General Mills Expands Recall as 46 People Get Sick With E. Coli
Forty-six people in 21 states have become sick after a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak. The people became sick after eating raw flour contaminated with the bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The agency urged consumers to "not taste raw dough or batter."
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.
“As a leader in flour production for 150 years, General Mills is committed to convening experts to work with government officials to learn more and create new protocols, if needed,” said General Mills President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Harmening in a news release posted on General Mills.
Gold Medal Self Rising Flour, Signature Kitchens Unbleached Flour, Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleach, Gold Medal Unbleached Flour, and Gold Medal All Purpose Flour are affected by the recall.
Complete recall information can be found at generalmills.com/flour.