The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has issued an alert about the presence of E-coli in baking flour in the province.
Officials say six people in B.C. were infected with the same strain of the bacteria between February and April of this year.
Spokesperson Marsha Taylor says the cases were reported between February and April.
“Most people with E.Coli will experience symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea, and some situations you may experience fever or bloody diarrhoea, and then in some very severe cases, people may require hospitalisation.”
“So if you are coming in contact with it, to make sure you wash your hands and surfaces and more importantly that you don’t consume products, that might contain raw flour right now.”
The public-health body is recommending people throw away 10-kilogram bags of Rogers all-purpose flour that would have been available at Costco in January with lot number MFD 17 Jan 19 c.
The centre is also issuing a reminder not to taste or eat raw dough or batter, and that surfaces that come into contact with raw flour should be washed thoroughly.