2 E.coli cases from General Mills flour recall linked to Eastern Washington

2 E.coli cases from General Mills flour recall linked to Eastern Washington

Two E.coli cases have been traced to Washington in connection to a recall of 10 million pounds of General Mills flour, according to the Washington State Department of Health.

There has been one case in Spokane and Grant County, according to KOMO News.

Washington is one of 20 states who have reported an E.coli case.

According to General Mills
38 people have become ill between Dec. 21, 2015 and May 3, 2016. While investigating the cause, the CDC found that around half of the individuals
reported making something with flour prior to becoming ill. Some of those also may have consumed raw dough or batter.

The company reminds consumers to not consume raw product made with flour. Flour comes from milling wheat, something grown outdoors that carries risks of bacteria that is made harmless after cooking.

Consumers are also reminded to wash their hands after handling the product.

E.coli is a potentially deadly bacteria that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration.