Gold Medal flour recalled over E. coli concerns

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The risk of E. coli is prompting another flour recall.

General Mills is recalling five-pound bags of Gold Medal unbleached all purpose flour. The recalled products can be identified by:

  • Package UPC – 016000 196100
  • Recalled Better if Used by Date – 06SEP2020KC

Consumers who have this product should throw it away immediately.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said E. coli was discovered in the recalled flour during product sampling. It says there have been no confirmed illnesses related to this recall.

Earlier this year, an E. coli outbreak linked to several flour products sickened people in nine states including Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In July, the CDC said the outbreak appeared to be over.

E. coli is a potentially deadly bacteria, which is particularly risky for seniors, young children, and people who have compromised immune systems, according to the USDA. Symptoms include bloody diarrhea and dehydration.

Consumers who are concerned about an illness should contact a doctor.

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