On November 5th, 2018, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a recall of some of the most popular Duncan Hines Cake Mixes due to salmonella concerns. Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause food poisoning and the symptoms usually start to become more noticeable in the time span of about 12 to 72 hours after consuming the contaminated food.
A person with salmonella poisoning can expect to deal with diarrhea, cramps, fever, nausea, bloody stools, chills, headache, and vomiting. It is important that if you own any of the following cake mixes, to check the date, product UPC, and try your best to recall the date that it was purchased so you can make the best and safest decision for yourself and your family.
The following Duncan Hines Cake Mixes have been recalled:
- Duncan Hines Classic White Cake 15.25 oz. (Product UPC: 644209307500) with a best before date of March 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, or 13 of 2019.
- Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake 15.25 oz. (Product UPC: 644209307494) with a best before date of March 9, 10, 12, or 13 of 2019.
- Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden Cake 15.25 oz. (Product UPC: 644209307593) with a best before date of March 7, 8, or 9 of 2019.
- Duncan Hines Signature Confetti Cake 15.25 oz. (Product UPC: 644209414550) with a best before date of March 12 or 13 of 2019.
FDA’s official statement on the situation read, “Five occurrences of illnesses due to Salmonella are being researched by CDC and FDA as part of this investigation… Several of the individuals reported consuming a cake mix at some point prior to becoming ill, and some may have also consumed these products raw and not baked.”
The FDA urges buyers to avoid consuming raw batters, follow all baking instructions thoroughly, and to always wash your hands, kitchen surfaces, and utensils after contact with raw batter. They’ve also suggested returning your products to the store or throwing them out entirely.
Any consumers with additional questions about this recall should get in touch with the FDA’s Consumer Care team at 1-888-299-7646 or visit the official Duncan Hines website for more information.
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