Sunday, January 06, 2013

King Arthur Flours

I'm not sure what changes King Arthur flours have made recently, but it seems most people are now reacting to their flours. And not just one flour, but it seems all of them.

Use extreme caution!

These have been removed from the list. The reactions are consistent and wide-spread.

One group member found out that KA had changed a line cleaner to something more eco-friendly, and right now that is the suspect.

Unfortunately, we're likely not to know more than that, since most people threw away their bags before contacting us. KA's grain they use for flour is no more risky than anyone else's grain sources, unless they know something we don't. And since the reactions are all in within a few months and consistent, we don't think it's just a bad batch here and there. We are relatively certain that there is a change within KA in how they're processing/grinding/packaging the flour, and we'll gladly add their flours back to the list once people start doing well with them again.

6 comments:

justsonya said...

Ditto this. I just made bread with it on Friday and had a reaction.

Jennifer Lane said...

Thanks a million for that info!

Matt@KAF said...

Hey there, everyone,

Von and I emailed about this topic last week, but I wanted to share some information with everyone so that you can make informed choices about purchasing flour in the future.

At this point, we have not made any changes in how we handle, mill, or package any of our flours. That being said, however, we do not currently test for corn cross-contamination in our products. As such, we cannot guarantee that they are corn free.

Corn cross-contamination can happen along the supply chain depending on where the wheat is grown, how it is stored en route to the mills, and what grain elevators are used throughout this process.

Please feel free to contact us at customercare@kingarthurflour.com if you have any additional questions.

Thanks, everyone, and happy baking!

Anonymous said...

I noticed this too... I was actually starting to think I might have issues with gluten after a weekend of eating homemade bread and muffins from king arthur flour. I cut out flour entirely after getting terribly ill. Good to know it may just be corn contamination... that makes sense as I can still have wheat tortillas with no issue!

K2 said...

I developed a corn allergy three years ago. (depending on if thats GMO , I am also allergic to grass) I have gotten into the grove of finding corn free food. I am having difficulty with pharmaceutical drugs. Many drug label sodium starch glaciate which can contain cornstarch. I was admitted to the ER recently even the hospital was not prepared for my allergy. We need to push for better labels and clear labels. Gluten allergies are being noticed however corn are unknown to the medical field. I could help post about a few drugs I know about that we can take?

K2 said...

If its flour all flour can be contaminated due to flour and wheat are stored in same location many times.