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Duncan Hines cake mix recall: FDA probes salmonella risk

The food giant Conagra Brands recalls 2.4 million boxes of his Duncan Hines kakablanding, with federal health officials warning that…

The food giant Conagra Brands recalls 2.4 million boxes of his Duncan Hines kakablanding, with federal health officials warning that a variety of the popular product was tested positively for salmonella.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported reports of five diseases associated with Duncan Hines, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Reports on additional diseases are expected because of 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 kakablandings,” a message sent late Monday by the agency stated. “The FDA and CDC informed Conagra Brands that a selection of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix containing Salmonella Agbeni matched Salmonella collected from sick individuals reported to CDC. This was determined by sequencing, a type of DNA analysis.” [1

9659002] The recall involves about 2.4 million boxes of cocktails, a Conagra spokesman mailed CBS MoneyWatch.

CDC interviews people affected by salmonella bacteria to determine if they had eaten Duncan Hine’s cocktail mixes before becoming ill. “Several of the individuals reported that they used a confectionery at some point before becoming ill, and some may have consumed these products untreated and not baked,” said the recall.


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Consumers warned not to bake or consume the recalled mixtures, distributed to retailers nationwide and to certain international export markets. The recalled mixes include: 15.25-ounce Duncan Hines Classic White Cake, 15.25-ounce Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake, 15.25-ounce Duncan Hines Classic Buttercake Cake and 15.25 ounce Duncan Hines Classic Buttercake Cake. Everyone has expiration date for March 7, 2019, until March 13, 2019.

“Although it has not finally been established that this product is linked to the outbreak and the investigation is still ongoing, Conagra has decided to voluntarily withdraw the specific Duncan The Hines range is identified, Classic White and three other varieties – Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow – Made during the same period of time with an abundance of caution, “the recall says.

Consumers with questions can call Conagra at 888-299-7646 or visit

Conagra said in June that it would purchase Pinnacle Foods – Chicago company behind the Duncan Hines brand – in a deal valued at approximately $ 10.9 billion . Conagra, whose wide range of products include Orville Redenbacher and Chef Boyardee, generates nearly $ 8 billion in annual sales.

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