MINNEAPOLIS (WTHR) – General Mills recalls gold medal over salmonella problems.
The company announced the voluntary recall of five pound bags of gold medal black color on Wednesday. The affected product has an UPC package of 000-16000-19610-0 and a "better if used by" date on April 20, 2020.
General Mills said the recall was "out of abundance of care" after the potential presence of salmonella was discovered during the sampling of the flour, but no reports of diseases have been received from consumers.
"Food safety is our top priority, and although we have not confirmed diseases, we voluntarily remind us of this particular mass of gold medal unbleached flour to prevent potential diseases," said Jim Murphy, president of General Mills Meals and Baking Division, in a statement. "This recall does not involve any other flour products, and we continue to educate consumers that flour is not a" ready-to-eat "ingredient. Everything you do with flour must be cooked or baked before eating."
No other type of gold medal is affected by recall.
If you have questions or had to discard the products covered by the recall, please contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1