Food giant Conagra Brands recalls 2.4 million cans of its Duncan Hines cake mix, with federal healthcare professionals warning that a number of the popular product tested positive for salmonella.
Disease Control and Prevention Centers have received reports of Five Diseases Related to Duncan Hines, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Reports of additional diseases are expected due to the time between when a disease occurs and when the CDC receives confirmed laboratory results.
"The FDA is investigating the manufacturing facility that recalled Duncan Hines cookie mixes," a message published late Monday of the agency stated. "The FDA and CDC informed Conagra Brands that a selection of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix containing Salmonella Agbeni was consistent with Salmonella collected from sick individuals reported to CDC. This was determined through Whole Genome Sequencing, a type of DNA analysis." [1
CDC interviews people sick of salmonella bacteria to determine if they had eaten Duncan Hines confectionery before they became ill. "Several of the individuals reported eating a confectionery at a time before they became sick, and some may have used these products raw and not baked," claimed recall.
Consumers were warned not to bake with or consume recalled mixtures, distributed to retailers nationwide and to some international export markets. The recalled mixes include: 15.25-ounce Duncan Hines Classic White Cake, 15.25-ounces Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake, 15.25 ounces Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden Cake and 15.25 ounce Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden Cake. Everyone has expiration dates, March 7, 2019 until March 13, 2019.
"Although this product is not related to the outbreak and the investigation is still underway, Conagra has decided to voluntarily revoke the specific Duncan Hines range identified , Classic White, and three other variants – Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow – made in the same time out of an abundance of caution, says the recall.
Consumers with questions can call Conagra at 888-299-7646 or visit
Conagra said in June that it would purchase the Pinnacle Foods – Chicago company behind the Duncan Hines brand –. Conagra, whose wide Range of products includes Orville Redenbacher and Chef Boyardee, generating nearly $ 8 billion in annual sales.
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