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Flour sold locally recalled

The Robin Hood brand flour was intended for sale to hotels restaurants, and institutions
Robin Hood Flour Recall
Photo courtesy Canadian Food Inspection Agency



The food recall warning issued on June 16, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling Robin Hood brand Super Keynote Strong Bakers Flour and Italian Style Flour from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold from various retailers in Ontario and possibly nationally. Please note that the products described below were intended for sale to hotels, restaurants, and institutions.

Recalled products

Brand Name

Common Name


Code(s) on Product


Additional Info

Robin Hood

Super Keynote Strong Bakers Flour

20 kg

Lot codes containing:
BB/MA 2017 OC 24 and 6 298 SK and C0010573

6 28622 10597 4

Sold at
Hillcrest Home Baking, 2192 Floradale Rd., Floradale, ON

Robin Hood

Italian Style Flour

20 kg

Lot codes containing:
BB/MA 2017 OC 31 and 6 305 SK and C0010889;
BB/MA 2017 NO 01 and 6 306 SK and C0010889

6 28622 10134 1

Sold at
Flour Barrel, 115 Wyndham Street, North, Guelph, ON

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

It is not safe to taste or eat raw dough or batter regardless of the type of flour used, as raw flour can be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli O121. Food contaminated with E. coli O121 may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, mild to severe abdominal cramps and watery to bloody diarrhea. In severe cases of illness, some people may have seizures or strokes, need blood transfusions and kidney dialysis or live with permanent kidney damage. In severe cases of illness, people may die.


This recall was triggered by findings by the CFIA during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.


There have been reported illnesses associated with flour; however, at this time, there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the products identified in this Food Recall Warning.