General Mills Expands Flour Recall

By Eyewitness News | enews@pahomepage.com, Jayne Ann Bugda | jbugda@pahomepage.com

Published 07/26 2016 02:23PM

Updated 07/26 2016 02:23PM

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(WBRE/WYOU)  General Mills has expanded a flour recall issued over a possible link to an e. Coli outbreak.
  The expanded recall comes as  four new illnesses were reported.



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant is a likely source of the outbreak.
  46 people in 21 states became ill.

The expanded recall covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on certain dates through February 10th.

 

From General Mills

General Mills has recalled several types of flour due to E. coli illnesses the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have linked to eating uncooked dough and batter made with raw flour.

All products included in this recall are listed below.

Illnesses have NOT come from properly baked or cooked flour.

Remember
​Do not eat uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour. Flour is made from wheat that is grown outdoors where bacteria are often present. Flour is typically not treated to kill bacteria during the normal milling process.

Actions you should take

  1. Do not eat or taste dough or batter made with raw flour.
  2. Properly cook or bake food made with flour. Bacteria (such as E. coli) that might be found in the raw flour will be eliminated.
  3. Check your pantry and throw away any products that match the recalled products listed below. If possible, save the product name, UPC (bar code) and Better if Used By Date to help our Consumer Relations team assist you with a replacement coupon. If you no longer have the flour package or have any doubts, throw away the flour.
  4. If you have any questions about this recall or need a replacement coupon for any product included in this recall, complete this form or call our Consumer Relations team at 1-800-230-8103.

More Information General Mills

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