General Mills expands flour recall after outbreak of E. coli

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
Package UPC 000-16000-18980
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 23FEB2017KC, 24FEB2017KC
2 lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10710
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC, 13JUN2017KC, 14JUN2017KC
2lb Gold Medal Self-Rising Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-11710
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 09AUG2016KC, 10AUG2016KC, 16AUG2016KC, 17AUG2016KC, 06SEP2016KC, 07SEP2016KC
10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10410
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 16MAY2017KC through 20MAY2017KC, 05JUN2017KC
5lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC
5lb Gold Medal Self Rising Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-11610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 10AUG2016KC, 11AUG2016KC
4.25lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-12670
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 21MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC
5lb Gold Medal Unbleached Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-19610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 19MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC
10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour- Banded Pack
Package UPC 000-16000-10650
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC
2lb Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached
Package UPC 000-21130-53000
Recalled Better if Used by Dates BB MAY 27 2017

You can find out more about the recall here.

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