The Public Health Agency of Canada has wound down its investigation into an outbreak of E. coli linked to flour produced by Ardent Mills after people across the country became ill.
Thirty people tested positive for E. coli between November and April, including eight people who were hospitalized. The people who became ill were in B-C, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency continues to announce recalls of flour products tied to the outbreak as they hunt down more of the potentially dangerous bacteria and the latest, the 17th flour product recall was announced on Friday.
Fred Jamieson, a recall specialist, says investigators continue to trace products that may be linked to the flour, which could still pose a risk and he says it is one of the larger food recalls the C-F-I-A has done.
Health Canada is warning consumers that it is not safe to taste or eat raw dough, batter, or any other product containing uncooked flour.
The recalled products were packaged under the Robin Hood and other brand names and include bags of flour, pie shells, pie lids, tart shells and cookie dough. (Canadian Press)