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General Mills Recalls 5-Pound Bags Of Flour

Newsweek logo Newsweek 1/24/2019 Donica Phifer
a close up of a sign: General Mills has issued a recall for 5-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour, citing concerns over possible salmonella. The recall is for less than 100,000 bags with a use by date of April 20, 2020. © General Mills General Mills has issued a recall for 5-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour, citing concerns over possible salmonella. The recall is for less than 100,000 bags with a use by date of April 20, 2020.

A voluntary recall has been issued by General Mills, citing concern of salmonella contamination in the company's Gold Medal brand of flour. 

The recall impacts 5-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour with a better-if-used-by date of April 20, 2020. No other types of Gold Medal flour are included in the recall.

General Mills issued the recall on Wednesday, stating that the move was out "an abundance of care" as no reports of illness had yet been discovered in connection to the product.

According to the company's press release, the "potential prescence" of salmonella was discovered while testing the flour.

“Food safety is our top priority, and though we have not had any confirmed illnesses, we are voluntarily recalling this specific lot of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour to prevent potential illnesses,” said Jim Murphy, president of General Mills Meals and Baking Division. “This recall does not involve any other flour products, and we are continuing to educate consumers that flour is not a ‘ready to eat’ ingredient. Anything you make with flour must be cooked or baked before eating.”

Consumers are asked to check their pantries and dispose of the flour. Contaiminated bags will have the following printed on the bag: 

Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 5LB Flour Package

UPC 000-16000-19610-0

Recalled Better if Used by Date 20APR2020KC

Anyone who has had to throw the product away or who has additional questions may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103 or visit GeneralMills.com/Flour for more information, the statement said.

Individuals with salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The Centers for Disease Control says symptoms can last from four to seven days and will usually cease on their own. 

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