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Flour Recall Expands As E. Coli Outbreak Claims More Victims

General Mills has recalled an additional 15 million pounds of flour after investigators found a second strain of E. coli in samples.

General Mills has recalled an additional 15 million pounds of flour after investigators found a second strain of E. coli in samples.

A recall from flour giant General Mills expanded this week from 30 million pounds to a total of 45 million due to an E. coli outbreak spanning 21 states.

The first recall was announced in May and grew for the first time at the beginning of July.

46 people have been infected so far, sending 13 people to the hospital.

Those cases are linked to people eating or handling raw dough or batter.

A list of recalled products, package sizes and production dates can be found on the Centers for Disease Control website.

Meanwhile, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials this week announced the recall of 2,600 pounds of beef from Colorado-based Ranch Foods Direct due to suspected E. coli contamination.

Read More:

  • More Sick; General Mills Recalls 15 Million More Pounds Of Flour (Food Safety News)
  • General Mills Is Expanding its Flour Recall Again (Fortune)
Chad Bouchard

Chad Bouchard is a veteran reporter and WFIU alum who has covered wild and wooly beats from Indonesia to Capitol Hill. His radio work has aired on NPR, PRI and Voice of America, and his writing has appeared in The Sunday Telegraph and Scientific American’s health magazine, Lives. He has also spent a lifetime gardening, foraging and eating weird stuff.

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