Aldi recalls that after 11 E. coli outbreaks of flour sacks in 11 states are sick and 3 hospitalized
- Diseases occurred from December 2018 to April 2019 with those ranging between the ages of seven and 86
- Three people have been admitted to hospital, but no deaths have been reported
- Cases have been confirmed in California, Connecticut, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island
ALDI has recovered bags of flour after an E. coli outbreak in 17 states made 17 people sick.
The supermarket chain says it is bags with five pounds of Baker's Corner All-Purpose Flour made at a factory in Buffalo, New York.
According to a release of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diseases occurred December 2018 to April 2019 with those sick ranging between seven years and 86 years old.
Three people have been admitted to hospital, but no deaths have been reported.
ALDI store chain recalled Baker bags for five pounds All-Purpose Baker & # 39; s Corner (photo) after 17 people in eight states fell ill from E. coli between December 2018 and April 2019
The recalled bags bear the UPC code 041498130404 and have been sold in ALDI stores in 11 states.
These include Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.
Diseases have been reported in California, Connecticut, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
E. coli (Escherichia coli) are bacteria that generally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals.
Infections can then occur come into contact with the faeces of people or animals, or by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water.
Symptoms of an E.coli infection are bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting.
Rarely, patients may develop a type of renal failure, the hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
This is a condition where there is abnormal destruction of platelets and red blood cells.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the damaged blood cells can block the kidney's filter system, resulting in life-threatening kidney failure.
There is currently no treatment to treat these infections. They usually disappear within a week, but medical professionals recommend resting and drinking fluids to prevent dehydration and fatigue.
Consumers who have bought the flower are encouraged to throw it away or return it for a refund.
Those with questions have been asked to call ADM Milling Co's customer service during office hours at 1-800-422-1688.
ALDI did not immediately return DailyMail.com's request for comment.
This is not the first time that bags of flour have been recalled about pollution fears.
In January, General Mills issued a nationwide voluntary recall of bags of gold medal unbleached flour over salmonella objections.
And in March, Hometown Food Co. – the parent company of Pillsbury – recalling more than 12,000 cases of Pillsbury unbleached all-purpose flour due to a possible salmonella outbreak.
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