Two flavors of Betty Crocker Cake Mix Recalled
Out of what the company describes as an abundance of caution, Minnesota based General Mills has recalled two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix. No illnesses reported to date have been connected to cake mix. No other General Mills or Betty Crocker mixes are included in this recall.
Two flavors of cake mix – Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix and Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix have been added to General Mills’ previously announced flour recall from July 1, 2016. A General Mills supplier used Wondra flour implicated in the July 1, 2016 recall to manufacture the flavor chips (or bits) used in these two recalled cake mix flavors. General Mills continues to collaborate with health officials to investigate a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O121 connected to several brands of flour.
If you possess any products included in this recall, they should be thrown away. A full list of retail products included in the flour recall can be found at www.generalmills.com/flour.
The previously announced flour recall effects several varieties of Gold Medal Flour, Signature Kitchens Flour and Gold Medal Wondra flour.
Guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to be that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw dough or batter products. E. coli O121 is eliminated by heat through baking, frying, sautéing or boiling products. All surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour, batter, or dough.
Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to food-borne illness.
Anyone diagnosed by a physician as having an illness related to E. coli O121 is also urged to contact state and local public health authorities.
U.S. consumers with questions or requesting Betty Crocker replacement product should contact General Mills at 800-230-8103.
Source: General Mills