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."
Voluntary recall of Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra, and Signature Kitchens flour https://t.co/pkRBjcr9mk-- General Mills (@GeneralMills) May 31, 2016
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.