General Mills recalling Gold Medal flour over salmonella concerns

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MINNEAPOLIS (WTHR) - General Mills is recalling Gold Medal flour over salmonella concerns.

The company announced the voluntary recall of five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour on Wednesday. The affected product has a package UPC of 000-16000-19610-0 and a "better if used by" date of April 20, 2020.

General Mills said the recall was "issued out of an abundance of care" after the potential presence of salmonella was discovered during sampling of the flour, but no reports of illnesses have been received from consumers.

“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,” Jim Murphy, president of General Mills Meals and Baking Division, said in a statement. “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.”

No other types of Gold Medal flour are affected by the recall.

If you have questions or had to discard products covered by the recall, contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103.

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