Flour Recall 2013: King Arthur Flour recalls flour bags due to possible presence of blue balls (Product List)

By on Feb 26, 2013 in Business, Food, United States Comments

King Arthur Flour announced a voluntary recall of certain bags of their flour products due to possible presence of blue balls, as shown in the photo below. This flour recall has been coordinated with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The complete list of the affected products is available below.

King Arthur flour recall blue ball

Sample of blue ball that could possibly be
inside a flour bag of King Arthur Flour

Image Credit: KingArthurFlour.com

According to a press release at FDA.gov on Friday, February 22, 2013, which is also available at the official website of King Arthur Flour, the bright blue polyurethane ball measures approximately 7mm to 9mm (1/4″ to 3/8″), or about half the diameter of a dime, which is being used in the sifting process of the flour.

As noted in the report, these blue balls are made from food grade material and have no sharp edges, and can easily be seen in the flour package. The recalled products include the King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, 5-lb. bag and the King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour, 5-lb. bag packages.

King Arthur Flour is adamant about quality and safety. A very limited number of our flour bags are affected by this incident; but we wanted to be sure our customers are aware of the recall, and know how to check their flour to see if it’s involved.” King Arthur Flour CEO Steve Voigt was quoted at KingArthurFlour.com.

The Norwich, Vermont-based company noted that there were no reports from their customers of injury, ingestion, or presence of any of these balls, as of posting. No other Lot Codes are affected, except for those mentioned in this report. Packages with Best Used By Date and Lot Code printed on the top are not included.

With this, affected customers are being advised to return the products to the stores where they were purchased and ask for a full refund. For more information about this flour recall, the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline is 866 797 9178, which is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm EST.


King Arthur flour recall product list
King Arthur flour recall product list for King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, 5-lb. bag
Image Credit: KingArthurFlour.com

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King Arthur flour recall product list for King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour, 5-lb. bag
Image Credit: KingArthurFlour.com


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