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Why General Mills Is Trending: Flour Products May Be Linked to E. Coli

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Tue, 31 May 2016 23:44:11 Z)

General Mills is recalling some of its flour products as a "precaution" while health experts investigate a possible link to an outbreak of E. coli illnesses in the United States, according to a news release from the company.

"General Mills is collaborating with health officials to investigate an ongoing, multistate outbreak of a specific type of E. coli (E. coli O121) that may be potentially linked to Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour and Signature Kitchens flour. 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."

E. coli O121 has not been found in any General Mills flour products or in the flour manufacturing facility, the company said. No illnesses have been directly connected to the products, it said.

You can read more about the recall at the General Mills website here.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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