Gold Medal Flours & Signature Kitchens Flour Recalled Due to Possible E.coli Contamination! by recalls
A voluntary recall of Gold Medal flour and Signature Kitchens flour has been made by General Mills due to an ongoing, multistate outbreak of E.coli O121 that may be linked to the products. To date, E. coli O121 has not been found in any General Mills flour products or in the flour manufacturing facility and the company has not been contacted directly by any consumer reporting confirmed illnesses related to these products.
The recall affects flour products that could currently be in stores or your pantries. It includes:
- 6 SKUs of Gold Medal Flour
- 2 SKUs of Signature Kitchens Flour
- 1 SKU of Gold Medal Wondra flour
The flours sold in Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel, Shaws, Vons, United, Randalls and Acme.
State and federal authorities have been researching 38 occurrences of illnesses across 20 states related to a specific type of E coli O121, between December 21, 2015, and May 3, 2016. While attempting to track the cause of the illness, CDC found that approximately half of the individuals reported making something homemade with flour at some point prior to becoming ill. Some reported using a General Mills brand of flour.
If you have any of the products, throw them away. Consumers with additional questions or requesting a replacement should contact the company at 800-230-8103. For a complete list of products and SKUs click here. Additional recall information can also be found at GeneralMills.com/flour.
Editor's note (7/25/16): Due to four new confirmed illnesses, General Mills is adding additional flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. retail flour recall that was originally announced on May 31, 2016. Learn more here!