Silver Spring, Maryland—(ENEWSPF)—March 26, 2018
By: Rosemary Piser
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that King Arthur Flour Company is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity (6,300 cases) of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.). Testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in 1 pouch of Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.). The recalled product was distributed through retailers and distributors nationwide.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and produce more severe illnesses. There have been no reports of any illnesses associated with this recall.
The only product affected by the recall is Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz.) with Best If Used By Dates of 10/25/2018 LOT: CF22017E and 12/04/2018, LOT: CF22017E. This information can be found on the back of the pouch, near the bottom of the panel.
Other Best If Used By Dates and LOTS are not affected by this recall.
Consumers who have any of these affected products should not consume them and should throw them away or return them to the place of purchase for credit or refund.
For additional information, call the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 866-797-9178 or visit kingarthurflour.com/voluntaryrecall.