The recalled products include:
- Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip
- Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake
No illnesses have been linked to cake mix. No other cake mixes are being recalled. The problem is that a supplier used recalled Wondra flour in the flavor “bits.”
A full list of recalled products can be found at www.generalmills.com/flour.
Krusteaz also recalled specific lots of blueberry pancake mix because the “blueberries” contain small amounts of flour that was part of the recall. No illnesses have been linked to pancake mix.
In the last two weeks, General Mills recalled 20 million pounds of flour after a sample tested positive for E. coli. The flour was produced in Kansas City, Missouri from November 4 through December 14, 2015.
At least 42 illnesses have been reported in 21 states since December 2015. Illnesses that occurred since mid-June may not have been reported yet. Anyone who is diagnosed with E. coli should report it to state and local health officials.
General Mills is warning consumers never to eat raw batter or dough. Flour is not heat-treated to kill E. coli before it is packaged and sold. The recalled products include:
The symptoms of E. coli include fever, diarrhea (may be bloody), vomiting, abdominal cramps, and more. The symptoms usually appear within 10 days of eating contaminated food and persist for about a week.
Most healthy adults recover from E. coli food poisoning without needing medical treatment. However, the disease-causing strain E. coli O121 is associated with more severe illnesses.
In rare cases, infections can spread to the bloodstream and become life-threatening. They can lead to a type of kidney failure known as Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
Source: General Mills