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General Mills issues flour recall

General Mills issues flour recall

Consumers should check their pantries for the recalled flour products located on the CDC website at http://go.usa.gov/cSXrd.

General Mills announced on Tuesday they were voluntarily recalling 10 million pounds of flour following concerns that the product was linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 38 people across 20 states over the past five months.

The recall includes flour sold under three separate brand names: Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour.

General Mills has said it is collaborating with health officials to investigate the outbreak.

Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, New York and Wisconsin each have one reported E. coli case.

General Mills
General Mills

Stores and organizations, like the greater Lansing food bank are taking precautions to ensure they don't give away recalled flour.

The Wisynco Group Limited, local distributors of the General Mills product lines, has issued with immediate effect a voluntary product recall of Gold Medal flour products.

The CDC advises consumers to throw out any recalled flour, avoid eating raw dough and wash thoroughly after working with dough.

Neil said even if consumers plan to use the flour in baking or cooking that would provide a kill step, the flour can very easily cross-contaminate utensils, surfaces and other foods during preparation.

 

Don't eat or play with raw dough or batters or allow children to do so.