E.coli to blame in General Mills flour recall

Nearly 40 cases of the bacterial infection have been reported nationwide. Here’s the gist, and a statement from GM’s baking division president.

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General Mills is recalling Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra and Signature Kitchens flour brands due to a possible E.coli outbreak.

In 20 states, officials have linked 38 cases of E.coli to contaminated flour. The Centers for Disease Control determined that roughly half of the people that got sick baked something homemade with flour before becoming ill, and some reported using General Mills brands.

General Mills decided to voluntarily issue the recall “out of an abundance of caution.”

Here’s how president of General Mills Baking division Liz Nordlie responded in a statement:

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