By Jory Lange
Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour is being recalled after linked to a multistate E coli O26 outbreak. 3 people have been hospitalized and 17 people have confirmed E coli O26 cases in this outbreak. 8 states have been affected thus far: New York (5 cases); Ohio (5 cases); Pennsylvania (2 cases); and 1 case each in California, Connecticut, Missouri, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. People became ill between December 11, 2018 and April 18, 2019.
On May 23, 2019, ALDI, in association with ADM Milling Co., recalled 5-lb. bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour.
According to the CDC:
- People usually get sick from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) 2–8 days (average of 3–4 days) after swallowing the germ.
- Some people with a STEC infection may get a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
- E. coli infection is usually diagnosed by testing a stool sample.
- Antibiotics are not recommended for patients with suspected E. coli infections until diagnostic testing can be performed and E. coli infection is ruled out. Some studies have shown that administering antibiotics to patients with E. coli infections might increase their risk of developing HUS, and a benefit of treatment has not been clearly demonstrated.
- For more information, see Symptoms of E. coli Infection.
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