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CDC closes flour/E. coli investigation; expects more illnesses

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Federal health officials have concluded their investigation involving General Mills flour implicated in an E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 63 between December 2015 and now, but they say more people are expected to become ill. Both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention again urged consumers nationwide… Continue Reading

Staff of life can pose food safety dangers

A deer makes its way through a wheat field on the Palouse region in southeast Washington. More land is planted with wheat in the world than any other crop. It provides 20 percent of the world’s caloric consumption, and 20 percent of the protein for half of the world’s poorest people. (Photo by Horst Onken)

Just as wheat is the staff of life in many human civilizations, it is as important to animals and insects. In fact, they love it, as anyone who has lived near or worked in the wheat fields very well knows. All manner of critters, including deer, birds and rodents, will seize the opportunity to dine on… Continue Reading

Marie Callender’s recalls biscuit mix with General Mills flour

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Recalled General Mills flour linked to an ongoing E. coli outbreak has spurred yet another secondary product recall — this time it’s Marie Callender’s cheese biscuit mix. The International Commissary Corp. (ICC) distributed the biscuit mix to retailers in Alabama, California, Washington, Utah and Texas, according to the recall notice on the Food and Drug… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Breading mix recalled because of flour tied to E. coli outbreak

The recalled breading mix can be identified by the lot numbers circled in green.

UPDATED CONTENT 8:30 p.m. EDT — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has posted a recall notice for Golden Dipt brand jalapeño breader mix distributed in Alberta and possibly nationwide. The product distributed in Canada has similar labels with red printing as that distributed in the U.S. The recalled product in Canada can be identified by the UPC number 7… Continue Reading

Fritters recalled; breading contains flour linked to outbreak

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Almost three tons of frozen, breaded chicken products from Simmons Prepared Foods Inc. are being recalled because flour used in the breading has been recalled because it is linked to an ongoing E. coli outbreak. The Arkansas company distributed the chicken products to locations in Arkansas for “institutional use” by undisclosed customers. The 30-pound boxes… Continue Reading

UPDATED: General Mills pulls Betty Crocker mixes because of E. coli

These are two of the three Betty Crocker cake mixes under recall in the U.S. The third is a "Delights" version of the "Rainbow Bit" mix.

UPDATED CONTENT July 13: General Mills Inc. updated its recall notice, removing the regular version of its “Betty Crocker Super Moist Rainbow Bit Cake Mix” distributed in the United States. Only the “Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix” and the “Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix” are being recalled… Continue Reading

General Mills flour recall causes nationwide pancake mix recall

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The General Mills Inc. recall of 30 million pounds of flour linked to an ongoing E. coli outbreak continues to cause other companies to recall products, with Continental Mills Inc. now pulling back Krusteaz blueberry pancake mix from retailers nationwide. “The company was notified by our supplier that their product, a blueberry nugget, is made… Continue Reading

Flour-related outbreak spurs recall of 22 tons of hors d’oeuvres

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More than 22 tons of raw hors d’oeuvres such as chicken quesadillas, mini tarts and steak spring rolls are being recalled nationwide because they were made with flour linked to an ongoing E. coli outbreak. Kabob’s Acquisition Inc. recalled the 28 different frozen, not ready-to-eat meat and poultry products Friday evening, according to a notice… Continue Reading

E. coli source remains elusive; General Mills recall spans Pacific

This is one of the varieties of General Mills flour included in the now 30-million pound recall.

Five days after General Mills Inc. tripled the size of its flour recall — now at 30 million pounds — officials in China warned people there to stop using certain bags of Gold Medal flour because of possible E. coli contamination. Unlike the expanded recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website, the… Continue Reading

Consumers had key to unlock E. coli outbreak linked to flour

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Editor’s note: This blog by FDA’s Stephen Ostroff and Kathleen Gensheimer was originally posted by the agency as part of its “FDA Voice” series on June 28, 2016. When many people buy flour, they empty it into a canister and throw out the bag. But three people at the center of a recent outbreak of… Continue Reading