Pillsbury recalls flour on salmonella concerns

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Pillsbury flour recalled over possible salmonella contamination

The Hometown Food Company has announced a recall for its Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose 5-pound Flour product over concerns about potential salmonella contamination.

The parent company of Pillsbury Co. has issued a voluntary recall for 5-pound bags of flour because of concerns the flour may be contaminated with salmonella.

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Hometown Food Co. said late last week that roughly “12,245 cases of impacted Pillsbury Unbleached All Purpose Flour product were distributed through a limited number of retailers and distributors nationwide.”

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There have been no reported cases of salmonella, which has symptoms of diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain and sometimes vomiting.

The UPC codes of the recalled flour are 0 5150022241 6. The products have a best-if-used-by date of April 19 and April 20.

“Consumers should wash their hands after handling flour or uncooked dough or batter,” Hometown Food said in a statement. “Consumers should not eat uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour. If you think you became sick from a food containing flour as an ingredient, please call your healthcare provider.”

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Retail customers may call 800-767-4466 for more information, Hometown Food said.