General Mills recalls flour over possible E. coli link

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NEW YORK - General Mills is recalling about 10 million pounds of its flour over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak in 20 states.

The recall is for several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour that were sold at Safeway, Albertsons and other supermarkets. General Mills says E. coli hasn't been found in any of its flour products, but is still recalling them out of "an abundance of caution."

The company said Tuesday 38 people were sickened from the December to May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that half of the people used flour before getting sick, some of which was a General Mills brand. Some may have also eaten raw dough or batter, the Minneapolis food company said.