Suspected Salmonella Causes Gold Medal Flour Recall

salmonellaSalmonella potentially found present in Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour has resulted in a national recall by General Mills on Jan. 23, 2019. The recalled flour is 5-pound bags with the Better if Used by Date of April 20, 2020, with the UPC 000-16000-19610-0.

salmonellaAccording to the General Mills website, “The potential presence is the reason for this recall. Possible traces of salmonella was found while  sampling of the 5-pound bags of flour.”

The FDA website commends the recall. Furthermore, the website states the company is acting out of extreme care and concern for its customers.

None of the other selections or lots of Gold Medal Flour included in this recall. Anyone with the recalled flower is being asked to dispose of it and contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103 or go to the webpage set up for the recall; www.generalmills.com/flour.

The company found nothing that confirmed any illness, still, our highest priority is food safety. The identified portions of Gold Medal Unbleached flour is being recalled of our own accord,  President Jim Murphy of the General Mills Meals and Baked Division said.

The packages involved are the only ones known to be affected, and the consumption of uncooked flour is not to be considered as a ready-to-eat product, said Murphy. He continued to give awareness that anything made with it must be cooked.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said salmonella affects nearly 1.2 million Americans a year. Symptoms of an infected person typically begin within 12-72 hours. The effects of which are vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and stomach aches. Some sufferers of salmonella get diarrhea extreme enough for hospitalization. The elderly, infants and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

Written By Tray Dingle
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware

Source:

Idaho Statesmen: Gold Medal Unbleached Flour recalled after ‘potential presence of salmonella’ found
FDA: General Mills Recalls Five Pound Bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour
CDC: What is Salmonella?

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