General Mills flour products recalled for E. coli concerns, 38 illnesses reported
CONCORD — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services DHHS is recalling certain General Mills Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour products in part of an investigation into an ongoing, multi-state outbreak of E. coli.
There have been 38 illnesses across 20 states related to this specific type of E. coli between Dec. 21, 2015 and May 3 2016. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that about half of the individuals reported making something with flour before getting sick. Some reported using General Mills.
E. coli has not been found in any of the General Mills flour products or the flour manufacturing facility.
General Mills has not been contacted by any consumers reporting their illnesses related to their products.
Some ill consumers may have consumed raw dough or batter as well. Consumers are reminded not to consume any raw products that are made with flour.
Anyone in New Hampshire diagnosed as having an illness related to E. coli O121 is also urged to contact DHHS Division of Public Health Services at 603-271-4496.
Recall products should be thrown away.
Consumers who have additional questions or who want to request replacements should contact General Mills at 1-800-230-8103.