Newspaper article The Canadian Press

More Than Two Dozen People Sickened by E. Coli Linked to Recalled Flour

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

More Than Two Dozen People Sickened by E. Coli Linked to Recalled Flour

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Recalled flour linked to E. coli outbreak

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OTTAWA - The Public Health Agency of Canada says it's investigating an outbreak of E. coli related to a batch of Robin Hood all-purpose flour that's now the subject of a recall.

In a statement, the agency says there have been 25 cases of E. coli reported in four provinces, with six people going to hospital.

No deaths have been reported, and everyone who got sick has either recovered or is recovering.

Most of those who became ill are men, with an average age of 24.

The affected flour comes in 10-kilogram bags with a best before date of April 17, 2018, and was sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Illnesses were reported in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador. …

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