10 million pounds of flour recalled over risk of E. coli


General Mills is recalling about 10 million pounds of its flour over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak in 20 states.

The company is collaborating with health officials to investigate an ongoing, multi-state outbreak of E. coli that may be potentially linked to Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour and Signature Kitchens flour, the company said in a press release late Tuesday afternoon. Out of an abundance of caution, a voluntary recall is being made, the release said.

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Flour recall: What you need to know

To date, E. coli has not been found in any General Mills flour products or in the flour manufacturing facility, and the company has not been contacted directly by any consumer reporting confirmed illnesses related to these products, the release said.

The company said Tuesday 38 people were sickened from mid-December through May 3.

The strain of E. coli that may be linked to flour can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration, the company said.

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