July 11, 2016 — A recall has been issued for Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix because the blueberries contain flour that could be contaminated with E. coli.
No illnesses have been linked to the pancake mix. The problem is that the “blueberry nugget” is made with a small percentage of flour that was recalled by General Mills after an outbreak of E. coli. At least 42 people have been sickened in 21 states.
Recalled pancake mix products include:
- Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix (28-oz box): Best-by dates between March 20 and June 16, 2018 — UPC #041449001289.
- Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix (3.5-lb “Family Size” Bag): Best-by dates between April 27-28, 2018 — UPC #041449001487.
Flour is grown outdoors where it can be contaminated with E. coli. It is not usually heat-treated before being sold, which is why you should never eat raw dough or batter. All surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.
E. coli is a bacteria that can cause severe food poisoning. It can take up to 10 days for symptoms to appear. Most people suffer from diarrhea (may be bloody), fever, abdominal cramps, and vomiting.
The illness usually lasts for about a week. In rare cases, the infection spreads to the bloodstream or causes a type of kidney failure known as Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
Do I have an E. Coli Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting food poisoning induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with E. coli after eating a recalled food, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Food Poisoning Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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