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General Mills issues recall for unbleached flour due to potential Salmonella

General Mills has voluntary recalled their five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour due to a potential presence of Salmonella. (Photo Courtesy: General Mills)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., (WPBN/WGTU) — General Mills has announced a voluntary national recall of their five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour.

The recall is being issued for the potential presence of Salmonella, which was discovered during sampling of the five-pound bag product.

Product included in the recall has a "better if used by date of April 20, 2020."

General Mills issued the recall out of an abundance of care since they have not received any direct consumers reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product.

According to General Mills, all other types of Gold Medal Flour are not effected by the recall.

“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 advised to check their pantries and dispose of the product affected by the recall.

This voluntary recall includes the following code date currently in stores or consumers’ pantries:

Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 5LB Flour
Package UPC 000-16000-19610-0
Recalled Better if Used by Date 20APR2020KC

Consumers who have had to discard products covered by the recall may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103 or visits their website for more information.

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