Seventeen people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O26 have been reported from 8 states.Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 11, 2018, to April 18, 2019.
Three hospitalizations and no deaths have been reported.
Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates flour is a likely source of this outbreak.
On June 13, 2019, King Arthur Flour, Inc., a customer of ADM Milling Co., announced a recall of 14,218 cases of 5-lb. King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour because the flour may be contaminated with E. coli.
On May 23, 2019, ADM Milling Co. and ALDI recalled 5-lb. bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour sold at retail locations in several states because it may be contaminated with E. coli.
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