Check your pantry right now—because there’s been a major Gold Medal Flour recall. On Jan. 23, General Mills voluntarily recalled 5-pound bags of the Gold Medal Unbleached Flour due to Salmonella concerns.

President of General Mills Meals and Baking Division, Jim Murphy, said in a media statement, “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.” Read on to find out if the flour in your kitchen cupboard is part of the current recall.

Recall Description: Gold Medal Unbleached Flour

The recent General Mills recall only includes Gold Medal brand unbleached flour in 5-pound bags with the “better if used by” date of Apr. 20, 2020. Gold Medal Flour products with other use by dates are not part of the recall at this time.

Why the Flour Was Recalled

While there are no consumer complaints or illnesses attributed to the flour, General Mills did discover the presence of Salmonella during routine testing of the product. The company voluntarily recalled the 5-pound bags out of an “abundance of care.”

How to Tell If Your Flour Is Part of the Recall

The affected 5-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour have the “better if used by” date of Apr. 20, 2020 (printed on the package as 20APR2020KC) and package UPC 000-16000-19610-0.

What Parents Can Do

Don’t use the flour and throw it out immediately. Visit General Mills’ website here to get a replacement coupon or call Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103.

—Erica Loop

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