with best before dates 2017 DE 21 and 2017 DE 23. The UPC number is 0 60383 10429 0. Also recalled is Great Value brand Deep Dish Pie Shells in 380 gram packages. The code on that product is best before 2017 DE 23 and the UPC number is 6 28915 08589 1. Finally, Great Value brand Tart Shells in 570 gram packages is recalled. The code on that product is best before 2017 DE 22 and the UPC number is 6 28915 08591 4.

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