General Mills Issues Flour Recall Following Discovery Of Salmonella

General Mills has issued a recall of its Gold Medal bleached and unbleached flour after discovering salmonella while sampling a 5-pound bag.
FILE: A view of the historic Gold Medal Flour mill in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
FILE: A view of the historic Gold Medal Flour mill in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — General Mills has issued a nationwide recall of its bleached and unbleached flour after discovering salmonella during a sampling of a 5-pound (2.3-kilogram) bag.

The company is recalling 2-, 5- and 10-pound (0.9-, 2.3- and 4.5-kilogram) bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached and Bleached All Purpose Flour with a “better if used by” date of March 27, 2024, and March 28, 2024, according to a notice posted Friday on its website.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say people should not consume raw products made with flour. Salmonella is killed by heat through baking, frying or boiling products made with flour.

General Mills is encouraging customers to check their pantries and dispose of any product affected by the recall. Customers who had to throw out products may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103.

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