Pillsbury Recalls Flour due to E. Coli RiskPillsbury Recalls Flour due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

Pillsbury is voluntarily recalling their Best 5-pound Bread Flour due to an E. coli risk.  The recall was issued after the company was notified that some wheat used to make two lots of the Pillsbury flour were linked to E. coli illnesses associated with other flour products made by ADM’s Buffalo mill.

The Recalled Product: 4,620 cases of Pillsbury Best 5-pound Bread Flour, sold by Hometown Food Company and distributed in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The flour was manufactured by ADM Milling Co. in Buffalo, New York.

The recalled products have a UPC code of 051500200315, lot codes of either 8342 or 8343 and use by dates of June 8, 2020, or June 9, 2020.

If you have any of the recalled flour product, throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

Most strains of E. coli are harmless.  Others, such as E. coli 0121 are potentially deadly bacterium that can make you sick.  Food producers have a duty to safeguard the public from distributing contaminated food products.

So far, no one has become ill due to the consumption of these products.

Recovering compensation after an injury or illness from a defective product

If you can prove that your food poisoning or food-related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.

A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food-related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you know has been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.

Source: CNN, “More than 4,600 cases of Pillsbury flour recalled because of possible E. coli contamination”