Aldi recalls flour that could be contaminated with E. coli

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Aldi is recalling flour sold throughout the U.S. Northeast due to a risk of E. coli.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Aldi has issued a recall for Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour in cooperation with ADM Milling Co.

The flour, sourced from a production facility in Buffalo, New York, could be contaminated with E. coli.

The specific product affected by the recall is Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour sold in a 5 lb. bag with a best if used by date of Dec. 2, 2019, lot code L18A02B and the following UPC code: 041498130404.

Aldi has removed it from store shelves, but some people may have bought it beforehand.

It was distributed to stores in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.

If you have it, you're encouraged not to use it anything and throw it away or return it to your local Aldi store for a full refund.

Anyone with more 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.

The FDA also reminds the public not to eat any raw product made from flour, because "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."