In the United States withdraw a large shipment of flour Pillsbury because of contamination by Salmonella

The Ministry of agriculture of the USA (US Department of Agriculture — USDA) announced the recall of a large batch of all-purpose flour, manufactured brand Pillsbury. It found dangerous E. Coli bacteria that cause salmonellosis. Overall, the recall affects more than 12 thousand packages of this product.

At the moment there is no information about cases of salmonellosis from eating contaminated flour. Photo: USDA

As representatives of USDA, the manufacturer of Hometown Food voluntarily agreed to withdraw from the sale of contaminated flour. The product is distributed in a limited number of retailers and distributors, including Publix and Winn-Dixie.

Products affected by the recall, labeled as follows:

  • 8292 lot code/ best if used by date: 19.04.2020
  • 8293 lot code/ best if used by date: 20.04.2020

At the moment there is no information about cases of salmonellosis from eating contaminated flour. However, this does not negate the need to check the marking on the above-mentioned goods.

If you find products that represent a health hazard, in any case, do not use it for food. There is a high risk of infection with the bacteria E. Coli that cause acute infectious disease.

Salmonellosis in a short period of time affects the gastrointestinal tract and contributes to a strong intoxication. The incubation period can last from 6 hours to 3 days, but, as a rule, the disease manifests during the day.

It is important to remember that when infected with salmonellosis is strongly encouraged to consult a doctor. Weakened immunity the disease can cause severe dehydration and kidney failure. If the disease be severe, the lack of timely health care can result in death.

The Ministry of agriculture is Recalling a large batch of Pillsbury flour contaminated with the bacteria E. Coli updated: March 13, 2019 author: Paul cat
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