Flour recall expands into United States

by Eric Schroeder
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US Flour Recall
J.M Smucker Co. recalls certain lots of Golden Temple, Swad and Maya flour products.
 
MARKHAM, ONTARIO, CANADA — Smucker Foods of Canada Corp., a subsidiary of The J.M. Smucker Co., on May 31 issued a voluntary recall on specific production codes of Golden Temple, Swad and Maya flour products in the United States due to possible E. coli O121 contamination.

“The impacted product was produced by Ardent Mills located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,” Smucker said. “Additional flour and flour products have been voluntarily recalled in Canada in cooperation with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as part of their ongoing E. coli investigation.”

Smucker said the affected product is packaged in 20-pound paper bags and was distributed across the United States to 19 distributors and 2 small retailers. No other Smucker Foods of Canada products distributed in the United States are affected by the recall, and no reported illnesses to date have been associated with the recall, the company said.

The expansion of the recall comes after initial findings linked contamination to Robin Hood all-purpose flour, original, produced by Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. That recall was expanded to include products made by Ardent Mills’ facility in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Late last week, Ardent Mills expanded its recall of flour and flour products that were made, in part, using 11 loads of Canadian wheat that were related to the prior-recalled flour and flour products and may have contained trace amounts of E. coli O121.

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