King Arthur Flora, in conjunction with ADM Milling Company, announced the voluntary national recall of specific batches of unbleached universal flour in 5-pound and 25-pound bags due to the potential presence of E. coli.  The recall is an extension of another that was announced in June.
No product-related illnesses have been confirmed yet, the company said.
"Consumers should discard any affected products," said the Food and Drug Administration. in a tweet. Consumers can also apply for compensation or replacement on King Arthur's website.
King Arthur stated that 5-pound bags are sold through retailers and distributors nationwide, as well as at Vermont's website, catalog and branded store. The 25 pound bags were only sold through Costco stores.
The CDC warns consumers not to eat raw flour products. This Escherichia coli strain, known as E. coli 026, is killed by heating by baking, roasting, broiling or boiling products made with flour.
Usually people get sick within three to four days after exposure to this type of Escherichia coli, the CDC notes. Symptoms include diarrhea and cramps, and patients usually recover within a week.
Last month, General Mills announced the voluntary withdrawal of his Gold Medal of "Unauthorized Flour of Universal Purpose" for possible contamination with E. coli O26.
In May, the CCA warned consumers of several flours that could be contaminated with Escherichia coli O26. The recall included flour from King Arthur, Pillsbury and cook ALDI & # 39; s Baker & # 39; s Corner. At least 21people in the nine states were infected between December 2018 and May, although the outbreak ceased in July.