The Public Health Agency Canada says there are 25 cases of E. coli O121 across Canada linked to 10-kg bags of Robin Hood All Purpose flour.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recalled the Robin Hood brand of all-purpose flour sold in due to possible E. coli contamination. The flour comes in 10-kilogram bags with the best before date of April 17, 2018. It says the flour was sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
In a release PHAC says the cases happened in four provinces including 12 in BC, four in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, and five in Newfoundland and Labrador between November 2016 and late last month. Six people needed to be hospitalized, but everyone has since recovered.
CFIA says the recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased. The food contaminated with E. coli may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make people sick.
Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea.