Popular baking brand Duncan Hines has just announced a voluntary recall of several of their products due to possible salmonella contamination. Conagra Brands – the brand’s parent company – is removing cake mixes from stores but asks consumers to check their purchases.
The CDC and FDA are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has made five people ill already, and a sample of white cake mix tested positive. The affected products have use by dates that range in the month of March 2019. Here is the listing:
- Duncan Hines Classic White Cake (UPC: 644209307500)
- Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake (UPC: 644209307494)
- Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden Cake (UPC: 644209307593)
- Duncan Hines Signature Confetti Cake (UPC: 644209414550)
As a precautionary measure, Duncan Hines is recalling the items that were produced during the same time frame. Authorities urge consumers not to eat the mixes – whether raw or cooked – and to either discard the items or return them to the store.
In their statement, the FDA said that while it is unclear if the cake mix itself is tainted, it is possible that those who became ill consumed the product raw. Eating foods that contain raw ingredients such as eggs may increase the risk of illness. Symptoms of salmonella include abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, and vomiting.
Anyone with questions about the recall can contact the company’s customer care team by calling 888.299.7646 or by visiting www.duncanhines.com.
Do you have any of these products in your pantry? Were you already aware of the recall?