17 People Sickened With E. Coli in Eight States Due to Flour Sold at Aldi’s

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An E. coli outbreak has left 17 people sick in eight different states after contaminated flour was sold at Aldi’s supermarkets.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claim 5 lbs. bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour have been contaminated with E. coli, and urged anyone who might have purchased it to throw it away immediately.

“Consumers should not use any of the recalled flour and should throw recalled flour away,” the CDC said of the outbreak.

“If you stored flour purchased from ALDI in another container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or ‘better by’ date, throw it away. Consumers should thoroughly wash the containers before using them again,” the CDC added.

The bags of flour were sold at Aldi’s located in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Matt McNulty