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General Mills Makes Startling Recall Announcement That Leaves Housewives Running For Their Pantry In Worry

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January 24, 2019

Calling all bakers!

General Mills has announced a major recall of their unbleached flour for fears of salmonella contamination. The major label announced the recall on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019.

The product being recalled is the 5 lb. Gold Medal unbleached flour bags with a best-if-used-by date of April 20, 2020. According to General Mills, the bacteria was discovered in a sample bag. The discovery has caused an involuntary recall out of “out of an abundance of care.”

General Mills assured the public that the product, “has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product.” While there have not been any recorded illnesses, it’s still crucial that consumers remove this product from their home as salmonella has been known to be a deadly bacteria.

According to Jim Murphy, the President of General Mills Meals and Baking Division, “Food safety is our [General Mills] top priority, and though we [General Mills] have not had any confirmed illnesses, we [General Mills] are voluntarily recalling this specific lot of Gold Medal unbleached flour to prevent potential illnesses.”

As of January 24th, only The Gold Medal unbleached flour 5 lb. bags are affected by this recall. Any other product is Gold Medal flour bag is excluded from this recall unless otherwise announced.

Consumers with the product have been encouraged to dispose of it. They may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103 or visit www.generalmills.com/flour for more information.

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