July 25, 2016: General Mills Flour Recall Expanded – 4 More Illnesses Reported

General Mills Flour Recall and E. coli Outbreak Update Reported – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that since its last update on July 1, 2016, four more illnesses linked to the General Mills E. coli Flour Outbreak have been reported from two states. Infection with another E. coli serotype, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O26, has been added to the outbreak investigation.

As of July 25, 2016, total of 46 people infected with the outbreak strains of STEC O121 or STEC O26 have been reported from 21 states.

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General Mills Flour Recall Expanded

On July 25, 2016, General Mills expanded its recall for a second time to include products produced on select dates through February 10, 2016.

The updated General Mill Flour Recall list and Flour E. coli Outbreak overview can be found at FDA Investigates General Mills E. coli Outbreak.

About E. coli

Escherichia coli or E. coli is a type of bacterium that lives in the intestines of healthy humans and animals. Some strains of E. coli are capable of producing a powerful toxin, known as Shiga toxin, and can cause severe, life-threatening illness.

Symptoms of E. coli

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) symptoms of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection include severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. The diarrhea may become bloody and can lead to dehydration. There is usually little or no fever. The infection (and its symptoms) will vary from individual to individual, ranging from a mild to a life-threatening illness.

The CDC reports that symptoms of E. coli food poisoning typically begin 3-4 days after eating a contaminated food; however, symptoms may occur anywhere from 1 to 10 days following pathogen exposure.

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