General Mills recalls Gold Medal unbleached flour

Posted at 4:21 PM, Jan 24, 2019
General Mills announced a voluntary national recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached Flour with a better if used by date of April 20, 2020.


MINNEAPOLIS – General Mills has announced a voluntary recall of five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour due to the possible presence of Salmonella. The recalled products have a “better if used by” date of April 20, 2020.

General Mills says the recall does not affect any other types of Gold Medal flour.

General Mills says the recall was issued out of an abundance of caution. The company says it has not had any confirmed reports of illness related to the product, but the presence of Salmonella was discovered during product sampling.

General Mills also reminds consumers that four is not a “ready to eat” ingredient, and that anything made with flour needs to be cooked or baked before eating.

Guidance from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control also warns customers not to consume any raw products made with flour.

Consumers should also wash all surfaces, hands, and utensils after they come into contact with flour or dough.

Symptoms of Salmonella in healthy people include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

This voluntary recall includes the following code date currently in stores or consumers’ pantries:
  • Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 5LB Flour
  • Package UPC: 000-16000-19610-0
  • Recalled Better if Used by Date: 20APR2020KC

Consumers should check their pantries, and dispose of this product if it is found. Customers can also contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103 or visit the company’s website.