General Mills has announced a national recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All-Purpose Flour due to an E. coli risk.
Currently, only bags marked with a better if used by date of September 6, 2020.
General Mills says this recall is being issued out of an abundance of care after E. coli O26 was discovered during sampling of the five-pound bag product. The company has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product.
The FDA and CDC warns consumers to refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour. E. coli O26 is killed by heat through baking, frying, sautéing or boiling products made with flour. All surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.
Consumers are asked to check their pantries and dispose of the product affected by this recall. Consumers who have had to discard products covered by this recall may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103 or visit www.generalmills.com/flour.
Any consumers concerned about an illness should contact a physician. Anyone diagnosed by a physician as having an illness related to E. coli O26 is also urged to contact state and local public health authorities.