More alarming news related to the national E. coli flour recall! According to the latest news, the cookie dough that was nationally sold with the help of fundraisers was included on the list with the products that are recalled because they might contain E. coli flour.
Previously, the Public Health Agency in Canada has warned people that it’s not safe at all to eat or even to taste raw dough or batter. This is because raw flour can contain bacteria, which is usually killed by the high temperatures used in cooking. The current series of recalls has started back in March, when they discovered a batch belonging to the Robin Hood flour that was suspect of being contaminated.
Upon further investigation, the Public Health Agency of Canada discovered 30 illnesses caused by E. coli O121. They appeared in 6 provinces: one case in Quebec, one in Ontario, 5 in Labrador and Newfoundland, 4 in Saskatchewan and 13 in British Columbia.
The dark/white chocolate chunk cookie dough that was produced by the In-Dey-Go Fundraising Inc. was suspicious of being contaminated. It was sold throughout the country in various schools and other fundraising organizations. On June 16, the Public Health Agency added it on the recall list.
Recall List Is Growing
This month we also saw the recall of some other products. The No Name Sweetened Tart Shells were also on the list, as well as the Great Value Deep Dish Pie Shells, both the 370 grams – and the 570 grams editions. You can find the entire list on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website.
Be careful, since the contaminated food doesn’t look or smell weird, so you might actually think there’s nothing wrong with it. The symptoms include vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and even diarrhea.