Over 600,000 Pounds of Flour Were Just Recalled Due to Possible E. coli

updated Sep 18, 2019
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Before you start baking, check your pantry. General Mills’ Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour, which is super, super common in people’s homes for baking purposes, has been recalled due to potential E. coli risk.  

It’s not on all flours or other products though, so pay attention to the details on the bag in your pantry before throwing it in the garbage. If you got a five-pound pack that says “Premium Quality Since 1980” and has a use-by date of Sept. 6, bad news for you — it’s no good. As explained by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), General Mills saw E. coli when performing a quality control check.

If you did purchase one of these 200,000 five-pound bags with the set date, toss ASAP and head to the grocery store to pick up a new batch of flour. Luckily, no contamination or sickness reports have been recorded, and we’re hoping it stays that way.

As for price, don’t worry, you can get reimbursed for the $5 product by calling General Mills Consumer Relations for a replacement at 1-800-230-8103 or visiting the website www.generalmills.com/flour to put in a request. 

Once you’ve got your new flour, whip up some fresh chocolate chip cookies to get rid of all the stress! (And also just because…)