Duncan Hines recalls 2.4 million boxes of cake brew for intensity salmonella risk

Time to check your pantry: Four forms of Duncan Hines cake mixes have been willingly removed by primogenitor association Conagra Brands over the potential risk of salmonella contamination.

During an review into a salmonella outbreak, a Food Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found salmonella in a representation of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix.

As a result, Conagra says it has voluntarily removed about 2.4 million boxes of cake mix, including Classic White and three other varieties (Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow) done during a same time duration out of an contentment of caution.

“We are recalling these products out of an contentment of counsel and always inspire consumers to follow baking instructions provided,” a association pronounced in a matter to USA TODAY.

Five cases of salmonella are being investigated, and mixed people concerned reported immoderate a cake brew during some indicate before to apropos ill. Some might have consumed these products tender and not baked, a FDA says.

The cake mixes were essentially distributed for sell sale in a U.S. No other Duncan Hines products or Conagra Brands’ products are impacted by a recall.

All of a cake mixes, sole in 15.25-ounce packages, had Best If Used by Dates on a tip box of Mar 7-13, 2019.

Each had a opposite UPC code: 

• Duncan Hines Classic White Cake (644209307500)

• Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Cake (644209307494

• Duncan Hines Classic Butter Golden Cake (644209307593

• Duncan Hines Signature Confetti Cake (644209414550)

Consumers who have bought a mixes are suggested not to devour them and to lapse them to a place of purchase. Consumers with questions can call Conagra Brands at 1-888-299-7646, between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday by Friday or revisit www.duncanhines.com.

The FDA is warning consumers not to devour tender cake brew beat since mixes can be done with mixture such as eggs or flour that can lift risks of germ that are rendered submissive by baking, frying or boiling. After cooking, consumers should rinse their hands, work surfaces and utensils entirely after hit with tender beat products, a group says. 

Salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths in a U.S. any year, a CDC estimates. Most people putrescent rise diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours after hit with a bacteria.

Follow USA TODAY contributor Mike Snider on Twitter: @MikeSnider.

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