(CNN) – Discount supermarket chain Aldi Thursday recalled 5-pound sacks of Baker's Corner all-purpose flour because they may be contaminated with E. coli.
Seventeen people were reported as sick states, according to the Centers for the Control and Prevention of Diseases. Three of these people were hospitalized.
People interviewed by the CDC said they had eaten, licked or tasted raw, homemade dough or dough. Two people told the CDC they had eaten raw dough or dough made from aldi flour or baking mixes. The CDC states that eating or tasting raw dough or dough can make a person sick. Sacks of his Baker's Corner all-purpose flour on Thursday, as they may be contaminated with E. coli.
The illnesses began on December 1
There are many strains of the bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli). Most strains are harmless and live in the intestines of healthy humans and animals.
Some types of E. coli are affected by the production of Shiga toxin. According to CDC, people usually get sick two to eight days after the germ is taken.
Symptoms of E. coli infections include stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. Some infections are mild, but others can be life-threatening.
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