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General Mills Flour May Be Linked to E. Coli
General Mills is recalling its flour following a potential link to 38 E. coli cases.
Good news for moms and dads who regularly swat away small hands from sneaking a bite of raw cookie dough or a lick of brownie batter: If you’ve got flour in the house from Gold Medal, Wondra, or Signature Kitchens, General Mills wants you to throw it away.
The food conglomerate is recalling its flour from those brands, after a potential link was found between them and 38 cases of E. coli.
“Out of an abundance of caution, a voluntary recall is being made,” the company said in a statement.
The E. coli infections happened across 20 states between December and May. About half of the victims reported making something with flour prior to getting sick, and some had eaten raw dough or batter, according to the statement.
General Mills emphasized, however, that no definitive link has been established between the infections and the flour.
“To date, E. coli O121 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 company said.