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General Mills issues national recall for bags of Gold Medal flour

There's a risk of a specific product containing a strain of E. coli.
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Minnesota-based General Mills has issued a national recall for 5-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour because of a potential E. coli threat. 

The recall is for bags with a better if used by date of September 6, 2020. 

General Mills hasn't received any reports of illness from the affected flour, with the recall being issued out an "abundance of caution." And the recall only affects 5-pound bags of the aforementioned product. All other flour products are safe. 

The strain of E. coli that could be in the affected bags of flour contains a "potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration, according to the recall notice from the Food and Drug Administration. 

Anyone with such symptoms should contact a doctor right away, and anyone whose physician links their illness to the E. coli O26 strain should contact state and local public health officials. 

  • The better if used by date on the package: 06SEP2020KC
  • The UPC code on the package: 016000 196100

Anyone with an impacted bag of flour should throw it out immediately. Customers can contact General Mills by calling 1-800-230-8103 or go online here

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