Recall issued for 5-pound bags of King Arthur flour

Bags sold at Target, Walmart

Check the flour in your cupboard.

King Arthur Flour of Vermont is recalling bags of flour due to the possible presence of small blue polyurethane balls that are used in the sifting process.

The balls are 7-9 mm, have a smooth surface with no sharp edges and are made from food-grade material.

Because the balls are bright blue and about half the diameter of a dime, they are easily seen in the flour, officials said.

The bags were sold at Target and Walmart.

The recall is for 5-pound bags of King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour and King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour. Look for the best if use by dates and lot codes. If they are printed on the top of the bag, then the product is not part of the recall. If they are printed on the side of the bag beneath the nutrition panel, then look for the UPC code and the following information:

King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, 5-pound bag, UPC 0-71012-01050-9 with the combination of both the Best Used By Date plus Lot Code beneath the nutrition facts panel as listed below:

Best Used By & Lot Code:

12/26/2013, L12A26B

12/26/2013, L12A26C

12/27/2013, L12A27A

01/18/2014, A13A18A

01/18/2014, A13A18B

01/21/2014, A13A21A

01/22/2014, A13A22B

01/30/2014, A13A30A

01/31/2014, A13A31A

King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour, 5-pound bag, UPC 0-71012-04105-3 with the combination of both the Best Used By Date plus Lot Code beneath the nutrition facts panel as listed below:

Best Used By &Lot Code:

12/26/2013, L12A26A

12/26/2013, L12A26B

01/03/2014, A13A03A

01/03/2014, A13A03B

01/16/2014, A13A16B

01/17/2014, A13A17A

01/23/2014, A13A23A

01/28/2014, A13A28A

01/31/2014, A13A31A

No other lot codes of this product or any other King Arthur Flour products are affected by this recall.

There have been no reports of injury. The voluntary recall is based on the possibility that a ball could be found. If you have a package affected by the recall, please return the flour to the store where you bought it.

For more information, call the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 866-797-9178, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain Standard Time or visit www.kingarthurflour.com/voluntaryrecall.