General Mills Flour Recall
It's time to check your kitchen because there's a new recall that could impact your health. Before you start getting into the swing of holiday baking, check the flour in your pantry, General Mills has issued a recall of some five-pound bags of flour over E. coli contamination, reports many publications including USA Today.
While there haven't been any consumer reports of sickness, General Mills is recalling five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All-Purpose Flour with a "better if used by" date of September 6th, 2020." The entire recall is said to be up to 600,000 pounds of Gold Medal Flour. If you have any questions, General Mills has set up this number to answer your questions. The number is 1-800-230-8103. Or you can go to this website https://www.generalmills.com/flour.
The article from USA Today states reports that the Center for Disease Control says that symptoms of ecoli are the following: severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting can result after five to seven days.
The FDA also wants to remind you that flour isn't considered "a ready to eat product" since flour can contain raw bacteria. Between the flour and raw eggs, how is a person suppose to enjoy some raw cookie dough? Have you ever tried eating raw flour? Did you like it? Have you ever thought about raw flour being kind of dangerous to eat?