Flour sold at Walmart, Target nationwide recalled over E. Coli concerns

Ann Santiago
June 16, 2019

King Arthur Flour recalled 14,218 cases of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour in 5-pound bags on Thursday because the flour might have E. coli.

According to the FDA's website, ADM Milling Company notified King Arthur that wheat used in the flour has been linked to an E. coli outbreak.

In May, ADM and Aldi recalled 5-lb. bags of Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour due to similar concerns over E. coli contamination.

The affected products were distributed through retailers nationwide but not available for purchase through the company's website. Any remaining products in the recall have been pulled from grocery store shelves, says King Arthur spokesperson Gwen Adams, but consumers could still have the products in their homes.

Some King Arthur flour bags have been recalled.


The FDA announced that ADM Milling Company is voluntarily recalling 14,218 cases of five-pound King Arthur Inc.

Almost 114,000 bags of flour are included in the recall. The CDC says that common symptoms include diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps and vomiting.

Customers can return the flour to local stores for a credit or refund. Most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, however some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).

Consumers are reminded to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw dough products or flour, and to never eat raw dough or batter. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output.

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