Affected packages of Gold Medal Flour are those that feature a better-if-used-by date of February 20, 2020, and a UPC of 000-16000-19610, the company said in a recall notice issued Wednesday. The recall only affects about 100,000 packages total, the company said.

Anyone who purchased Gold Medal Flour affected by the recall should not use it, and either discard it immediately or return to the point of purchase for a refund.

Anyone who has a bag of the affected flour should throw it out, the company said.

“Food safety is our top priority, and though we have not had any confirmed illnesses, we are voluntarily recalling this specific lot of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour to prevent potential illnesses,” Jim Murphy, president of the General Mills meals and baking division, said in a statement. “We are continuing to educate consumers that flour is not a ‘ready to eat’ ingredient. Anything you make with flour must be cooked or baked before eating.”

To date, General Mills has no reports of any salmonella illnesses or other adverse events linked to the recall.


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