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Tue Sep 17, 2019, 09:17 AM

A heads up..recall Gold Medal Unbleached All-Purpose Flour..

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/gold-medal-unbleached-flour-recall-general-mills-recalls-120000-bags/ar-AAHoqTt?ocid=spartanntp

The voluntary recall is for bags with a "better if used by" date of September 6, 2020, according to a notice on the Food and Drug Administration website. The UPC is 000-16000-19610-0.

"The recall is being issued for the potential presence of E. coli O26 which was discovered during sampling of the five-pound bag product," General Mills said in a statement Monday. "This recall is being issued out of an abundance of care as General Mills has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product."

No other types of Gold Medal Flour are affected by the recall.

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Reply A heads up..recall Gold Medal Unbleached All-Purpose Flour.. (Original post)
asiliveandbreathe Sep 2019 OP
Hortensis Sep 2019 #1
Farmer-Rick Sep 2019 #2
Vinca Sep 2019 #3
Major Nikon Sep 2019 #4
Vinca Sep 2019 #6
Major Nikon Sep 2019 #7
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2019 #5

Response to asiliveandbreathe (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 09:21 AM

1. Thanks, AsI. I have a recipe calling specifically for unbleached,

and I'm out.

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 09:26 AM

2. Yikes. Glad I no longer eat flour.

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 01:57 PM

3. Buy King Arthur Flour. It's better anyway.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 11:49 PM

4. I doubt very many are buying 5 lb sacks of flour for home use

There can be significant differences in the protein content of different brands of flour. Which one is best depends on your application and preferences. Personally I like King Arthur Flour for yeast breads, but it can be significantly more expensive if itís not on sale, at least around where I live.

As far as being better as far as E. coli goes, King Arthur had a virtually identical recall earlier this year for the same reasons.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 06:53 AM

6. Guess I'm biased because I don't live too far from their main operation.

I can buy 1 lb. bags of all kinds of their flour at the local grocery as well as larger amounts. I've used it for decades and that's all I buy. Their bread flour is especially good and I'm a big fan of their white whole wheat.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 07:25 PM

7. King Arthur A/P flour has a high protein content

Flours milled in northern states tend to have high protein content vs those traditionally milled in the South which have low protein content. The difference can be dramatic. For instance, King Arthur A/P flour is almost 12% while White Lily is closer to 8%. This means that King Arthur is going to work better for yeast breads while White Lily works better for things like biscuits, quick breads, cakes, etc.

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 03:03 AM

5. If you're going to buy white flour, you should be buying unbleached.

I don't think I've bought bleached white flour in some 40 years.

And all of my flour right now is King Arthur.

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