General Mills Recalls Four Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour Varieties March 27 and 28. 2023

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–General Mills has announced a voluntary recall of two-, five-, and ten-pound packages of its Gold Medal Unbleached and Bleached All-Purpose Flour with “best if used by” dates of March 27, 2024, and March 28, 2024. The five-pound bag product is being recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella Infantis, which was discovered during sampling.

Two date codes of Gold Medal Unbleached All-Purpose Flour in the five- and ten-pound bags and two date codes of Gold Medal Bleached All-Purpose Flour in the two- and five-pound bags are affected by this recall. None of the other varieties of Gold Medal Flour are affected by this recall.

Consumers are instructed to examine their pantries and discard the affected product. Consumers who have discarded recalled products may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise consumers not to consume any flour-based uncooked products. By baking, frying, sautéing, or simmering flour-based products, the pathogen Salmonella Infantis is destroyed. After contact with flour or dough, all surfaces, hands, and implements should be thoroughly cleaned.

These code dates are currently in stores and customers’ pantries:

Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 5LB Flour
Package UPC000-16000-19610
Recalled Better if Used by Date27MAR2024 and 28MAR2024
 Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 10LB Flour
Package UPC000-16000-19580
Recalled Better if Used by Date27MAR2024 and 28MAR2024
 Gold Medal Bleached All Purpose 2LB Flour
Package UPC000-16000-10710
Recalled Better if Used by Date27MAR2024 and 28MAR2024
 Gold Medal Bleached All Purpose 5LB Flour
Package UPC000-16000-10610
Recalled Better if Used by Date27MAR2024 and 28MAR2024

Infected healthy individuals with the bacterium Salmonella Infantis frequently experience nausea, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. The CDC estimates that there are 1,2 million cases per year in the United States. Generally, symptoms appear between six hours and six days after infection and last between four and seven days. Any consumer who is apprehensive about a disease should consult a doctor.

About General Mills

General Mills produces the world’s favorite foods. The company’s Accelerate strategy aims to increase shareholder value by developing its brands with audacity, innovating relentlessly, unleashing its scale, and standing for good. Among its portfolio of well-known brands are Cheerios, Nature Valley, Blue Buffalo, Haagen-Dazs, Old El Paso, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Annie’s, Wanchai Ferry, and Yoki, among others. General Mills, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, generated $19.0 billion in net revenues during fiscal year 2022. In addition, the company’s share of the net sales of non-consolidated joint ventures totaled $1.1 billion.

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