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General Mills recalls flour products

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MINNEAPOLIS (WKOW) -- General Mills has voluntarily recalled about 10 million pounds of flour due to a possible link to an E. coli outbreak across 10 states, according to ABC News.  The flours include 13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra, two pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, five pound Gold Medal Unbleached Flour, five pound Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached, five pound Signature Kitchens Unbleached Flour All Purpose Enriched and two pound Gold Medal Self Rising Flour.

The products are sold in Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel, Shaws, Vons, United, Randalls and Acme. 

General Mills says that the flours could be linked to E. coli O121 but have not found any in its products or facilities and have not had any costumer complaints. Once baked, E. coli is harmless, however, consuming uncooked products that contain flour, such as doughs or batters, put consumers at risk for E. coli

E. coli O121 is potentially deadly and can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. 

38 people have become sick from December through May.  While there is no exact source of the illness yet determined, half of those sick reported they had eaten raw dough or used flour before getting sick.

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