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Cake Mix Recall

With the holidays around the corner, people tend to increase the amount of baking that they do. To make these bake goods, people often used boxed mixes to help make the process easier. One kind of boxed mix that is popular is cake mix. Recently the food product maker, Duncan Hines, has issued a recall for four of their cake mixes following potential salmonella contamination.

After taking a retail sample of some Duncan Hines White Cake, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found salmonella. The company has not yet determined that the cake is linked to the outbreak of salmonella and the investigation remains ongoing. The company has decided to recall the cake mix and three other cake mixes as a precautionary measure.

The company has received some reports of people having consumed the cake products before becoming ill. Those who reported these incidents of illness may have consumed raw batter as well as baked. The Salmonella organism can cause serious and even fatal infections in children and the elderly. Healthy people who come in contact with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The varieties of cake that are included in the recall are:

  • Duncan Hines Classic White Cake 15.25 oz
  • Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake 15.25 oz
  • Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden Cake 15.25 oz
  • Duncan Hines Signature Confetti Cake 15.25 oz

If you own one of these cake mixes, you are encouraged not to make or consume them. Consumers will be able to return the mix to the store where it was originally purchased.


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