Hometown Food Company has issued a voluntary recall of Pillsbury flour. The recall, which affects over 12,000 cases of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour products is due to potential salmonella contamination. Representatives for Hometown Food Company, the manufacturer and marketer for the Pillsbury brand, did not immediately return Red Tricycle’s request for comment.
Anyone with baking supplies in the pantry should immediately check their products to see if it falls under the recalled lot codes. Keep reading to find out all the recall specifics.
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Recall Product Description: Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
About 12,185 cases of Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose Flour have been recalled. Each case contains about eight five-pound bags and was sold to primarily Southeast supermarkets, including Publix and Winn-Dixie.
Why It Was Recalled
Certain lots of Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose Flour products have been recalled due to potential salmonella contamination. Salmonella is a bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract and can cause flu-like symptoms including fever, nausea and stomach cramps.
How to Tell if Your Flour Is Part of the Recall
According to the USDA, products affected under the recall have lot codes of 8 292 and 8 293, with a “best if used by” date of April 19, 2020 and April 20, 2020.
What Parents Can Do
If you find your Pillsbury flour is a recalled product, absolutely do not use it. Either throw away the contaminated product or return to stores for a full refund.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has also taken the opportunity to remind consumers to never consume raw cookie dough due to the risk of contracting salmonella.
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