General Mills Recalls Flour due to a possible E. Coli Contamination.
General Mills is voluntarily recalling their Gold Medal Unbleached Flour due to an E. coli risk. The recall was issued after the company’s flour tested positive for E. coli during a sampling of the product. The recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution.
This flour was sold nationwide to retailers including Walmart and Target.
The Recalled Product: Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 5LB Flour
Package UPC: 016000 196100
Recalled Better if Used by Date: September 6, 2020
If you have any of the recalled flour product, throw it away and contact General Mills here for a replacement coupon. The recall comes two months after federal health officials announced the end of an E. coli outbreak linked to other flour brands that made 21 people ill in nine states.
Most strains of E. coli are harmless. Others such as E. coli 026, which was found in the flour sampling, are potentially deadly bacterium that can make you sick. The elderly, children and those with weak immune systems can have serious and even fatal complications.
Food producers have a duty to safeguard the public from distributing contaminated food products.
So far, no one has become ill due to the consumption of these products.
Recovering compensation after an injury or illness from a defective product
If you can prove that your food poisoning or food related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.
A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know have been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.
Source: cbsnews.com, “Gold Medal flour recall: Its 5-pound bags may contain E. coli”