3 E. coli cases in Chicago-area linked to recalled flour

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CHICAGO — Three people in the Chicago area are among those across the country who have gotten sick from E. coli linked to General Mills flour.

The illnesses occurred in Chicago, suburban Cook County and McHenry County, the Chicago Tribune reports. A fourth Illinois case was reported in Brown County, in western Illinois.

In total, 38 people have been sickened in 20 states since December.

Earlier this week, General Mills announced a recall for 10 million pounds of flour, including several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour. Here are the six SKUs (stock keeping units or UPC codes) of flour varieties affected:

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You can visit this page to ask additional questions of or call General Mills at 1-800-230-8103.