Another strain of E. coli has been found in flour in BC.
This time it was discovered in the 10-kilogram bags of Rogers Flour sold to Costco customers beginning in January. Marsha Taylor of the BC Centre for Disease Control says the outbreak serves as a reminder.
“Our recommendation is that people do not consume raw flower and that’s most often in raw batters and raw dough…but it can also be in other products that contain raw dough and so we’re asking people that if you’ve touched raw flower or products that contain raw flower that you wash your hands after touching them and all surfaces as well.”
Taylor notes that this is a different event from the Robin Hood flour recall.
Six people in BC have been infected with the Rogers Flour strain of E. coli.
The BCCDC is advising anyone who purchased a 10-kilogram bag of Rogers all-purpose flour with the lot number “MFD 17 Jan 19 C” to dispose of it.