General Mills has expanded its recall of flour produced at its mill at Kansas City, Missouri, because four more people have fallen ill with STEC 026.
That adds another strain of STEC to the food poisonings that now total 48 people in 21 states whose illnesses have been genetically linked to General Mills’ flour.
Parents are warned to keep their children from eating raw flour, such as cookie dough
Children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems – eg. undergoing chemotherapy for cancer – are particularly vulnerable.
The four new cases and the expansion of the recall to include more processing dates happened Monday.