MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — General Mills is voluntarily recalling 5-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached after Salmonella was detected during the sampling of the product.

This voluntary recall includes the following code date currently in stores or consumers’ pantries:

• Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 5LB Flour

• Package UPC 000-16000-19610-0

• Recalled Better if Used by Date 20APR2020KC

The recall only affects this one date code of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour 5-pound bags. All other types of Gold Medal are not affected by this recall.

“Food safety is our top priority, and though we have not had any confirmed illnesses, we are voluntarily recalling this specific lot of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour to prevent potential illnesses,” said Jim Murphy, president of General Mills Meals and Baking Division. “This recall does not involve any other flour products, and we are continuing to educate consumers that flour is not a ‘ready to eat’ ingredient. Anything you make with flour must be cooked or baked before eating.”

General Mills is asking consumers to check their pantries and dispose of the affected product by this recall.