46 people in in 21 states have fallen ill by ecoli contaminated flour. That's why General Mills expanded the recall of it's Gold Medal raw flour.
This is an expansion of the recall originally announced on May 31, 2016. Previously announced recalled flour production dates ranged from November 4, 2015 through December 4, 2015. The expansion announced today includes select production dates through February 10, 2016.
There is a total of 7 products effected by this expanded recall. For information on individual products, click here.
The people who've reported illnesses ate or handled uncooked dough or ate uncooked batter made with the raw flour. No illnesses have been connected with flour that was properly cooked, backed or handled.
General Mills issues a list of actions you should take to avoid falling ill.
1. Don't eat or taste dough or batter made with raw flour.
2. Properly cook or bake food made with flour. Bacteria that might be found in the raw flour will be eliminated.
3. Check your pantry and throw away any products that match the recalled products listed below. If possible, save the product name, UPC (bar code) and Better if Used By Date to help our Consumer Relations team assist you with a replacement coupon. If you no longer have the flour package or have any doubts, throw away the flour.
4. If you have any questions about this recall or need a replacement coupon for any product included in this recall, complete this form or call our Consumer Relations team at 1-800-230-8103.
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