General Mills Corporate Office

General Mills Corporate Office Address

General Mills, Inc.
Number One General Mills Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426

Contact General Mills

Phone Number: (763) 764-7600
Fax Number: (763) 764-8330
Website: http://www.GeneralMills.com
Email: Email General Mills

Executives

CEO: Kendall J. Powell
CFO: Donal Leo Mulligan
COO: Christopher D. O'Leary

General Mills History

General Mills was originally founded in 1856 as the Minneapolis Milling Company by Robert Smith.

The name General Mills wasn’t adopted until 1928 when then named Washburn-Crosby merged with 26 other local mills.

In 1929, the company introduced Better Crocker coupons on the box tops of their products.

In 1965, the company acquired Rainbow Crafts, maker of Play-Doh.

In 1970, the company acquired Red Lobster, then only a 5 restaurant operation and expanded it nationwide.  In 1982, Olive Garden was created.  In 1995, the restaurants were spun off as a new company, Darden Restaurants.

In 2001, Pilsbury was acquired.

Today, General Mills produces many popular food brands including Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Totinos, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Cheerios & Lucky Charms.  In total, their portfolio is comprised of over 100 food brands.

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VP June 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm

I purchase Progresso soups regularly. This is the second time I find a fly in the soup. I will never purchase these soups again. The first time I thought it might of landed in the plate while I waited for my daughter to eat. This time, she needed help opening the can as my husband pulled the lid, he saw something black and asked that she verify what it was. She headed to finish opening it and took a spoon sure enough a fly. She began vomiting and was sick all afternoon. She never wants to eat this again.
I am very disgusted I thought they were good soups unfortunately I suggest that people no longer consume them. I would like some sort of compensation for the terrible experience my family has had. I still have the can of soup and pictures that I will share on the internet.

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Gerald Eubanks April 22, 2015 at 7:32 pm

We bought several boxes of Betty Crocker Brownie mix (Our favorite) and started noticing that they were unusually chewy and lumpy. We didn’t pay much attention at first thinking it was just lumps of dough that didn’t get mixed thoroughly. On the next to the last box, I noticed several small and a couple of large clumps of something semi solid but rubbery. We first thought it might have been plastic but we finally decided we simply couldn’t tell. I took a photo of the foreign matter and the barcode and other information located on the box that might have been pertinent. I then emailed this info to General Mills thinking they might be concerned but I never heard a word from them and the matter was forgotten.
Last night my wife opened the last box and made another batch of Brownies. You have to understand that she is a meticulous cook and a neat freak. There is no way she would allow anything foreign to get in her food when she prepares it. This is especially true since this was second time this happened on the previous box of brownies. We ate one piece each and didn’t notice anything foreign in it first (actually we weren’t looking for anything having already forgotten the previous incident). I do remember noticing a lump or two but didn’t give it much thought. Tonight, after dinner, we each had another brownie but this time we both chewed into something that felt foreign and gristly. I washed the pieces in the sink and they appeared to be some whitish gristly matter. We went through the remaining brownies and found even more large chunks. One piece seemed to have a puss pocket but was more likely an exposed bubble (I hope). Whatever it was, it was gross looking and I‘m not sure I will ever want to eat another brownie. I did have diarrhea later but my wife was didn’t so I’m hoping it was only a coincident.
I realize that foreign material sometimes gets into food products but I thought it significant that it happened with two packages. That might indicate the possibility that a large batch might be involved.
My question is, is this the correct place to report this type incident or should we report it to a consumer advocate group. This is the first incident (actually the second) we’ve had with a consumable product but I thought I should bring it to your attention.

Thanks for your consideration, Gerald Eubanks

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Phyllis Acord November 7, 2014 at 12:22 pm

My son sent off a birthday card printed on back of a box of Trix cereal
months ago to the rabbit . He was very excited about it becsuse it
promised him he would receive a gift packet from your company.
He waited for weeks standing daily at mail time and never got anything.
I realize you guys probably got lots of requests for this same priz
packet but i think its pretty crappy not to at least try to answer children
who are the major users of your cereal.. i contacted the company the fifteenth
day of Sept.2014 about this issue and was told the company failed
to order enough of these prizes because they miscalculated the
number of responses they’d get from doing this promotion!!
I know the rabbit isnt real but children are innocents and expect
things they are promised… im not buying anymore G M products til
this issue is addressed. Its not right to tell stories to kids. They
dont understand !!!

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Cathie schmitt October 1, 2014 at 11:25 am

I ate one of your chocolate fudge brownies last night and almost choke to death on a piece of plastic that was inside. I was lucky but a small child might not have been.

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mark fitch September 23, 2014 at 10:10 pm

I just want to say thanks for keeping America working. good job !!!!!!!!

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Linda Diamond April 24, 2014 at 3:14 pm

I have been eating the fiber bars for years and recently found that most of them now state 20% fiber not 35% fiber. Why? What happened?

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joseph bull February 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I have eaten almost solely Cherrios for breakfast for about 25 years.
No more.
Your decision to no longer use GM foods in this product was gutless.
Anyone with half a brain knows that every living thing has been genetically modified numerous times over the centuries. If you are not going to use GM material in your products just don’t make any edible products.
Henceforth I will avoid all General Mills products.

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Antoinette Biggs January 7, 2014 at 8:12 pm

A package of Betty Crocker White Chip Macadamia Nut Cookie mix has been found to be rancid. The expiration date is not until 12 March 2014. I have never had this happen before. The only numbers on the envelop that I found were: AV 2052 4. These number are very hard to read and I suggest that the format be more user friendly. I have saved the envelope with the “smell” if you wish that I mail it to you.

Thank you!

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Gary KOLSRUD January 4, 2014 at 12:15 pm

thanks to your announcement about not using gmo grains in your cheerios product I won’t be buying them anymore. It disheartening to see a big corporation capitulate to probably the likes of Ronnie Cummins who is a crackpot leading the cause to eliminate gmo grains for any food products

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V January 3, 2014 at 11:43 am

I bought eight boxes of General Mills Fiber One cereal because they had a promotional code inside the box. For every two codes, you get a free movie ticket. They all said “invalid code” once I entered them online. I called a customer service number found on the websites only to be told that there is nothing they can do about it.

I’m out of work so it would be a treat to bring my family to the movie theater for free. What should I do next?

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xaviea moore April 27, 2013 at 7:06 pm

I have been a fan of cinnamon toast crunch for years. I experiment with reciepes 3 Came to mind cinnamon toast icecream sandwich, icecream bar with sprinkled cinnamon simmalar to strawberry crunch bar but cinnamost toast is greater because the famous crunch,last a 6 oz cup of vanilla cream sealed clear plastic cap with cereal and a spoon cereal especially this should be eaten not only breakfast a better and healthier summer

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