Pillsbury Issues A Recall On Bags Of Flour With Concerns Of Salmonella
Time to check those cupboards again. There is another recall. This time it is on bags of Pillsbury flour.
The recall was spurred by a concern that the packages might be contaminated with salmonella.
The packages that could be infected were five-pound bags of "Pillsbury Unbleached All Purpose Flour", all containing expiration dates of April 19, 2020, or April 20, 2020, and containing the lot numbers 8292 or 8293.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations, and 450 deaths in the United States every year.. Food is the source for the overwhelming majority of the infection, which typically causes diarrhea and fever.
This is a good reminder why you should never eat raw cookie dough. Along with the other ingredients in the dough, it could cause you to get very sick.
How could this happen in flour? According to Leslie Smoot, Ph.D., a senior advisor in FDA’s Office of Food Safety and a specialist in the microbiological safety of processed foods, "Flour is derived from a grain that comes directly from the field and typically is not treated to kill bacteria,”