General Mills Recalls Flour Linked to E. coli Outbreak

General Mills issued a voluntary recall of about 10 million pounds of flour that has sickened at least 38 people so far

This is yet another foodborne illness outbreak.

From the larger listeria issues at Chipotle, to smaller food product recalls for salmonella and E. coli, it seems like hardly a day goes by where we don’t hear of yet another foodborne illness outbreak.General Mills has announced a voluntary recall of 10 million pounds of flour due to E. coli.

The outbreak has thus far sickened 38 people in 20 states. The source of the outbreak has not been discovered. The outbreak occurred with flour that was sold between December 2015 and March 2016.[slideshow:

“As a leading provider of flour for 150 years, we felt it was important to not only recall the product and replace it for consumers if there was any doubt, but also to take this opportunity to remind our consumers how to safely handle flour,” said Liz Nordlie, president of General Mills Baking division.


The specific products include six types of of Gold Medal flour, two types of Signature Kitchens flour, and another of Gold Medal Wondra flour.