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Flour Recall at General Mills Expands – Here is What Has Been Recalled

by Anna Scanlon, Natural Society:

General Mills has recently recalled a large selection of its flours due to an outbreak of E. coli. Although no one has died, 46 people have become infected with E. coli, 13 have been hospitalized, and one person has been diagnosed with kidney failure in connection to the E. coli virus. [1]

General Mills stated:

“It is unknown if we are experiencing a higher prevalence of E. coli in flour than normal, if this is an issue isolated to General Mills’ flour, or if this is an issue across the flour industry. No illnesses have been connected with flour that has been properly baked, cooked or handled.” [1]


All Products Now Part of the Recall

According to General Mills, the following products are now part of the recall. The best by dates (or BB) in bold are new to this expansion:

13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra

  • Package UPC 000-16000-18980
  • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 23FEB2017KC through 30MARCH2017, 14MAY2017PK
  • 2 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
    • Package UPC 000-16000-18980
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC through 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC, 13JUN2017KC, 14JUN2017KC, 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 13AUG2017KC through 21AUG2017KC
  • 4.25 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour

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