Betty Crocker Cake Mixes the Latest in Massive Flour Recall

By Sherley Boursiquot, Epoch Times
July 13, 2016 Updated: July 26, 2016

UPDATE: On Monday, July 25, General Mills, a leader in flour production for 150 years, announced four new confirmed illnesses due to flour contaminated by E. coli.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the flour, likely produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, has infected 46 people in 21 states since last December.

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

General Mills is expanding its recall to include more production dates of flour possibly contaminated with E. coli.

On July 9 Continental Mills’ Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix and three flavors of Betty Crocker cake mixes (Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix and Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix) were included in the products affected, the company announced.

Consumers are urged to wash their hands before and after handling flour and to refrain from eating any raw dough or batter made with flour, according to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The flour has to be cooked, baked, or boiled for E. coli to be eliminated.

Symptoms caused by the E. coli involved in the recall can be fatal and can cause dehydration and bloody diarrhea. Children under the age of 5, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems are at higher risk for kidney damage due to E. coli infections.

The CDC and FDA urge consumers to wash their hands before and after handling flour, and not to eat any raw products made with flour, raw dough, or batter.(megscapturedtreasures/Shutterstock)
The CDC and FDA urge consumers to wash their hands before and after handling flour, and not to eat any raw dough or batter. (megscapturedtreasures/Shutterstock)

Recalled Products

Here is a list of the recalled flour products that should be thrown away immediately. Complete list is here.

13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra

UPC: 000-16000-18980

Recalled better if used by dates: 23FEB2017KC through 30MARCH2017, 14MAY2017PK 

2 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour

UPC: 000-16000-10710

Recalled better if used by dates: 15MAY2017KC through 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC, 13JUN2017KC, 14JUN2017KC, 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 13AUG2017KC through 21AUG2017KC

2 pound Gold Medal Self Rising Flour

UPC: 000-16000-11710

Recalled better if used by dates: 09AUG2016KC, 10AUG2016KC, 16AUG2016KC, 17AUG2016KC, 23AUG2016KC, 06SEP2016KC, 07SEP2016KC

10 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour

UPC: 000-16000-10410

Recalled better if used by dates: 16MAY2017KC through 20MAY2017KC, 02JUN2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC, 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC

5 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour

UPC: 000-16000-10610

Recalled better if used by dates: 15MAY2017KC through 24MAY2017KC

5 pound Gold Medal Self Rising Flour

UPC: 000-16000-10610

Recalled better if used by dates: 15MAY2017KC through 25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC thru 31MAY2017KC, 01JUN2017KC, 03JUN2017KC through 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC through 14JUN2017KC, 18JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 13AUG2017KC through 21AUG2017KC

4.25 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour

UPC: 000-16000-12670

Recalled better if used by dates: 21MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 19AUG2017KC, 20AUG2017KC, 21AUG2017KC

5 pound Gold Medal Unbleached Flour

UPC:  000-16000-19610

Recalled better if used by dates: 19MAY2017KC through 25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC, 01AUG2017KC, 14AUG2017KC, 15AUG2017KC, 16AUG2017KC, 17AUG2017KC, 19AUG2017KC, 20AUG2017KC

10 pound Gold Medal All Purpose Flour- Banded Pack

UPC: 000-16000-10650

Recalled better if used by dates: 15MAY2017KC

2 pound Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached

UPC: 000-21130-53000

Recalled better if used by dates: BB MAY 27 2017, BB 15 AUG 2017, BB 16 AUG 2017

Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix

UPC: 000-16000-40997

Recalled better if used by dates: 25MAR2017, 28MAR2017, 27APR2017, 28APR2017, 23MAY2017, 24MAY2017, 25MAY2017

Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix

UPC: 000-16000-40987

Recalled better if used by dates: 12APR2017, 13APR2017, 14APR2017, 28MAY2017, 29MAY2017, 30MAY2017, 07JUL2017, 08JUL2017

Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Rainbow Bit Cake Mix (sold in Canada)

UPC: 000-65633-46589

Recalled better if used by dates: 27AL2017, 08JN2017, 09JN2017

Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix 28 ounce carton

UPC: 041449001289

Recalled best by date code: 3/30/2018 through 6/16/2018

Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix 3.5 pound bag

UPC: 0414490001487 

Recalled best by date code: 4/27/2018 through 4/28/2018 

General Mills continues to investigate with health officials regarding the outbreak of E. coli O121. 

Any questions or concerns regarding the General Mills recall may be directed to General Mills at 800-230-8103.

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