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Outbreak of E. coli infections in Canada linked to flours and flour products

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Staff Writer | April 14, 2017
The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of Escherichia coli, called E. coli O121 that has been linked to various flour and flour products produced by Ardent Mills.
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued an updated food recall warning advising Canadians of several flours and flour products under brand names Brodie, Creative Baker, Golden Temple, and Robin Hood, which were produced by Ardent Mills.

This updated food recall warning was triggered by CFIA findings during its food safetyinvestigation into this outbreak.

These food recall warnings and this outbreak are a reminder that 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.

The investigation is ongoing and it is possible that more products linked to the outbreak investigation may be identified.

The CFIA is continuing its 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.

Canadians are advised not to use or eat any recalled flour or flour products.

Restaurants and retailers are also advised not to sell or serve any recalled products, or any items that may have been prepared or produced using recalled products.