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Gold Medal flour recalled over E. coli concerns

General Mills has recalled 5lb bags of their Gold Medal All Purpose Flour due to a possible E. coli O26 contamination. The Better if Used by Date for the flour recalled is September 6, 2020, and right now this is the only flour product being recalled by General Mills.

Not all strains of E. coli will make you sick, but E. coli O26 is one of the strains that’s harmful. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, O26 can cause bloody diarrhea & dehydration, and is a “potentially deadly bacterium”. Anyone with a weakened immune system is most at risk. THose with weakened immune systems usually include young children and the elderly.

If you believe you’ve contracted E. coli O26, you should seek immediate medical attention. Those that experience E. Coli symptoms are also encouraged to “contact state and local public health authorities.” Customers that purchased the recalled flour should return it to their retailer for a refund. If you have questions and would like to contact General Mills, you can reach them by phone at 1-800-230-8103.


Recalled Flour:

Package UPC - 016000 196100

Recalled Better if Used by Date - 06SEP2020KC


To read the full recall from the FDA's website, click here: