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Is this flour safe to use?

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BakingNow

Is this flour safe to use?

I bought a 25-lb. bag of all-purpose flour.  I didn't realize until I got it home that it had a small box cut in it, that went through the bag, so the bag had a slight opening in it.  Is it safe to use, or should I just purchase more flour?

Floydm's picture
Floydm

No one here can guarantee it is safe but I can tell you that, without a doubt, unless I spotted mouse dropped or some other obvious sign of contamination, I would just use it.

Artur77's picture
Artur77

Most likely the mouse visited flour, I would not advise using it.