Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose 5 lb Flour has been voluntarily recalled by parent company, Hometown Food Company. The company initiated a limited, voluntary recall on two lots of the flour due to possible Salmonella contamination. 

According to the company, two specific lot codes may be contaminated. Roughly 12,245 cases of impacted Pillsbury® Unbleached All Purpose Flour product were distributed through a limited number of retailers and distributors nationwide, stated the company.  Only Best If Used By Dates APR 19 2020 and APR 20 2020 are impacted.

Product affected by the recall are as follows:

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Item Name
Case Item Code UPC Item Code Lot Code BIUB Date
Pillsbury® Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 
0 5150022241 3 0 5150022241 6 8 292 APR 19 2020
Pillsbury® Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 
0 5150022241 3 0 5150022241 6 8 293 APR 20 2020

In a press release, the company states that flour is made from wheat that is minimally processed and should not be considered a ready-to-eat product. It is an ingredient for baked, fried, and cooked products, and these heating processes ensure the safety of flour with proper handling, they said. The company advises that all surfaces and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or uncooked dough or batter and that consumers should wash their hands after handling flour or uncooked dough or batter. Consumers should not eat uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour, they said. 

The product is being recalled out of caution and, according to the company, there have been no reports of any illness. However, if you think you became sick from a food containing flour as an ingredient, please call your healthcare provider, they advised. Other "Best if Used Dates" are not affected by this recall. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased. 

"We apologize for the inconvenience this caused and are offering replacement coupons for your product", said company officials. "Please call our 800 number (1-800-767-4466). We remain committed to producing the high-quality products you expect".


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