General Mills Recalls Four Gold Medal Unbleached, Bleached All Purpose Flour Varieties Dated March 27-28 - 5/2/23

Company Announcement Date: April 28, 2023
FDA Publish Date: April 28, 2023
Product Type: Food & Beverages, Bakery Product/Mix, Foodborne Illness
Reason for Announcement: Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
Company Name: General Mills
Brand Name: Gold Medal
Product Description: All Purpose Flour, bleached and unbleached

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – General Mills announced a voluntary national recall of two-, five- and 10-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached and Bleached All Purpose Flour with a “better if used by” date of March 27, 2024, and March 28, 2024. The recall is being issued for the potential presence of Salmonella Infantis, which was discovered during sampling of the five-pound bag product.

This recall affects two date codes of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour in the five- and ten pound bags and two date codes of Gold Medal Bleached All Purpose Flour in the two- and five-pound bags. All other types of Gold Medal Flour are not affected by this recall.

Consumers should check their pantries and dispose of the product affected by this recall. Consumers who have discarded products covered by this recall may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-800-230-8103.

Guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour.

Salmonella Infantis is killed by heat through baking, frying, sautéing, or boiling products made with flour. All surfaces, hands, and utensils should be cleaned properly after contact with flour or dough.

This voluntary recall includes the following code dates currently in stores or consumers’ pantries:

  • Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 5LB Flour
    • UPC: 000-16000-19610
    • Best By Date: March 27-28, 2024
  • Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 10LB Flour
    • UPC: 000-16000-19580
    • Best By Date: March 27-28, 2024
  • Gold Medal Bleached All Purpose 2LB Flour
    • UPC: 000-16000-10710
    • Best By Date: March 27-28, 2024
  • Gold Medal Bleached All Purpose 5LB Flour
    • UPC: 000-16000-10610
    • Best By Date: March 27-28, 2024

Healthy people infected with Salmonella Infantis often experience nausea, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pains. The CDC estimates there are 1.2 million cases annually in the U.S. Typically, symptoms start within six hours to six days after infection and last four to seven days. Any consumers concerned about an illness should contact a physician. Read more on the FDA website.


*We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
*We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
*ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
*For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.

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