King Arthur Flour Issues Voluntary Recall Of Flour

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You may want to check your kitchen cabinet for this: King Arthur Flour has issued a voluntary recall of their Unbleached All-Purpose Flour and Unbleached Bread Flour due to possible plastic pieces inside.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a release Tuesday with information on the recall. Entire text is below:

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today announced a voluntary recall by King Arthur Flour of Norwich, Vt. of a limited number of bags of flour due to the possible presence of small (7- to 9-mm) blue polyurethane balls that are used in the sifting process. The balls have a smooth surface with no sharp edges and are made from food grade material. Due to their bright blue color and size (about half the diameter of a dime), they are easily seen in the flour.

Only 5-pound bags of King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour and King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour that have Best Used By Dates and Lot Codes noted below are involved. This information is printed on the side of the bag beneath the nutrition panel. If the Best Used By Date and Lot Code number are printed on the top of the bag, then the product is not affected.

The following two King Arthur Flour products are included in the voluntary recall:

King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, 5-pound bag, UPC 0-71012-01050-9 with the combination of both the Best Used By Date plus Lot Code beneath the nutrition facts panel as listed below:
Best Used By Lot Code
12/26/2013 L12A26B
12/26/2013 L12A26C
12/27/2013 L12A27A
01/18/2014 A13A18A
01/18/2014 A13A18B
01/21/2014 A13A21A
01/22/2014 A13A22B
01/30/2014 A13A30A
01/31/2014 A13A31A

King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour, 5-pound bag, UPC 0-71012-04105-3 with the combination of both the Best Used By Date plus Lot Code beneath the nutrition facts panel as listed below:

Best Used By Lot Code
12/26/2013 L12A26A
12/26/2013 L12A26B
01/03/2014 A13A03A
01/03/2014 A13A03B
01/16/2014 A13A16B
01/17/2014 A13A17A
01/23/2014 A13A23A
01/28/2014 A13A28A
01/31/2014 A13A31A

No other lot codes of this product or any other King Arthur Flour products are affected by this recall. There have been no reports from customers of injury, ingestion or presence of any of these balls to date. This voluntary recall is based on the possibility that a ball could be found.

The flour was distributed to retail stores nationwide, including Colorado, and may have been available for purchase at Walmart and Target locations.

Any products with a combination of a Best Used By Date and Lot Code noted above may be returned to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For more information, call the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 866-797-9178, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or visit

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