King Arthur recalls Organic Coconut Flour
King Arthur Flour Company is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Organic Coconut Flour, after testing indicated the presence of salmonella, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity message sent March 24.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Richard Stith, lead consumer safety officer for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has a recalled or withdrawn product in its inventory, the product is immediately removed from store shelves.
The following product is affected by this recall:
- Organic Coconut Flour, 16 ounce pouch: UPC 0 71012 10702 5 with “best if used by” dates of Oct. 25 and Dec. 4, with lot code CF22017E
The lot code can be found on the UPC panel located on the back of the pouch. There have been no confirmed reports of illness associated with this recall.
Salmonella can be potentially life-threatening, especially to infants, older people, pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. It can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella’s most common symptoms are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Salmonella’s symptoms usually develop between eight to 72 hours after consumption of the contaminated food and last about four to seven days.
Customers should return the product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Questions about this recall can be directed to King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 866-797-9178.