Flour Recall at General Mills Expands – Here is What Has Been Recalled

By Anna Scanlon, Natural Society

General Mills has recently recalled a large selection of its flours due to an outbreak of E. coli. Although no one has died, 46 people have become infected with E. coli, 13 have been hospitalized, and one person has been diagnosed with kidney failure in connection to the E. coli virus. [1]

General Mills stated:

“It is unknown if we are experiencing a higher prevalence of E. coli in flour than normal, if this is an issue isolated to General Mills’ flour, or if this is an issue across the flour industry. No illnesses have been connected with flour that has been properly baked, cooked or handled.” [1]

All Products Now Part of the Recall

According to General Mills, the following products are now part of the recall. The best by dates (or BB) in bold are new to this expansion:

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  • 13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra
    • Package UPC 000-16000-18980
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 23FEB2017KC through 30MARCH2017, 14MAY2017PK
  • 2 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
    • Package UPC 000-16000-18980
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC through 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC, 13JUN2017KC, 14JUN2017KC, 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 13AUG2017KC through 21AUG2017KC
  • 4.25 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
    • Package UPC 000-16000-12670
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 21MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 19AUG2017KC, 20AUG2017KC, 21AUG2017KC
  • 5 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
    • Package UPC 000-16000-10610
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC through 25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC thru 31MAY2017KC, 01JUN2017KC, 03JUN2017KC through 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC through 14JUN2017KC, 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 13AUG2017KC through 21AUG2017KC
  • 10 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour
    • Package UPC 000-16000-10410
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 16MAY2017KC through 20MAY2017KC, 02JUN2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC, 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC
  • 10 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour – Banded Pack
    • Package UPC 000-16000-10650
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 15MAY2017KC
  • 10 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour – Banded Pack
    • Package UPC 000-16000-10410
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC
  • 5 pound Gold Medal Unbleached Flour
    • Package UPC 000-16000-19610
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 19MAY2017KC through 25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 14AUG2017KC, 15AUG2017KC, 16AUG2017KC, 17AUG2017KC, 19AUG2017KC, 20AUG2017KC
  • 2 pound Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached
    • Package UPC 000-21130-53000
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates BB MAY 27 2017, BB 15 AUG 2017, BB 16 AUG 2017
  • 5 pound Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached
    • Package UPC 000-21130-53001
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates BB MAY 28 2017
  • 5 pound Signature Kitchens Unbleached Flour All-Purpose Enriched
    • Package UPC 000-21130-53022
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates BB MAY 27 2017, BB 01 AUG 2017
  • 2 pound Gold Medal Self Rising Flour
    • Package UPC 000-16000-11710
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 09AUG2016KC, 10AUG2016KC, 16AUG2016KC, 17AUG2016KC, 23AUG2016KC, 06SEP2016KC, 07SEP2016KC
  • 5 pound Gold Medal Self Rising Flour
    • Package UPC 000-16000-11610
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 10AUG2016KC,  11AUG2016KC, 27OCT2016KC
  • Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix
    • Package UPC 000-16000-40997
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 25MAR2017, 28MAR2017, 27APR2017, 28APR2017, 23MAY2017, 24MAY2017, 25MAY2017
  • Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix
    • Package UPC 000-16000-40987
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates  12APR2017, 13APR2017, 14APR2017, 28MAY2017, 29MAY2017, 30MAY2017, 07JUL2017, 08JUL2017
  • Betty Crocker Super Moist Rainbow Bit Cake Mix
    • Package UPC 000-65633-46589
    • Recalled Better if Used by Dates 27AL2017, 08JN2017, 09JN2017

General Mills recommends that you do not eat any raw dough or flour and that you thoroughly wash any dishes and utensils that have come into contact with the flour. If you would like a replacement for your recalled item, phone their Customer Care Center at 1-800-230-8103.

Sources:

[1] Time Magazine

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