UPDATE: General Mills recalls millions of pounds of flour

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UPDATE 12:04 p.m. – Four illnesses linked to the E.coli outbreak were reported in Michigan. They were all adults living in Ingham, Kent, Oakland and Ottawa counties. Of those four cases two people were hospitalized. All of the illnesses occurred between December 2015 and May 2016.

(AP/WLNS) – Check your cupboards and pantries. General Mills is recalling about 10 million pounds of its flour over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak in 20 states.

The recall is for several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour that were sold at Safeway, Albertsons and other supermarkets. General Mills says E. coli hasn’t been found in any of its flour products, but is still recalling them out of “an abundance of caution.”

The company said Tuesday 38 people were sickened from the December to May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that half of the people used flour before getting sick, some of which was a General Mills brand. Some may have also eaten raw dough or batter, the Minneapolis food company said. The company added that consumers are reminded to not consume any raw products made with flour.

If you have any of the products on the list, they should be thrown away. Consumers with additional questions or requesting a replacement should contact the company at 800-230-8103. Additional recall information can also be found at www.generalmills.com/flour.

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