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Pillsbury Flour Recall Lawsuit

Pillsbury Flour Recall Lawsuit

In June 2019, Pillsbury Best Bread Flour was recalled due to a risk of E. coli contamination. In January 2019, certain bags of Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose Flour were recalled due to a risk of Salmonella.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Pillsbury flour induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella or E. coli, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Pillsbury Flour Recalled for E. coli Risk

On June 14, 2019, Hometown Food Co., announced a recall of 5-lb. bags of Pillsbury Best Bread Flour due to a risk of E. coli contamination.

The recalled product is linked to an outbreak of E. coli infections that have sickened at least 17 people in 8 states.

The recall involves flour with UPC Code 0 5150020031 5 and the following lot codes and use-by dates:

  • Lot Code: 8 342, Use-By Date: JUN 08 2020
  • Lot Code: 8 343, Use-By Date: JUN 09 2020

Pillsbury Flour Recalled for Salmonella

March 2019 — Publix and Winn-Dixie have recalled over 12,000 cases of Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose Flour after traces of Salmonella were discovered in a single bag.

Hometown Food Company recalled select Pillsbury® Unbleached All Purpose Flour that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recall includes specific lot codes of Pillsbury® Unbleached All-Purpose 5-lb bags of flour (UPC 51500-22241), but only includes “Best If Used By” dates of April 19, 2020 and April 20, 2020.

Approximately 12,245 cases of recalled flour were distributed through a limited number of retailers and distributors nationwide.

There have been no reports of any illnesses associated with this recall.

What is the Problem?

Flour is made from wheat that is minimally processed. Due to the risk of bacterial contamination, flour should not be considered a “ready-to-eat” product — it is meant to be cooked, baked, fried, and used as an ingredient in foods that are heated to a temperature that kills bacteria.

“All surfaces and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or uncooked dough or batter. Consumers should wash their hands after handling flour or uncooked dough or batter. Consumers should not eat uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour.”

Salmonella Food Poisoning

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The symptoms often include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Complications of Salmonella Infections

Infection with Salmonella sometimes results in the bacteria getting into the bloodstream and causing severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis, or even death.

Do I have a Food Poisoning Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Pillsbury flour induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with Salmonella or E. coli, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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