General Mills is recalling certain bags of Gold Medal Flour due to the possibility of salmonella. The company's announcement was posted on the US Food and Drug Administration website.
The company reported that Salmonella was found during a sample of the bag weighing 5 pounds.
General Mills has announced that the bags of 2, 5 and 10 pound bleached or unbleached flour are dated March 27, 2024 and March 28, 2024.
The company stated that 'all other types of Gold Medal flour are not affected' by the recall.
General Mills didn't immediately respond to CNN's inquiry regarding the recall.
According to the CDC, most flour is still raw and hasn't undergone any treatment to kill bacteria that can cause food poisoning. The bacteria that causes salmonella dies after it's been cooked or baked. However, people can still get sick from eating or tasting raw flour. The risk is also present in raw dough that's used to make crafts or play clay.
Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps within hours or even days after ingesting the bacteria. The majority of people recover after treatment, but they should see a doctor if their symptoms are severe or don't improve within a few days.