August 18, 2022

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From Foster’s Food Fair

General Mills expands retail flour recall.

Foster’s Food Fair – IGA would like to announce that General Mills has further expanded the flour recall effective in June and is reminding consumers to not eat uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour.

Due to four new confirmed illnesses, General Mills is adding additional flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. retail flour recall that was originally announced on May 31,
2016. The illnesses reported to health officials continue to be connected with consumers reporting that they ate or handled uncooked dough or ate uncooked batter made with raw flour. No illnesses have been connected with flour that has been properly baked, cooked or handled.

The addition of new flour production dates is the result of General Mills conducting proactive flour testing and new information from health officials who are using new whole genome sequencing techniques to trace illnesses. E.coli (several sub-types) has been detected in a small number of General Mills flour samples and some have been linked to new patient illnesses that fell outside of the previously recalled dates. At this time, it is unknown if they are experiencing a higher prevalence of E.coli in flour than normal, if this is an issue isolated to General Mills’ flour, or if this is an issue across the flour industry. The newer detection and genome sequencing tools are also possibly making a connection to flour that may have
always existed at these levels.

“As a leader in flour production for 150 years, General Mills is committed to convening experts to work with government officials to learn more and create new protocols, if needed,” said General Mills President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Harmening. “Most importantly, we want all the avid home bakers out there to have peace of mind and know the most important thing they can do to keep safe is to not eat uncooked flour.” Flour is a raw ingredient that is intended to be cooked or baked. Flour is made from wheat that is grown outdoors where bacteria are often present and the normal flour milling process does not remove these bacteria.

In order for severe E. coli illness to occur from flour, all three of the following things have to happen:

1. The flour a consumer is using has to contain the rare sub-types of E.coli that can make you sick.

2. The consumer has to eat raw dough, batter or other uncooked food made with the flour, or handle the raw dough and not wash their hands.
3. The consumer’s individual health characteristics will impact if they get sick and how severely. Some consumers have mild symptoms and others get very sick. It is not always known who will get sick and who will not.

Previously announced recalled flour production dates ranged from November 4, 2015 through December 4, 2015. The expansion announced today includes select production dates through February 10, 2016. The new recall applies only to the specific product and date codes listed below.

Complete recall information can be found at fosters-iga.com/fff/product-recalls.

Below are the updated product dates included in July 25, 2016 recall:

13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra
Package UPC 000-16000-18980
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 14MAY2017PK

2 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10710
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 13AUG2017KC through
21AUG2017KC

4.25 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-12670
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 01AUG2017KC, 19AUG2017KC, 20AUG2017KC,
21AUG2017KC

5 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10610

Recalled Better if Used by Dates 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 13AUG2017KC through
21AUG2017KC

10 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10410
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC

5 pound Gold Medal Unbleached Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-19610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 01AUG2017KC, 14AUG2017KC, 15AUG2017KC,
16AUG2017KC, 17AUG2017KC, 19AUG2017KC, 20AUG2017KC

2 pound Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached
Package UPC 000-21130-53000
Recalled Better if Used by Dates BB 15 AUG 2017, BB 16 AUG 2017

5 pound Signature Kitchens Unbleached Flour All-Purpose Enriched

Package UPC 000-21130-53022
Recalled Better if Used by Dates BB 01 AUG 2017

5 pound Gold Medal Self Rising Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-11610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 27OCT2016KC

Both our Strand and Countryside locations have removed affected product from their shelves. Please discontinue consumption. If you find you have purchased any of the affected products, please return for a full refund.

While we can confirm our other locations are not affected, out of abundance of caution, we do encourage customers who have purchased any of the products listed above, from any of our Foster’s Food Fair – IGA, Priced Right or Bay Market locations, to check both the UPC and “Best By” dates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email
([email protected]) or by phone (345-945-3663).

END
Waitrose Yeo Valley Chilled Yogurt Recall.

Foster’s Food Fair – IGA would like to announce a Waitrose Yeo Valley Chilled Yogurt recall due to possible contamination with rubber pieces.

Only the following Waitrose lines carried by Foster’s are affected by this recall:

5000169236123 Waitrose Scottish Raspberry Yogurt 150g
5000169236079 Waitrose Deliciously Fruity Yogurt Strawberry & Raspberry 125g

This includes Best Before Dates 30 July to 15 August.

For a full list of products included in the recall, please visit fosters-iga.com/fff/product-recalls

Our Countryside location has affected product, but all has been pulled from the shelf. Please discontinue consumption. If you find you have purchased any of the affected products, please return for a full refund.

While we can confirm our other locations are not affected, out of abundance of caution, we do encourage customers who have purchased any of the products listed above, from any of our Foster’s Food Fair – IGA, Priced Right or Bay Market locations, to check both the UPC and “Best By” dates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email
([email protected]) or by phone (345-945-3663).

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