A nationwide flour recall was issued on Monday for specific five pound bags of Pillsbury flour.
The Federal Drug Administration alerted consumers to the recall via Twitter.
“Hometown Food Company announces voluntary recall on select Pillsbury Unbleached All Purpose Flour products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The flour products were sold through a limited number of retailers including Publix & Winn-Dixie. Do not eat,” USDA Food Safety tweeted out.
The recall impacts more than 12,000 cases of the product.
Salmonella is a bacteria that sickens about 1.2 million Americans and causes 450 deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Food is the source for the overwhelming majority of the infection, which typically causes diarrhea and fever.
Item Name: Pillsbury® Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 5Lb
Case Item Code: 0 5150022241 3
UPC Item Code: 0 5150022241 6
Lot Code: 8 292 or 8 293
BIUB Date: APR 19 2020 or APR 20 2020
As of March 8, there were no reports of illnesses tied to the recall.
“We apologize for the inconvenience this caused and are offering replacement coupons for your product,” Home Town Food Company wrote in a release. “Please call our 800 number (1 800-767-4466). We remain committed to producing the high-quality products you expect.”