The Food and Drug Administration has announced that Conagra Brands is recalling cake mixes due to possible salmonella contamination.  Conagra says an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control found salmonella in a sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix that could be linked to five cases of illness cause by the bacteria salmonella. The boxes of cake mix were sold nationwide.

From the FDA:

The FDA is investigating the manufacturing facility that made recalled Duncan Hines cake mixes.

FDA and the CDC informed Conagra Brands that a sample of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix that contained Salmonella Agbeni matched the Salmonella collected from ill persons reported to the CDC. This was determined through Whole Genome Sequencing, a type of DNA analysis.

Based on this information, Conagra Brands is working with FDA to proactively conduct a voluntary recall of Duncan Hines cake mixes from the market. The FDA is conducting an inspection at the Conagra Brands-owned manufacturing facility that produced the cake mixes. The FDA is also collecting environmental and product samples.

Recommendation:

Consumers should not bake with or eat the recalled product. Additionally, consumers should not eat uncooked batter, flour, or cake mix powder.

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