General Mills products removed from stores after E. coli outbreak

(Courtesy of Henrico Fire)

CARLISLE, Pa. (WRIC) — Following a recall from General Mills, Inc. Giant Food Stores and Martins Food Markets have removed a list of Gold Medal products that may be linked to an E. coli outbreak.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Gold Medal Wondra Quick Mixing Flour, 13.5 oz., UPC 1600018980 with Better if Used by Dates of 23FEB2017 and 24FEB2017
  • Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, 2 lb., UPC 1600010710 with Better if Used by Dates of 15MAY2017 through 24MAY2017, 04JUN2017, 05JUN2017, 11JUN2017 through 14JUN2017
  • Gold Medal All Purpose Flour, 5 lb., UPC 1600010610 with Better if Used by Dates of 15MAY2017 through 24MAY2017
  • Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour, 5 lb., UPC 1600019610 with Better if Used by Dates of 19MAY2017 through 24MAY2017, 11JUN2017 and 12 JUN2017

Although many strains of E. coli don’t harm humans, some can make you sick. The strand identified by manufacturers as being the issue in this recall is potentially deadly and, according to a press release, can lead to bloody stool and dehydration.

Seniors, children and others with compromised immune systems are the most likely to be affected by foodborne illness.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to GIANT/MARTIN’S for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call General Mills at 1-800-230-8103. Customers may also call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.

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