MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – General Mills is expanding its recall of certain types of flour in response to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria.
The Minneapolis-based company on June 1 voluntarily recalled 10 million pounds of its Gold Medal, Signature Kitchens and Wondra flour that federal health officials say was the likely source of dozens of illnesses in 20 states. The flour is largely produced at the company’s Kansas City, Missouri, plant.
The company’s announcement Friday expands the recall to include flour made earlier in the fall that might still be in consumers’ pantries. The company said in a statement that the expanded recall was due to a newly reported illness that appears to come from consuming raw dough or batter linked to the flour produced last fall.
The specific products in the recall include:
|13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra|
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates||23FEB2017KC, 24FEB2017KC|
|2 lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour|
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates||15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC, 13JUN2017KC, 14JUN2017KC|
|2lb Gold Medal Self-Rising Flour|
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates||09AUG2016KC, 10AUG2016KC, 16AUG2016KC, 17AUG2016KC, 06SEP2016KC, 07SEP2016KC|
|10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour|
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates||16MAY2017KC through 20MAY2017KC, 05JUN2017KC|
|5lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour|
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates||15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC|
|5lb Gold Medal Self Rising Flour|
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates||10AUG2016KC, 11AUG2016KC|
|4.25lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour|
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates||21MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC|
|5lb Gold Medal Unbleached Flour|
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates||19MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC|
|10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour- Banded Pack|
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates||15MAY2017KC|
|2lb Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached|
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates||BB MAY 27 2017|
You can find out more about the recall here.