Product Recall: Gold Medal Flour (UPDATED 7/25/16)

Product Recall: Gold Medal Flour (UPDATED 7/25/16)

St. Louis, July 25, 2016 - Following a further expansion of General Mills' flour recall, Dierbergs Markets has now removed all lots of the products listed in the previous recall notice below due to the possibility of contamination with E. coli.

This action comes after four more confirmed illnesses connected with consumers reporting that they ate or handled uncooked dough or ate uncooked batter made with raw flour. No illnesses have been connected with flour that has been properly baked, cooked or handled.

Information on this recall from the initial May 31 media release to today's expansion can be found on General Mills' website.

Customers may return the affected product to any Dierbergs for a full refund.



St. Louis, May 31, 2016 (UPDATED July 1, 2016) - In response to a voluntary product recall by General Mills, Dierbergs Markets has removed the following products due to the possibility of contamination with E. coli:

Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour, 2 lb.
UPC: 16000-10710
Lot#: Original Recall - All / Expanded Recall - 15May2017KC to 24May2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC, 12JUN2017KC, 13JUN2017KC and 14JUN2017LC

Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour, 5 lb.
UPC: 16000-10610
Lot#: Original Recall - All / Expanded Recall - 15May2017KC to 24MAY2017KC

Gold Medal All-Purpose Unbleached Flour, 5 lb.
UPC: 16000-19610
Lot#: Original Recall - All / Expanded Recall - 19MAY2017KC to MAY242017KC, 11JUN2017KC and 12JUN2017KC

Gold Medal Self-Rising Flour, 2 lb.
UPC: 16000-11710
Lot#: Original Recall - All / Expanded Recall - 09AUG2016KC, 10AUG2016KC, 16AUG2016KC, 17AUG2016KC, 06SEP2016KC and 07SEP2016KC

Gold Medal Wondra Flour, 13.5 oz.
UPC: 16000-18980
Lot#: Original Recall - All / Expanded Recall - 23Feb2017KC and 24Feb2017KC

Products added in the expanded recall:

Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour, 10 lb.
UPC: 16000-10410
Lot#: 16MAY2017KC to 20MAY2W017KC and 05JUN2017KC

Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour Zip Pack, 4.25 lb.
UPC: 16000-12670
Lot#: 21MAY2017KC and 03JUN2017KC

Gold Medal Self-Rising Flour, 5 lb.
UPC: 16000-11610
Lot#: 10AUG2016KC and 11AUG2016KC

While attempting to track the cause of illnesses that took place across 20 states related to a specific type of E. coli (O121), the CDC found that approximately half of the individuals reported making something homemade with flour at some point prior to becoming ill. Some reported using a General Mills brand of flour. However, to date, E. coli O121 has not been found in any General Mills flour products or in the flour manufacturing facility, and the company has not been contacted directly by any consumer reporting confirmed illnesses related to these products. This recall is simply being made out of caution.

More information be found in the original recall notice and expanded recall notice on General Mills' website.

Customers may return the affected product to any Dierbergs for a full refund.