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State official says throw out any flour related to the E. coli outbreak

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A 20-state E. coli outbreak has sickened more than three dozen people, including four from Michigan. Two people in Michigan ended up in the hospital.  

Baking flour is the suspected source of the E. coli.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture's Jennifer Holton says nine varieties of Gold Medal and Signature brand flour are being recalled.

“Grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores … anywhere this product might possibly be sold, our food inspectors are out and about, we’re going to be looking to make sure those products are off the shelves,” says Holton.

Holton says Michiganders should throw out any flour that’s part of the recall.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.