E. Coli Outbreak Continues To Spread From Contaminated Flour
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Almost two months ago, General Mills recalled a variety of Gold Medal Flours,
including Wondra Flour and Signature Kitchens Flour due to possible contamination of
E. coli. The recalled flours were manufactured in the Kansas City facility and
distributed across the country. Since the initial recall announcement,
four more consumers have become ill, totaling 46 people altogether. Illnesses
started as early as December 2015 thru July 2016 and victims range in
age from 1-year-old to 95-years-old. Thirteen ill people have been hospitalized,
but no deaths have been reported. The outbreaks took place in 20 U.S states.
The CDC expects more illness to surface before the outbreak is contained.
Symptoms can take an average of two to three weeks to develop, meaning
some people may not realize they are sick. The CDC urges not just consumers,
but restaurants and retailers to cease using, serving, or selling the
recalled flours. This outbreak investigation is ongoing, and the CDC will
continually provide updates for the public when more information becomes
available. For a complete list of the number of cases in each state, visit
the Case Count Map page. General Mills produces Gold Medal brand flour
and continues to work with authorities.
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