July 17, 2024

Gold Medal Salmonella Flour Recall: Associated With Outbreak?

A Gold Medal Salmonella flour recall has been issued by General Mills. Is this recall associated with the raw flour Salmonella outbreak announced last month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? We don't know yet. The recall is for two, five, and 10-pound bags of Gold Medal Bleached and Unbleached All Purpose Flours. The flours have "better if used by" dates of March 27, 2024 and March 28, 2024. The five pound bag of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour has the UPC number 000-16000-19610. The 10 pound bag of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour has the UPC number 000-16000-19580. The two pound bag of Gold Medal Bleached Flour has the UPC number 000-16000-10710. And the five pound bag of Gold Medal Bleached All Purpose Flour has the UPC number 000-16000-10610. The recall … [Read more...]

Tiger Nuts Flour Is Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Tiger Nuts INc. of Newburgh, New York, is recalling one batch, or 440 pounds, of Tiger Nuts Flour because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product as of May 27, 2021, but the company has decided to recall the flour that came from the same batch. The recalled item was sold in 1 kilo boxes (2.2 pounds) at retail stores in Bend and Corvallis Oregon, one retail store in Liberty Missouri, and three online bakers. The retailers and online bakers were not named in the recall notice. The box that contains the flour is printed tan and blue, with the word "Tiger Nuts FLOUR" on the front, with a blue hand tag above. The back of the pack has the UPC number 7 00161 41013 6 and reads “Best before end: see … [Read more...]

King Arthur Flour E. coli O26 Recall Updated To Include More Lot Codes

The King Arthur Flour E. coli O26 recall has been updated to include more lot codes. The original King Arthur Flour E. coli O26 recall was issued on June 13, 2019, and was updated on October 3, 2019 to include more products. No reports of confirmed illnesses have been received to date in connection with this recall. The additional lot codes and corresponding "Best Used By" dates of their Unbleached All-Purpose Flour in 5 pound packages are Best Used by Date 12/09/19 with lot codes L18A09A and L18A09C; and Best Used by Date 01/08/20 with lot code A19A08A. This new information only applies to "Best Used BY" dates already listed in the previous release. No additional Best Used By Dates are introduced as a result of these three updated lot codes. If you have any of these new lot … [Read more...]

Gold Medal Unbleached Flour Recalled For E. coli O26 Contamination

General Mills is recalling five pound bags of Gold Medal unbleached flour with a "better if used by" date of September 6, 2020  for possible E. coli O26 contamination. No "direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product" have been received to date. The pathogen was found during routine sampling. The UPC number on the product is 016000 196100. Just this one date code of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour in five pound bags, 06SEP2020KC,  is recalled. All other types of Gold Medal flour are not affected by this recall. Check your pantry to see if you have this flour. If so, throw it away in a sealed container in a secure garbage can with a tight fitting lid so other people and animals can't access it. You can also take it back to the place of purchase … [Read more...]

E. coli O121 Outbreak in Canada Linked to Flour Grows to 28 Cases

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has updated their investigation into the E. coli O121 outbreak linked to flours and flour products. There are now 28 people sick in that outbreak. The case count by province is: British Columbia (12), Saskatchewan (4), Alberta (5), Ontario (1) and Newfoundland and Labrador (5). One of the 28 cases was a visitor to Canada. The illness onset dates range from November 2016 to March 2017. Seven individuals have been hospitalized. These patients have recovered or are recovering. No deaths have been reported. The average age of ill individuals is 24 years. There have been several recalls linked to this outbreak; all of the flours and flour products are produced by Ardent Mills. Brand names of the recalled products include Creative Baker, … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

General Mills Flour E. coli O26 and O121 Outbreak Grows

The CDC has announced that the multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections linked to recalled General Mills flour has grown to include four more patients. Now 46 people in 21 states are sick. One person has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) as a complication of their illness. General Mills has expanded its recall of flour products to include more production dates. To see all of the UPC numbers and "Better if Used by" dates of the recalled flour products and products containing the flour, please see "General Mills E. Coli Flour Roundup." The most recent illness started on June 25, 2016. An infection with another serotype of E. coli O26 has been added to the outbreak investigation. The Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) bacteria O26 was isolated from a … [Read more...]

General Mills Expands Flour Recall for E. coli Contamination

General Mills has expanded its recall of flour again, because four new cases of E. coli illnesses associated with their products have been confirmed. The original recall was announced on May 31, 2016. The recall was expanded for the first time on July 1, 2016. Now 46 people in 21 states have been sickened in this particular outbreak. The additional new flour production dates are the result of General Mills conducting flour testing and new information from whole genome sequencing (WGS) testing on the bacteria. Several subtypes of E. coli bacteria have been found in a small number of General Mills flour samples and some have been linked to new patient illnesses "that fell outside of the previously recalled dates," according to the news release. General Mills does not know if there is … [Read more...]

FDA Issues Details of General Mills E. coli Outbreak Investigation

The FDA has issued details of their investigation into the E. coli O121 outbreak linked to recalled General Mills flour. Flour is not an ingredient most people connect with food poisoning, but it is a raw agricultural product and can be contamianted with pathogenic bacteria. One of the problems with recalls of flour is that many people do not keep this product in its original packaging. Most decant the flour into another container and discard the wrapping. But three people who were sickened in this outbreak kept the flour in its packaging, and helped the government track down the culprit in this outbreak. Multiple signals from the FDA's Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) network started coming in. The CDC identified a string of illnesses that started in December … [Read more...]

General Mills Flour E. coli Outbreak Strikes 4 in Illinois

The E.coli outbreak linked to flours produced by General Mills has sickened four people in Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The four individuals, who live in Chicago and Brown, suburban-Cook, and McHenry counties, are among the 38 people in 20 states who are part of the outbreak who developed E. coli infections after preparing, eating or handling food, dough or batter made with the contaminated flour. The outbreak, which hospitalized 10 people, triggered a 10 million-pound recall of flours sold under the brand names Gold Medal Flour, Gold Medal Wondra Flour, and Signature Kitchens Flour. Consumers who have purchased these products should not use them as  E.coli can cause serious illness and death. Symptoms of an E. coli infection usually develop … [Read more...]

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