October 28, 2016

Rabbit Creek Bread, Brownie and Muffin Mixes Recalled for E. coli

E.-coli microscope

Rabbit Creek Products of Louisburg, KS  has issued a recall for bread, muffin and brownie mixes that may be contaminated with E. coli.  Click the preceding link to see the long list of recalled products. Consumers  who have purchased these products should not use them as E. coli can cause serious illness.

The recalled mixes, sold under Rabbit Creek and other brand names, contain flour made by General Mills that has been linked to an E. coli outbreak. Two outbreak strains, E.coli O26 and E. coli O121 have sickened 46 people.

Symptoms of an E. coli infection include abdominal cramping and diarrhea that can be bloody. These symptoms usually develop one to three days after exposure and last  about a week. Anyone who has eaten a product containing the recalled flours and develops these symptoms should see a doctor and mention exposure to E. coli.

E. coli infections should not be treated with antacids or antibiotics as these can make the infection worse or trigger life-threatening complications such as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) which leads to kidney failure.

HUS most commonly affects young children, teens, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of HUS include fever, abdominal pain, pale skin tone, bruising easily and decreased urination. Anyone with these symptoms should seek immediate medical.

At the time of the recall, no illnesses had been reported to Rabbit Creek. To see the long list of products click here

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