Flour Products Suspected of Bacteria Issue
American food product manufacturer General Mills has recalled about 4.5 million kilograms of flour.
General Mills announced the flour recall because of a possible link to E. coli infections in 20 states, reported the Associated Press.
Escherichia coli are bacteria found in the environment. The bacteria are often harmless. But some stronger forms of E. coli can make people sick. They can cause diarrhea and dehydration.
The company's recall was announced on May 31. In the United States, a food recall means that inspectors identified one or more problems with a product.
The General Mills recall is for several kinds of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour. Those products were sold at Safeway, Albertsons and other stores.
Much of the recalled flour was produced at the company's factory in Kansas City, Missouri, the AP said.
General Mills said E. coli has not been found in any of its flour products. The company said it is still recalling the flour out of "an abundance of caution."
The company said 38 people became sick from the middle of December through May 3. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that half of the people used flour before getting sick.
Some of the flour used was a General Mills brand. Those getting sick may have also eaten uncooked dough or batter, the company said.
It said people should not eat uncooked dough or batter. General Mills urged people to wash their hands and work surfaces after contact with such products.
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1.food recall 食品召回
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2.flour products 面粉制品
In the US, folic acid is added to cereal and flour products and rates of birth defects have dropped as a result.
3.uncooked dough 生面团
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4.get sick 生病，患病
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1. The company said it is still recalling the flour out of "an abundance of caution."
out of 出于；由于
They talked him out of his plan.
The mistake grew out of her carelessness.
2.General Mills urged people to wash their hands and work surfaces after contact with such products.
contact with 与...接触
He tried in vain to get into contact with the local branch.
As much as they can, the families avoid contact with the neigbourhood.
各家都尽可能地避免与邻居接触 。但没有成功 。
美国食品生产商通用磨坊（General Mills）召回约450万公斤面粉 。
大肠杆菌在自然环境中广泛存在 。这种细菌通常是无害的 。但是一些强力类型的大肠杆菌有致病危害 。可能会造成腹泻和脱水 。
通用磨坊于5月31日宣布开始召回部分面粉产品 。在美国，一旦产品被召回就意味着安检员在审查产品时发现了一个或诸多问题 。
通用磨坊公司召回的产品中有Gold Medal和Signature Kitchens品牌的面粉 。这些召回的产品在Safeway、Albertsons等公司和其他商店都有销售 。
通用磨坊公司称并未在其面粉产品中发现大肠杆菌 。但出于谨慎，他们依然会召回部分面粉 。
该公司称去年12月中旬到今年5月3日，全美共38人出现感染 。美国疾病控制与预防中心发现，一半的病人事前曾接触过面粉 。
其中就有通用磨坊生产的面粉 。该公司称，感染者也有可能是食用了生面团或者面糊 。
该公司称不可以食用未经烹饪的生面团或者面糊 。通用磨坊公司呼吁人们在接触面粉产品时要洗手并清洗厨房的流理台 。