Several Betty Crocker cake mixes sold in North America have been recalled by General Mills, Inc. Minneapolis, because of possible contamination with E. coli. The company states that "out of an abundance of caution," two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix sold in the U.S. and one flavor sold in Canada have been added to its previously announced flour recall from July 1. No illnesses reported to date have been connected to the cake mixes and no other General Mills or Betty Crocker mixes are included in the recall.
Two flavors of cake mix – Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix (called Betty Crocker Super Moist Rainbow Bit Cake Mix in Canada) and Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix − have been added to the recall. A General Mills supplier used Wondra flour implicated in the July 1, recall to manufacture the flavor chips (or bits) used in the two recalled cake mix flavors. General Mills says it continues to collaborate with health officials to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 connected to several brands of its flour. A full list of the products included in the flour recall can be found at www.generalmills.com/flour.
The action followed by two days a recall by Continental Mills of Krusteaz blueberry pancake mix. The Krusteaz recall was issued because the blueberry nuggets were prepared with a small amount of General Mills flour.
Customers were asked to remove affected bags from their shelves and to destroy them.