If you like to have your pancakes and eat them too, you may not like to hear that there may be potential E. coli in your favorite pancake mix. Continental Mills decided has recalled 10 million pounds of blueberry pancake mix after 38 people became sick in 20 states.
General Mills also found links of the outbreak in the raw flour it produces and has recalled certain flour products after a multistate contamination.
According to ABCNews.com, Continental Mills announced Friday that is is recalling specific lots of Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix manufactured from April 2016 to June 2016. Unaffiliated with General Mills, the company has used some of the flour products recalled by General Mills in certain blueberry pancake mixes. Some of the mix “is made with a small percentage of affected flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121,” Continental Mills said in a statement.
Although Continental Mills couldn't find evidence linking the illnesses to the pancake mix, Continental Mills' president Andy Heily said, "The quality and safety of our products is of the utmost importance, and we are doing everything possible to ensure our customers have all of the pertinent information."
So before you decide to make your regular Sunday pancake breakfast, the following pancake mixes are being recalled: Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix, 28 ounce carton, with best-by dates 3/30/2018 to 6/16/2018 and the universal product code 041449001289, and Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix, 3.5 pound bag, with best-by dates 4/27/2018 to 4/28/2018 and the UPC 041449001487.
If you have purchased any of these products, the company is advising you to throw away the boxes and contact Continental Mills for a refund at 1-800-457-7744. More information on the recall can be found at here.