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26 Canadians Sick with E. coli O21 prompts more Flour Recalled

Robin_Hood_Flour_logoVarious sizes of Robin Hood “Best for Blending” flour are now among a number of products that have been subject to a food recall warning by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

A national recall of flour due to E. coli O21 contamination, which was first announced last month, has been expanded yet again. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s recall on March 28 affected Robin Hood flour sold in four provinces in Western Canada and was later expanded across the country.

Last week, more products were added to the recall, including certain flour goods produced by Ardent Mills of Brampton, Ont.

Now Ardent Mills is adding even more items to the list, including various sizes of Robin Hood Best for Blending flour, as well as the brand’s bread and roll mix.

The federal agency says all recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store.

The agency said after the initial recall there were 26 cases of people being infected with E. coli O21 in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador.

No deaths have been reported, but at least six people required hospital care.