Four types of Duncan Hines cake mixes are being recalled due to possible contamination with salmonella, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.
Conagra Foods, the makers of the cake mix, issued a voluntary recall on Monday after a retail sample taken from their Classic White cake mix tested positive for salmonella. The FDA says that the contamination may be linked to the larger outbreak of salmonella currently being investigated by the CDC and FDA.
The four cake mixes being voluntarily recalled by Duncan Hines include Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti, and Classic Yellow. The “Best If Used By Dates” for these products range between March 7, 2019, and March 13, 2019. For more information on the recalled products, click here.
Five illnesses due to Salmonella are currently being investigated as part of the recall. All cake mixes in the recall were distributed for retail sale across the U.S. Conagra and the FDA says that no other products have been affected by this recall.
Consumers who purchased the items currently under recall are advised to not consume the product and immediately return them to the place of purchase. Conagra says they are working with officials to ensure that all recalled products are removed from store shelves.
Any questions can be directed to the Duncan Hines consumer care team at 1-888-299-7646 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm or by visiting duncanhines.com.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.