General Mills expands flour recall after 4 more illnesses
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported.
The recall announced Monday covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on certain dates through February 10.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, is a likely source of the outbreak, which so far has sickened 46 people in 21 states.
The CDC says 13 have been hospitalized, and one person has developed a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.
General Mills says the illnesses have been connected with consumers who ate or handled uncooked dough or ate uncooked batter made with raw flour.
Below is an updated product dates included in the recall:
13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra
Package UPC 000-16000-18980
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 14MAY2017PK
4.25 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-12670
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 01AUG2017KC, 19AUG2017KC, 20AUG2017KC, 21AUG2017KC
5 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 13AUG2017KC through 21AUG2017KC
10 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-10410
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC
5 pound Gold Medal Unbleached Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-19610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 01AUG2017KC, 14AUG2017KC, 15AUG2017KC, 16AUG2017KC, 17AUG2017KC, 19AUG2017KC, 20AUG2017KC
2 pound Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached
Package UPC 000-21130-53000
Recalled Better if Used by Dates BB 15 AUG 2017, BB 16 AUG 2017
5 pound Signature Kitchens Unbleached Flour All-Purpose Enriched
Package UPC 000-21130-53022
Recalled Better if Used by Dates BB 01 AUG 2017
5 pound Gold Medal Self Rising Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-11610
Recalled Better if Used by Dates 27OCT2016KC