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At Big Y, our goal is to exceed our customers' evolving expectations by constantly seeking better ways to create and deliver World Class service and value. This makes food safety a priority for us. We maintain the highest standards of performance in all areas of our World Class Markets especially when it comes to the well-being of our community.

Gold Medal Unbleached Flour Recall

January 24th, 2019

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General Mills announced today a national recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour with a better if used by date of April 20, 2020. The recall is being issued for the potential presence of Salmonella which was discovered during sampling of the five-pound bag product. This recall is being issued out of an abundance of care as General Mills has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product.

This recall only affects this one date code of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour five-pound bags. All other types of Gold Medal Flour are not affected by this recall.

Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.  Salmonella 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.

If you have any of the products listed below, they should be thrown away or returned to your local Big Y for a full refund.

Product Name

UPC

Size

Best By Dates

Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour 5LB 1600019610 80 oz April 20, 2020

Consumers with questions may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103 or visit www.generalmills.com/flour.


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