Pillsbury flour made in Buffalo recalled due to possible E. coli contamination

Andrew Cummings
June 18, 2019

The recall affects five pound bags of Pillsbury Best Bread Flour with UPC item codes of 0 5150020031 5 and lot codes of 8 342 and 8 343 with use by dates of June 8th and June 9th, 2020.

First, the USA could change the way it produces flour by heating it up before it's packaged - but this would change the texture which customers seek out.

Several brands of flour have been recalled from the market due to fear of E. Coli contamination. This is not the only flour recalled under the threat of E.coli; King Arthur Flour and ALDI Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour have also been pulled from store shelves.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the flours were sold by the Hometown Food Company and distributed to 10 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The affected product has the following UPC codes, lot codes and best-if-used-by dates: 051500200315, lot codes of either 8342 or 8343 and use by dates of either June 8, 2020 or June 9, 2020.

Bags of the recalled Pillsbury flour can be returned to retailers and Hometown Food, which will offer replacement coupons. To date, however, no illnesses associated with Pillsbury Best Bread Flour have been reported, the company said. The Pillsbury recall has not been included in these numbers.


Customers with any questions regarding this recall or King Arthur Flour products are encouraged to call the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline 7 days a week/24 hours a day at 1-866-797-9178.

The recall includes some 4,620 cases of the flour, with each case holding eight individual bags. Bread Flour manufactured by ADM Milling Company's Buffalo plant, according to the FDA.


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