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General Mills flour recall

JACKSON, Miss.- General Mills is recalling 10 million pounds of flour due to suspicions of an E. coli bacteria contamination.

General Mills says they are working closely with health officials to investigate what is going on. The outbreak could be linked to Gold Medal Flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour.

So far, 38 people have been reported sick in 20 different states and federal health officials say a link was consumption of raw flour, like that in cookie dough.

E. coli is a bacteria that is killed after something is thoroughly cooked. The last large outbreak was in 2014 where 19 cases were reported.

The CDC says about one in six Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses every year.

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