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Recall! 600,000lbs of General Mills Flour for E. Coli Risk

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General Mills just issued a recall for 600,000 pounds (about 120,000 five-pound bags) of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour due to a possible E. coli contamination.

Affected Products Include:
  • Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • "Better if used by" date: September 6, 2020
  • UPC #: 000-16000-19610-0

General Mills released the following statement in reference to this recall:

"The recall is being issued for the potential presence of E. coli O26 which was discovered during sampling of the five-pound bag product."

Infection from E. coli typically shows three to four days after consumption. Symptoms include severe stomach cramps and diarrhea. Vomiting may occur five to seven days after consumption. In more serious cases, patients may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome, which is a type of kidney failure.

So far, there have been several other types of flour recalls this year due to an outbreak of E. coli. In nine states, 21 people have been affected. Other recalled flour includes:
  • Baker's Corner All Purpose Flour (sold at ALDI)
  • King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • Several types of Pillsbury Best Brand Flour

If you've recently purchased the affected flour, health officials urgently recommend returning the product to the place of purchase for a refund.

Have you been affected by this latest recall? Let us know in the comments below.
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Comments (2)

AZSDevil (L3)
Sep 18, 2019
Just in case, share!
dealosaurous (L4)
Sep 17, 2019
Gotta go check my pantry now :( just bought flour