Pillsbury Best Bread Flour Recalled for E. Coli

Posted on June 14, 2019 by

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Hometown Food Company, in cooperation with ADM Milling Co., today initiated a recall of two specific lot codes of its Pillsbury® Best 5 lb. Bread Flour due to a potential presence of pathogenic E. coli. The product was manufactured by ADM Milling Co., at the company’s mill in Buffalo, NY.

Approximately 4,620 cases of impacted Pillsbury® Best 5 lb. Bread Flour were distributed to a limited number of retailers and distributors across the following 10 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The affected product has the following UPC codes, lot codes and Best-If-Used-By dates:

Item Name UPC Item Code Lot
Code
Use-By Date QTY (Eight-Count Case)
Pillsbury Best™ Bread
Flour
0 5150020031 5 8 342 JUN 08 2020 4,080
Pillsbury Best™ Bread
Flour
0 5150020031 5 8 343 JUN 09 2020 540

All products with other Best-If-Used-By Dates and Lot Codes are not affected by this recall. Best-If-Used By Dates can be found on the side of the package below the Nutrition Facts Panel.

If you have the affected product in your home or business, do not consume it. Please discard it immediately or return it to the retail location it was purchased from for a refund. This recall is being made with the full knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

There have been no reports of any illnesses associated with this product and this recall has been issued out of an abundance of caution. Hometown Food Company has been informed by ADM Milling Co., that certain wheat used to make these two lots of Pillsbury® Best 5 lb. Bread Flour has been linked to E. coli illnesses associated with other flour products produced at the ADM mill in Buffalo. Please visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website for more information on this illness outbreak. To date, no illnesses associated with Pillsbury® Best Bread Flour have been reported.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this recall may cause, and are offering replacement coupons for your product. Please call our toll-free 800 number (1-866-219-9333), which will be staffed daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. CDT. We remain committed to producing the high-quality products synonymous with the Pillsbury® name since 1869.

 


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
1-866-219-9333


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