Hometown Food Company, parent company of Pillsbury Co., just announced a voluntary recall on select packages of Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose Flour. These products could potentially be contaminated with salmonella, and were sold at retailers like Publix and Winn-Dixie.

The potentially contaminated packages are five-pound bags of all-purpose flour with “Best By” dates of April 19, 2020 and April 20, 2020. If you have one of these products, you should bring it to your local grocery store for a full refund, or dispose of it immediately.

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This is the second time this year flour has been recalled for possibly being contaminated with salmonella, as General Mills recalled select flour products in January. Pillsbury’s website has provided advice for consumers about the dangers of consuming raw flour.

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“Flour is made with wheat that is grown outdoors where bacteria may be present,” the website said.  

“Uncooked dough or batter made with raw flour should not be consumed. Flour 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 the flour with proper handling.”

We will keep you up to date with the latest information on this, and other food recalls as it is provided. Until then, Winn-Dixie says those with questions about the recall can contact the Southeastern Grocers Customer Call Center 866-946-6349. Publix shoppers can call 1-800-242-1227 for more information.

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