General Mills expands flour recall after four more illnesses reported

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — General Mills has expanded its flour recall issued Monday over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported.

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The recall covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on certain dates through February 10.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri is likely a source of the outbreak.

So far, 46 people have reported illness in 21 states.

The CDC says 13 people have been hospitalized and one person has developed a type of kidney failure. There have been no reported deaths.

General Mills says the illnesses are linked to consumers who ate or handled uncooked dough or ate uncooked batter made with raw flour.

The company said illnesses have not come from properly baked or cooked flour.

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