Flour Is Being Recalled Nationwide Due to Salmonella Contamination

General Mills is recalling bags of impacted Gold Medal flour, which were distributed to major retailers across the country, including Walmart, Kroger, and Publix.

From homemade cookies to breaded chicken, flour is a pantry staple in many homes. But if you recently purchased a new bag, you may need to toss it out. General Mills is recalling 2-, 5-, and 10-pound bags of its Gold Medal flour due to possible salmonella infantis contamination.  

The recall affects two date codes of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour in the 5- and 10-pound bags, as well as two date codes of Gold Medal Bleached All Purpose Flour in the 2- and 5-pound bags. According to the Food and Drug Administration, all other types of Gold Medal Flour are not affected by this recall.

The recall was issued after salmonella infantis was found while sampling the 5-pound bag product. The affected items were distributed nationwide to Walmart, Kroger, Publix, and other major retailers across the country.

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The FDA is urging consumers to check their pantries and dispose of the recalled product to avoid risk of salmonella infantis infection. The administration also states that consumers should refrain from eating any raw products made from flour, as salmonella infantis is killed by heat through baking, frying, sautéing, or boiling products made with flour. Additionally, all surfaces should be cleaned properly after contact with flour or dough.

Recalled Gold Medal Flour Products
Product  UPC Code  Use by Date
Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 5-lb Flour 000-16000-19610 27MAR2024 and 28MAR2024
Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 10-lb Flour 000-16000-19580 27MAR2024 and 28MAR2024
Gold Medal Bleached All Purpose 2-lb Flour 000-16000-10710 27MAR2024 and 28MAR2024
Gold Medal Bleached All Purpose 5-lb Flour 000-16000-10610 27MAR2024 and 28MAR2024

If you have ingested the product and are concerned about salmonella poisoning, symptoms range from nausea and diarrhea to fever and abdominal pains. Symptoms typically begin within six hours to six days after infection and last about four to seven days.

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