XGold Medal, Wondra & Signature Kitchens Flour Recall [US]

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US/Silver Spring: 7073 - XGoldMedalWondraSignatureKitchensFlourGeneral Mills recalls certain batch/lots of XGold Medal Flour, Wondra Flour and Signature Kitchens Baking Flour due to suspected E. coli O121 contamination, a serious health hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/kzNa300Mzio

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm504235.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Baking Flour Products are subject to this recall:

  • 13.5 ounce bags of Gold Medal Wondra brand Flour
    Package UPC: 000-16000-18980
    Recalled better-if-used-by dates: 25FEB2017 through 30MAR2017
  • 2-pound bags of Gold Medal brand All Purpose Flour
    Package UPC: 000-16000-10710
    Recalled better-if-used-by dates: 25MAY2017KC through 03JUN2017KC
  • 2-pound bags of Gold Medal brand Self-Rising Flour
    Package UPC: 000-16000-11710
    Recalled better-if-used-by dates: 23AUG2016KC
  • 10-pound bags of Gold Medal brand All Purpose Flour
    Package UPC: 000-16000-10410
    Recalled better-if-used-by dates: 02JUN2017KC and 03JUN2017KC
  • 5-pound bags of Gold Medal brand All Purpose Flour
    Package UPC: 000-16000-10610
    Recalled better-if-used-by dates: 25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC through 31MAY2017KC, 01JUN2017KC, 03JUN2017KC through 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC through 14JUN2017KC
  • 5-pound bags of Gold Medal brand Unbleached Flour
    Package UPC: 000-16000-19610
    Recalled better-if-used-by dates: 25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC
  • 10-pound bags of Gold Medal brand All Purpose Flour, Banded Pack
    Package UPC: 000-16000-10410
    Recalled better-if-used-by dates: 03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC
  • 5-pound bags of Signature Kitchens brand All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached
    Package UPC: 000-21130-53001
    Recalled better-if-used-by dates: BB MAY 28 2017
  • 5-pound bags of Signature Kitchens brand Unbleached Flour All Purpose Enriched
    Package UPC: 000-21130-53022
    Recalled better-if-used-by dates: BB MAY 27 2017

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional brands and variations of the recalled Flour Products are pictured on the Web site above.

According to the FDA, General Mills has recalled several varieties of Gold Medal Flour, Wondra Flour, and Signature Kitchens Flour (sold in Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel, Shaws, Vons, United, Randalls and Acme stores) due to an ongoing, multi-state outbreak of E. coli O121.

US state and federal authorities have been researching 38 occurrences of illnesses across 20 states related to a specific type of E. coli (namely, E. coli O121), between December 21, 2015, and May 3, 2016. 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 have specifically reported using a General Mills brand of Flour.

Based on the information that has been shared with General Mills, some of the ill consumers may have also consumed raw dough or batter. Consumers are reminded to not consume any raw products made with flour. Flour is an ingredient that comes from milling wheat, something grown outdoors that carries with it risks of bacteria which are rendered harmless by baking, frying or boiling.

==> Consumers are reminded to wash hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw dough products or flour, and to never eat raw dough or batter.

==> For information about E. Coli Poisoning, please consult the “Illnesses” tab on this site, located at the top of this page.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Flour Products, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation.

Instead, return the Flour to the store where you purchased it for a full refund or dispose of it in general household rubbish. Wash down all prep surfaces, serving implements and serving bowls with a bleach/water mixture; rinse well with lots of hot soapy water.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact General Mills at 1-800-230-8103 or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.generalmills.com/flour.

Please note: this recall has been expanded to include additional batch/lots and production dates of the same Baking Flours. To see all notifications regarding this recall, please search for “General Mills” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected E. coli contamination, please search for “e. coli” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 7073-2016
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