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25 cases of E. coli believed to be linked to Robin Hood flour recall

The Canadian Press | posted Thursday, Mar 30th, 2017

The Public Health Agency of Canada says there have been 25 cases of E. coli in four provinces believed to be linked to E. coli in a batch of Robin Hood all-purpose flour.

No deaths have been reported, and everyone who got sick has either recovered or is recovering.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is issuing a recall for the flour, which was sold in Western Canada.

In a statement Tuesday, the agency says Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. is recalling 10-kilogram bags of Robin Hood all-purpose flour with the best before date of April 17, 2018.

It says the flour was sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The agency says the recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

The CFIA says food contaminated with E. coli may not look or smell spoiled, but can still make you sick.

Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea.

In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version carried an incorrect best before date.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is issuing a recall for the Robin Hood brand of all-purpose flour sold in Western Canada due to possible E. coli contamination. CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY


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