General Mills is voluntarily recalling their Gold Medal Unbleached Flour due to a salmonella risk.  The recall was issued after the company’s flour tested positive for salmonella during a sampling of the product. The recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution.

This recall only affects one date code of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour five-pound bags.  All other types of Gold Medal Flour are not affected by this recall.

The Recalled Product:

Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 5LB Flour

Package UPC 000-16000-19610-0

Recalled Better if Used by Date 20APR2020KC

If you have any of the recalled flour product, throw it away and contact General Mills here for a replacement coupon.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause a serious infection. Symptoms typically begin to occur 12-72 hours after consumption. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.  The elderly, children and those with weak immune systems can have serious and even fatal complications.  

So far, no one has become ill due to the consumption of these products.

Recovering compensation after an injury or illness from a defective product

If you can prove that your food poisoning or food related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.

A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you know have been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.

Source: nbcnews.com, “General Mills Gold Medal Unbleached Flour recalled over salmonella fears”