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General Mills recalls Gold Medal flour over salmonella concerns

May 1, 2023 – General Mills is recalling several package sizes of its Gold Medal flour because it might be contaminated with the bacteria Salmonella.

The company announced On Friday, it was announced that the recall includes 2-pound, 5-pound and 10-pound bags of Gold Medal unbleached and bleached all-purpose flour with specific expiration dates printed on the luggage. The expiration dates are March 27, 2024 and March 28, 2024. No other Gold Medal flour products are affected by the recall.

The company urged all owners of affected products to eliminate them and offered a toll-free number to talk to the corporate's customer support team at 800-230-8103.

The company stated that salmonella was discovered when sampling the product within the 5-pound bag.

The FDA Posted General Mills' voluntary recall notice on the federal government's recall website. It is unclear whether the recall is said to the CDC's warning in March of a outbreak There were 12 cases of Salmonella illness. Some of those cases were linked to the consumption of raw flour in dough or cookie dough. The 12 cases spanned 11 states, and three people were hospitalized.

Salmonella infection may cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain. Symptoms typically appear as soon as 6 hours or as late as 6 days after infection. Symptoms can last 4 to 7 days. Salmonella bacteria are killed by heat from products made with flour, General Mills noted in its recall notice, adding that “all surfaces, hands and utensils should be thoroughly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.”