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General Mills Recall - E. coli

 

Last updated 7/26/2016 at 10:50am



Since December, 46 cases of E. coli infection have been reported. The most recent illness reported began on June 25. The outbreaks has prompted General Mills to announce another expansion of its flour recall. The move was prompted by an announcement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that four more individuals from two different states (Minnesota and Wisconsin) have developed E. coli illness linked to the flour.

Symptoms can include stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and fever that can last five to seven days. Individuals who are very old or very young and those with compromised immune systems have an increased risk of becoming ill.

The youngest patient in this outbreak is just 1 year old and the oldest is 95. Most of those who have become ill, 80%, are female.

Gold Medal, Wondra and Signature Kitchens flour are included in the updated recall announcement.

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