General Mills issued a recall of its Gold Medal All Purpose Flour for possible Salmonella contamination in January 2019. Chairman and Owner of Karakoy Gulluoglu, Nadir Gullu throws flour over freshly rolled dough in the Karakoy Gulluoglu Baklava factory on Dec. 2, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Getty Images/Chris McGrath

Following the May 23 recall by ALDI for all-purpose flour from ADM Milling Co. because it may be contaminated with E. coli, King Arthur Flour, Inc. has recalled 14,218 cases of all-purpose flour, also produced by ADM Milling, because it may be contaminated with E. coli.

The recalled flour includes 5-pound bags of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour with a lot code of L18A07C and a Best Used By Date of 12/07/19, and with lot codes L18A08A and L18A08B and a Best Used By Date of 12/08/19, as well as lot codes L18A14A, L18A14B, and L18A14C and a Best Used By Date of 12/14/19.

Lot codes and Best Used By Dates can be found on the bottom of the side panel of the package, below the nutrition facts panel. Labels of the recalled flour can be viewed here.

The recalled flour was distributed to retailers and distributors nationwide. The affected flour was not sold on the company’s website, Baker’s Catalogue, or at the Baker’s Store in Norwich, Vermont, the company said.

Consumers are urged to not consume the recalled flour. They should throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a credit or refund.

Questions about the recall can be directed to the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 1-866-797-9178, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

According to King Arthur Flour, the wheat that was used in these lots of flour has been linked to an ongoing outbreak of E. coli illnesses. The company has not received any reports of illness from the recalled flour to date.

E.coli is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea often times with bloody stool. Most people recover within a week from the illness. Others can develop kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), which is most common in young children and elderly adults. HUS can lead to serious kidney damage and could cause death.

King Arthur Flour said in a statement, “Consumer safety is our top priority, and therefore, we are voluntarily recalling these specific lots of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour to prevent potential illnesses. We are committed to educating and reminding consumers that flour is not ready-to-eat, and anything made with flour must be baked before eating”

The company reminds consumers to wash their hands, all work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after they come in contact with flour or raw dough. Raw dough or batter should never be eaten.