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Coli Found in Gold Medal Flour 5-Pound Bags

Coli Found in Gold Medal Flour 5-Pound Bags

A nationwide recall of Unbleached Flour five-pound bags of Gold Medal as a result of it might contain E. coli; published by General Mills.

The company mentioned the recalled bags have a “better if used by” date of Sept. 6, 2020. Only five-pound bags are affected. All other varieties of Gold Medal Flour aren’t affected.

The company mentioned the recall is being issued after E. coli O26 was discovered throughout sampling of the five-pound bags.

General Mills mentioned it had not obtained any direct consumer reports of confirmed diseases.

Back in January, the company issued a related nationwide flour recall for potential salmonella contamination within the five-pound bags.

Consumers are being requested to verify their pantries and throw away the recalled flour. General Mills may be contacted at 1-800-230-8103 or by visiting www.generalmills.com/flour.

The company also reminds consumers that flour shouldn’t be a “ready to eat” product and anything made with it have to be cooked or baked first and will not be eaten raw.

General Mills stated while most strains of E. coli are harmless, others, like O.coli O26, can be potentially lethal and cause diarrhea and dehydration.