RECALL: Gold Medal flour may be linked to E. coli outbreak

- General Mills and health officials are investigating an ongoing, multi-state outbreak of E. coli that may be linked to Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour. Out of an abundance of caution, a voluntary recall is being made.

State and federal authorities have been researching 38 occurrences of illnesses across 20 states related to a specific type of E. coli (E. coli O121), between December 21, 2015, and May 3, 2016. 

While attempting to track the cause of the illness, the CDC found that approximately half of the individuals reported making something homemade with flour at some point prior to becoming ill. Some reported using a General Mills brand of flour, and some may have also consumed raw dough or batter. 

A CDC investigation indicates flour produced at the General Mills facility in Kansas City, Missouri is a likely source of this outbreak.

E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. 

The specific products in the recall can be viewed here.

13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra Flour

 

Package UPC

000-16000-18980

Recalled Better if Used by Dates

25FEB2017 thru 30MAR2017

   

2 lb. Gold Medal All Purpose Flour

 

Package UPC

000-16000-10710

Recalled Better if Used by Dates

25MAY2017KC thru 03JUN2017KC

   

2lb Gold Medal Self-Rising Flour

 

Package UPC

000-16000-11710

Recalled Better if Used by Dates

23AUG2016KC

   

10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour

 

Package UPC

000-16000-10410

Recalled Better if Used by Dates

02JUN2017KC,  03JUN2017KC

   

5lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour

 

Package UPC

000-16000-10610

Recalled Better if Used by Dates

25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC thru 31MAY2017KC, 01JUN2017KC, 03JUN2017KC thru 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC thru 14JUN2017KC

   

5lb Gold Medal Unbleached Flour

 

Package UPC

000-16000-19610

Recalled Better if Used by Dates

25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC

   

10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour- Banded Pack

Package UPC

000-16000-10410

Recalled Better if Used by Dates

03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC

 

5lb Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached

Package UPC

000-21130-53001

Recalled Better if Used by Dates

BB MAY 28 2017

   

5lb Signature Kitchens Unbleached Flour All Purpose Enriched

Package UPC

000-21130-53022

Recalled Better if Used by Dates

BB MAY 27 2017

 


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