Flour sold at ALDI recalled after 17 people in 8 states get sick

(CNN)The discount supermarket chain Aldi recalled 5-lb. bags of its Baker’s Corner All-Purpose Flour on Thursday because they may be contaminated with E. coli. The recalled flour was sold at Aldi locations in 11 states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. The CDC, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and regulatory officials in several states are investigating the outbreak that took place between December 11 and April 18, the CDC said. There have been no reported deaths or cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (a type of kidney failure), the CDC said. There are many strains of the bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli). Most strains are harmless and live …