The recalled bags of flour are marked with a “better-if-used-by date” of April 20, 2020, and a UPC of 000-16000-19610-0.
General Mills said the recall affects less than 100,000 bags of flour. The recall was issued after Salmonella was found during random sampling of this flour
No consumers have reported any illnesses linked to the recalled flour.
General Mills is asking anyone who bought the flour to throw it out or return it to the store for a refund.
Jim Murphy, president of the General Mills meals and baking division, also reminded consumers that flour must be cooked before being eaten to avoid food poisoning:
“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.”
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious food poisoning illnesses, although most healthy adults recover within 4-7 days. The symptoms typically include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever.