General Mills is recalling its Gold Medal, Wondra, and Signature Kitchens flour products, sold in Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel, Shaws, Vons, United, Randalls and Acme stores.
The products may be contaminated with E. coli O121.
To date, E. coli O121 has not been found in any General Mills flour products or in the flour manufacturing facility and the company has not been contacted directly by any consumer reporting confirmed illnesses related to these products.
Authorities say there have been researching 38 occurrences of illnesses across 20 states related to a specific type of E. coli O121 between December 21, 2015, and May 3, 2016. Approximately half of the individuals reported making something homemade with flour at some point prior to becoming ill, with some saying they used a General Mills brand of flour.
The following products are being recalled:
What to do
Consumers should not consume any raw products made with flour, to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw dough products or flour, and to never eat raw dough or batter.
Customers who have any of the recalled should throw them away.
Consumers with questions or requesting a replacement may contact the company at 800-230-8103 or online at www.generalmills.com/flour.