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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that flour from the General Mills plant in Kansas City is the likely source of a current E. coli outbreak. According to a report in The Kansas City Star, the CDC’s announcement came one day after General Mills announced a voluntary recall of ten-million pounds of flour over possible E. coli contamination on Tuesday. CDC officials say the Food and Drug Administration and state agencies have been investigating the outbreak since the beginning of the year. As of Wednesday, the E. coli outbreak has affected nearly 40 people in 20 states, but the CDC says that none of the bacteria has been found during testing of flour samples.