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Salmonella Concerns Spark General Mills’ Gold Medal Flour Recall

May 1 , 2023 | By Kali Girl

General Mills has voluntarily recalled its Gold Medal flour due to the possible presence of salmonella, the company announced on Friday, reports CBS News. The recall affects 2, 5, and 10-pound bags of both bleached and unbleached all-purpose flour, which have “better if used by” dates of March 27, 2024, and March 28, 2024, as confirmed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

This decision was made following the discovery of salmonella infantis during testing of a five-pound bag of flour.

General Mills advises individuals who have purchased flour covered by the recall guidelines to dispose of it immediately. Consumers may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103 for more information.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Salmonella infantis infection can cause nausea, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pains. Symptoms start six hours to six days after infection and last four to seven days.

In an investigation notice in late March, the CDC said that flour is believed to be the source of a multi-state salmonella outbreak.

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