July 12, 2016 — Two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix have been recalled because the flavor chips (or bits) may contain flour that is contaminated with E. coli.
General Mills recalled the cake mixes as part of a larger recall involving over 10 million pounds of flour. No illnesses have been directly linked to the cake mix, but the flour has been linked to at least 42 cases of E. coli in 21 states.
Recalled Betty Crocker cake mix products:
- Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix: A General Mills supplier used Wondra flour implicated in the July 1, 2016 recall to manufacture the flavor chips used in this recalled cake mix flavor.
- Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix: A General Mills supplier used Wondra flour implicated in the July 1, 2016 recall to manufacture the flavor chips used in this recalled cake mix flavor.
Visit www.generalmills.com/flour for a complete list of recalled products. No other Betty Crocker cake mixes or other General Mills products are affected by the recall.
Most types of E. coli are harmless, but a disease-causing strain known as E. coli O121 has been detected in samples of flour produced by General Mills.
The FDA warns consumers not to eat any uncooked flour products because they are not heat-treated to kill bacteria. E. coli is killed by baking, frying, sautéing, or boiling.
The symptoms of food poisoning with E. coli appear within 10 days of ingestion. These symptoms may include fever, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting lasting for about a week.
Anyone diagnosed with E. coli should contact state and local health officials. The first illnesses were reported in December 2015 and new ones continues to be reported. The CDC is tracking the outbreak — click here for more information.
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