Robin Hood Flour recalled across the country

Robin Hood brand flour has been recalled after being linked to an E. coli outbreak in Canada.

One illness has been confirmed from consuming the flour, and 24 other cases are being investigated.

The recall was triggered after an investigation into an E. coli outbreak that found 25 cases with a matching genetic fingerprint in four provinces, 12 in B.C., four in Alberta, four in Saskatchewan and five in Newfoundland and Labrador.

​Several of those who fell ill reported using Robin Hood flour. Six people were hospitalized but are recovering.

Food inspection agency officials say any 10-kilogram bags of Robin Hood brand all-purpose flour with a best-before date of April 17, 2018, should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

The recalled product’s UPC is 0 59000 01652 8.

Symptoms of E. coli poisoning can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea.

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