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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