Flour-Linked E.Coli Outbreak – Avoid with Temperature Monitoring

Flour-Linked E.Coli Outbreak – Avoid with Temperature Monitoring

Jun 03, 2016

General Mills recalled 10 million pounds of flour due to an E. Coli outbreak that the CDC confirmed was linked to General Mills flour. So far there have been 38 people in 20 states that have been confirmed infected as part of this E. Coli outbreak. If you have any of the recalled flour, make sure to discard it.

There are a few things that you can do to make sure that you avoid getting sick from E. Coli. First thing is to NEVER eat raw cookie dough or cake batter. Also, make sure to clean up your prep area to avoid any cross contamination of ingredients, including flour and eggs. Make sure that you bake or cook your foods to at least 160 °F, to kill any potential E. Coli. Get a temperature monitoring system, or use a regular food probe, to ensure that you are cooking your foods to at least 160° F.


CDC MAP of Recent E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Flour

E-Control Systems has a complete line of products for all of your temperature monitoring needs. We have our IntelliCheck™ HACCP Inspection System to make sure that all of your foods reach a safe internal temperature. IntelliCheck™ works with our heavy duty stainless steel probe and any Apple iOS device. While you can’t control which foods may contain E. Coli, by taking some of the precautions mentioned above, you can make sure that it doesn’t affect you or your loved ones.

Tags: Food Safety
Category: Food Service

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