In a press release dated May 23, 2019, Aldi announced it has recalled Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour that was sold at stores in the Northeastern United States because of the potential presence of E. coli.
Aldi states the recall is in cooperation with ADM Milling Co. According to Aldi, the flour came from an ADM Milling Co. production facility in Buffalo, New York, and was sold at Aldi stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
The Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour affected by the recall is sold in a 5-pound bag with the following UPC code: 041498130404. Out of caution, Aldi has recalled all best if used by dates and all lots of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour products that ADM Milling Co. in Buffalo, N.Y., produced.
Aldi’s press release states that if you have a product affected by the recall, you should throw it away or return it to your local Aldi store for a full refund. Customers with questions can call ADM Milling Co.’s customer service number at 800-422-1688 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
Aldi also reminds customers not to eat any raw products made with flour. Because flour comes from milling wheat, which grows outdoors, it does have a risk of carrying bacteria, which is killed when the product is baked, fried, or boiled. Aldi recommends washing your hands, work surfaces and utensils after contact with raw dough products or flour. The CDC has more information about the risks of eating raw dough here.
Here is the full Aldi press release:
In Association with ADM Milling Co., ALDI Issues Isolated Recall for 5 lb. Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour
Batavia, Ill. (May 23, 2019) – In cooperation with ADM Milling Co., ALDI has recalled Bakers Corner All
Purpose Flour sold at retail locations in the Northeastern United States due to a potential presence of E.
This product was sourced from an ADM Milling Co. production facility in Buffalo, N.Y. and was distributed to
select ALDI stores in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. The Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour
affected by the ADM Milling Co. recall is sold in a 5 lb. bag with the following UPC code: 041498130404. Out
of an abundance of caution, ALDI has recalled all best if used by dates and all lots of Bakers Corner All
Purpose Flour products produced by ADM Milling Co. in Buffalo, N.Y. from store shelves in these states.
ALDI takes the safety and integrity of the products it sells seriously. If customers have product affected by
this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.
Consumers with additional questions can contact ADM Milling Co. Customer Service at 800-422-1688
between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT.
Consumers are reminded to not consume any raw products made with flour. Flour is an ingredient that
comes from milling wheat, something grown outdoors that carries with it risks of bacteria which are
rendered harmless by baking, frying or boiling. 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. For more information about risks of consuming raw dough, refer to the following:
ALDI sincerely regrets any inconvenience and concern this recall may cause.
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states. More than 40 million customers each month benefit from the simple, streamlined approach ALDI
brings to retailing. ALDI sells frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its
exclusive brands. These products meet or exceed national name brands on taste and quality, and 1 in 5 is
award-winning*. For the eighth year in a row, ALDI was recognized as the value leader among U.S.
grocery stores by a Market Force Information® survey of U.S. consumers. ALDI also backs up its products
with a Twice as Nice Guarantee: replacing the product AND offering a full refund. For more information
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