Clear Springs Foods Inc. of Buhl, Idaho, issued an “urgent” product recall Thursday encouraging “immediate action” to remove breaded trout from commerce because it contains General Mills flour linked to an E. coli outbreak, according to Food Safety News.
Clear Springs Foods sent the recall notice to purchasing officers and distributors Oct. 6, describing it as an “FDA recall for ingredient with E. coli 0121” related to the E. coli outbreak traced to General Mills flour that was posted Sept. 29.
“This notification is to inform you of a product recall requiring isolation of product — Clear Springs Foods, Sun-Dried Tomato & Roasted Garlic Trout — and notification to Clear Springs Foods of remaining inventory of the item,” the recall states. “A breading ingredient supplied to Clear Springs Foods by a supplier, Newly Weds Foods, was made with wheat flour from their supplier with the potential presence of E. coli 0121 bacteria.”
Clear Springs Foods officials said in their recall notice that they were not aware of any illnesses related to the company’s trout. There is some concern that consumers may have the recalled fish in their home refrigerators or freezers.
Consumers can identify the recalled trout by the UPC number 10 070765 08761 2 and the lot number and date SP-08761:317 Packedon 04/20/16.
“The code is defined: the first two letters are the facility the product was processed at, the next five digits stand for the item number, the sixth digit is the day of the week, and the last two digits are the week of the year,” according to the Clear Springs Foods notice.
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