More than 12,000 cases of the flour could be impacted. 

March 12, 2019 12:17 PM

Time to check your pantry—Hometown Food Company has issued a voluntary recall for Pillsbury Unbleached All Purpose Flour over fears of salmonella contamination.

USDA Food Safety tweeted on March 11 to spread news of the recall, announcing that roughly 12,185 cases of the flour are thought to have been contaminated. Customers should check the “best by” dates and lot codes on their packages to see if they belong to the impacted batch.

The recalled products have lot code 8 292, with a “Best If Used By” date of April 19, 2020, and 8 293 with a “Best If Used By” date of April 20, 2020.

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These cases are thought to have been distributed to a limited number of retailers, including Winn-Dixie and Publix grocery stores. Hometown Food Company and the impacted stores are urging customers not to consume the affected flour, and instead to throw it out or bring it back to the place of purchase for a refund. A representative for Pillsbury did not immediately respond for comment.

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The US FDA Twitter account used the news as a chance to remind to consumers to “never eat raw dough when making cookies. Flour, regardless of brand, can contain bacteria that cause disease.”

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