Outbreak involving flour and E. coli has hit Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), and other state and local public health agencies to investigate a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 (STEC O121) infections. The investigation has included a case-control study and an informational traceback of flour exposure reported by ill people. In response to the preliminary findings of the public health investigation, on May 31, 2016, General Mills announced a voluntary recall of a number of flour products.

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Multistate Outbreak of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli O121 infections linked to flour