Sorry for the bad news, but it looks like Costco’s Rogers Brand All Purpose flour has been recalled from the marketplace due to possible E. coli 0121 contamination. This product was only sold in Costco Warehouse locations in British Columbia. Unfortunately, this is the flour that I have in my pantry. I will be returning this product to Costco for a refund.
The affected lot code on the product is: MFD 17 JAN 19 C
Advisory Details: If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor. Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. It is not safe to taste or eat raw dough or batter regardless of the type of flour used, as raw flour can be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli O121. Food contaminated with E. coli O121 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. In severe cases of illness, people may die. Learn more about the health risks.
Who is affected: There have been reported illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of this product. Further lab testing is underway to confirm the link.
Background: This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings. The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.
For more information please visit the following Government of Canada Recall and Safety Alert
Rogers brand All Purpose Flour