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Update: NEJM Study Confirms Flour / E. Coli Link in 2016 Outbreak
November 29, 2017 – A nationwide outbreak of E. coli infections that occurred last year has been conclusively linked to bacteria found in raw flour, according to a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The problem with flour may be more common and widespread than originally thought, according to the researchers: “Our data show that although it is a low-moisture food, raw flour can be a vehicle for foodborne pathogens.”
What’s the Problem?
July 25, 2016 – General Mills announced the original recall on May 31 after its flour was linked to an outbreak of E. coli. The action initially included certain sizes of Gold Medal, Wondra and Signature Kitchens brand flour that were produced from November 4, 2015 to December 4, 2015. The company announced Monday that it is extending affected production dates included in the recall through February 10, 2016.
This move comes after General Mills confirmed 4 new food poisoning cases associated with the recall. The illnesses were reported by customers who ate or improperly handled raw dough or batter made with the affected flour.
“At this time, it is unknown if we are experiencing a higher prevalence of E. coli in flour than normal, if this is an issue isolated to General Mills’ flour, or if this is an issue across the flour industry,” General Mills said in the press release.
The company noted that flour is made from wheat grown outdoors where it can be exposed to bacteria. The cooking process can help kill bacteria, so consumers should never eat anything with raw flour in it.
This is the second time General Mills is expanding the recall since the original action on May 31. Earlier this month, the company recalled 3 flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix that were made with Wondra flour that was included in the original recall.
Do I Have a Gold Medal Flour Recall Lawsuit?
The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in flour recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new E. coli poisoning cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you were sickened by General Mills flour, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.