Several days after the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started investigating an E. Coli outbreak connected to flour produced at a General Mills plant... a new piece of bad news has broken.
On Tuesday, General Mills announced it was recalling a pair of Betty Crocker cake mixes, which the company says also were affected by the outbreak.
Take important note below.
Which products have been affected?
1. The Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix (referred to as Betty Crocker Super Moist Rainbow Bit Cake Mix in Canada, where this mix has also been recalled)
2. The Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix.
"A General Mills supplier used Wondra flour implicated in the July 1, 2016 recall to manufacture the flavor chips (or bits) used in these two recalled cake mix flavors," the company wrote in a press release regarding this topic.
Official details are below:
Super Moist Party Chip Cake Mix Recalled: Package UPC 000-16000-40997 with better if used by dates: 25MAR2017, 28MAR2017, 27APR2017, 28APR2017, 23MAY2017, 24MAY2017 and 25MAY2017.
Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix Recalled: Package UPC 000-16000-40987 with better if used by dates: 12APR2017, 13APR2017, 14APR2017, 28MAY2017, 29MAY2017, 30MAY2017, 07JUL2017 and 08JUL2017.
Back on July 1, The Food and Drug Administration said they were looking into an E. Coli outbreak linked to a quartet produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri.
At the time, 38 people in 20 states had been sickened by the specific strain found in flour.
The people who got sick ate or handled raw cookie dough using flour produced at that mill.
In response, General Mills recalled 10 million pounds of the flour, which include unbleached, all-purpose, and self-rising versions.
The affected flours were sold with the brand names Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra, and Signature Kitchen's between November 14 and December 4, 2015.
The FDA has been advising everyone to look at their bags of flour because the product can last a long time in a pantry.
If you have an affected product, toss it away immediately.