November 5, 2018: Duncan Hines Recall For Cake Mixes Due To Potential Salmonella Contamination

Duncan Hines Recall

Conagra Brands has issued a recall for specfic varieties its cake mixes including Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti, and Classic Yellow mixes, because the products may be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. The Duncan Hines recall was initiated after the FDA and the CDC informed Conagra that a sample the company’s Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix had tested positive for a Salmonella Agbeni strain that matched the Salmonella strain isolated from ill persons.

Outbreak Information – Total Illnesses

The CDC is currently investigating five illnesses of Salmonella Agbeni with the same DNA fingerprint as the Salmonella identified in Duncan Hines cake mix. Epidemiologic information is still being collected to determine if these illnesses are linked to recalled cake mix.

Duncan Hines Recall – Product Information

Duncan Hines Recall

  • Product Description & Brand: Duncan Hines Classic White Cake 15.25oz
    Product UPC: 644209307500
    Best If Used By Dates: MAR 7 2019, MAR 8 2019, MAR 9 2019, MAR 10 2019, MAR 12 2019, MAR 13 2019
  • Product Description & Brand: Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake 15.25oz
    Product UPC: 644209307494
    Best If Used By Dates: MAR 9 2019, MAR 10 2019, MAR 12 2019, MAR 13 2019
  • Product Description & Brand: Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden Cake 15.25oz.
    Product UPC: 644209307593
    Best If Used By Dates: MAR 7 2019, MAR 8 2019, MAR 9 2019
  • Product Description & Brand: Duncan Hines Signature Confetti Cake 15.25oz.
    Product UPC: 644209414550
    Best If Used By Dates: MAR 12 2019, MAR 13 2019

FDA Recommendations

The FDA has cautioned that consumers should not bake with, or eat the cake mixes included in the Duncan Hines recall. Additionally, consumers should not eat uncooked batter, flour, or cake mix powder; and are reminded to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw batter products.

Symptoms of Salmonella

Symptoms of Salmonella infection may include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after they become infected. In some cases, the diarrhea may be so severe that hospitalization is required. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream and then to other body sites, and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.

The FDA cautioned that young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune system are the most vulnerable stating that “Children are the most likely to get salmonellosis. The rate of diagnosed infections in children less than five years old is higher than the rate in all other people. Children younger than five, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have severe infections. It is estimated that approximately 400 persons in the United States die each year with acute salmonellosis.”

Salmonella Food Poisoning Diagnosis

If you suspect that you have contracted Salmonella or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Salmonella infection. Let your doctor know that you have consumed or handled the recalled cake mixes.

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The Weinberg Law Firm represents victims of Salmonella food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with salmonellosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. You can also submit the easy-to–use free legal case evaluation form found on this page.