The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared an E. coli outbreak weeks ago involving several brands of flour that have been recalled. The recall is over, but the CDC is warning consumers the recalled products may still be on their pantry shelves.
Twenty-one cases of E. coli reported during this latest outbreak in nine states: California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. Three of those people required hospitalization, no deaths were reported.
The CDC says flour has a long shelf life and customers who do not know about the recalls might still be using it, so be weary.
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