October 19, 2017

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...]

Golden Dipt Jalapeño Breader Recalled in Canada for E. coli O121

The CFIA is recalling Golden Dipt brand Jalapeño Breader in Canada because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121 bacteria. In the United States, the product was recalled because it was made using recalled General Mills flour. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Golden Dipt Jalapeño Breader in 4.54 kg packages. The codes on the product are 0414647003 and 0513647003 and the UPC number is 7 63089 72154 8. It was distributed in Alberta, possibly nationally, to hotels, restaurants, and institutions. Hotels, retailers, restaurants, and institutions should not sell or use this recalled product. Return it to the place of purchase or throw it away.   … [Read more...]

Marie Callender’s Cheese Biscuit Mix Recalled for Possible E. coli O121

International Commissary Corporation is voluntarily recalling Marie Callender's Cheese Biscuit Mix because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121. This product was made using recalled General Mills flour that is linked to a multistate food poisoning outbreak. No illnesses have been reported in connection to the Marie Callender's product. The recalled products are Marie Callender's 7 ounce and 14 ounce Cheese Biscuit Mix. the 7 ounce product has Best By dates of 3/22/17 and 5/17/17. The UPC number is 0-75968-14015-0 and Item number 14015D. It was sold in retail stores in Alabama, California, Washington, Utah, and Texas. The 14 ounce recalled product has a Best By date of 6/17/17 and the UPC number 0-75968-17011-9 and Item number 17011. It was sold only in retail stores in Stockton, … [Read more...]

Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader Product Recalled for Potential E. Coli

Kerry Inc., a food manufacturer based in Beloit, Wisconsin, has issued a recall for two lots of its Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader product, according to a news release issued today by the FDA. Kerry Inc. initiated the recall after it was notified by a supplier that two of the ingredients used in the product, a jalapeno nugget and a red bell pepper nugget, had been produced using flour from General Mills that was possibly contaminated with E.coil 0121. The two lot codes of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader that have been recalled are found on the product’s white, 10-pound bag, with UPC number 763089721548 and Item Number G5620.690. The two affected lot numbers, printed along the bottom of the product label, are: 0414647003 and 0513647003. Complete product photos may be accessed here. These … [Read more...]

Simmons NRTE Chicken Products Recalled for Possible E. coli O121

Simmons Prepared Foods of Arkansas is recalling 5,850 pounds of frozen, heat treated, not ready to eat (NRTE) chicken products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O121. These products were made with recalled flour from General Mills that is linked to a multistate outbreak. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. These items were distributed to Arkansas for institutional use. They include 30 pound net weight case count containers containing six, 5-pound bags in clear film of "Simmons Uncooked Chicken Tenderloin Fritters," with a case code 31473. The packaging code date is 6025, and the Use-by Date is 01/25/17. Also recalled is 30 pound net weight cases containing six, 5-pound bags in clear film of "Simmons Uncooked Chicken … [Read more...]

General Mills Recalls Two Flavors of Cake Mix for Possible Contamination

Two flavors of Betty Crocker Cake Mix are being recalled for possible E. coli O121 contamination. This is a secondary recall because the flour used to make this product was recalled and is linked to an E. coli O121 outbreak in the U.S. No illnesses reported to date have been connected to the cake mix. The two flavors include Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix. The UPC number is 000-16000-40997, and the Better if Used by Dates are 25MAR2017, 28MAR2017, 27APR2017, 28APR2017, 23MAY2017, 24MAY2017, and 25MAY2017. The second product recalled is Betty Crockpot Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix. The UPC number for that product is 000-16000-40987 and the Better if Used by Dates are 12APR2017, 13APR2017, 14APR2017, 28MAY2017, 29MAY2017, 30MAY2017, 07JUL2017, and … [Read more...]

Betty Crocker Cake Mix Recalled in Canada for E. coli O121

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and General Mills Canada are recalling Betty Crockpot Super Moist Cake Mix Rainbow Bit for possible E. coli contamination. This is another secondary recall, since the product contains General Mills flour that has been recalled for contamination and is linked to an E. coli outbreak in the United States. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix Rainbow Bit in 432 gram packages. The codes on the product are 27AL12017 PV, 08JN2017 PV, and 09JN2017 PV. The UPC number of the recalled product is 0 65633 46589 3. It was sold nationally at the retail level. If you purchased this product, do not use it, even if you bake a cake or cookies with it. … [Read more...]

Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix Recalled for Possible E. coli O121

Continental Mills is recalling Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix, which contains flour recalled by General Mills for possible E. coli O121 contamination. This is the second secondary recall of products using this flour. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the recall of this product, although there is a nationwide outbreak of E. coli O121 illnesses linked to General Mills flour. The recalled products include Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix in a 28 ounce carton. The best by dates for that product are between 3/30/2018 and 6/16/2018. The UPC number for the product is 041449001289. The other recalled product is Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix in a 3.5 pound bag. The best by date code on that product is either 4/27/2018 or 4/28/2018. The UPC number is 041449001487. The … [Read more...]

Kabob’s Acquisition Recalls Products Made with General Mills Flour

Food Poisoning Bulletin has received some questions about secondary recalls of products linked to the General Mills' flour recall for E. coli contamination. These recalls occur because an ingredient used to make those products has been recalled. This has started, with the recall of tons of raw, not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products. Kabob's Acquisition is recalling 44,850 pounds of raw intact and heat treated, not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that were made with recalled General Mills flour. They may be adulterated with E. coli O121. The problem with products such as these is that cross-contamination can take place between the uncooked product and utensils, countertops, and other foods that are not cooked before they are consumed. In addition, these products could … [Read more...]

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