General Mills Recalls Some Bags of Flour Due to Salmonella Risk

General Mills is remembering particular bags of its Gold Medal natural flour due to the fact that they might be polluted with Salmonella

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General Mills is remembering a few of its flour items due to the fact that they might be polluted with Salmonella, according to the business.

On Wednesday (Jan. 23), the business revealed that it is willingly remembering 5-lb. (2.26 kg) bags of its Gold Medal natural flour items that have a “much better if utilized by date” of April 20, 2020.

The recall was released after sample screening of the 5-lb. bag item spotted Salmonella, General Mills stated in a declaration Nevertheless, the business has actually not gotten any reports of disease connected to the remembered item.

” Food security is our leading concern, and though we have actually not had any validated health problems, we are willingly remembering this particular great deal of [flour] … to avoid possible health problems,” Jim Murphy, president of General Mills’ Meals and Baking Department, stated in the declaration.

The recall functions as a pointer that– to the discouragement of cookie dough enthusiasts all over– flour is not a “ready-to-eat” component “Anything you make with flour should be prepared or baked prior to consuming,” Murphy stated.

Individuals who purchased the remembered flour must dispose of the item and contact General Mills Customer Relations at 1-800-230-8103, or through the business site, for a replacement discount coupon.

Signs of Salmonella infection consist of diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps that happen in between 12 and 72 hours after infection, according to the Centers for Illness Control and Avoidance The disease typically lasts 4 to 7 days, and the majority of people recuperate without treatment. However in many cases, the diarrhea can be so extreme that the individual requires to be hospitalized.

In 2016, General Mills remembered 10 million pounds. of flour due to the fact that of issues that the item was related to a break out of E. coli

Initially released on Live Science