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Duncan Hines Cake Mix Salmonella Recall Lawsuit

Duncan Hines cake mixes have been recalled from the consumer market after an outbreak of salmonella illness was found in one of its products.

Four kinds of Duncan Hines cake mix were recalled in November after a consumer reported coming down with salmonella illness after eating the mix.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, were investigating the incident that involved Duncan Hines, manufactured by Conagra Brands. So far, there have been five illnesses in connection to the outbreak.

The issued recall notice said the products that caused the illness may have been eaten raw and not baked. “Consumers are reminded not to consume any raw batter. Cake mixes and batter can be made with ingredients such as eggs or flour which can carry risks of bacteria that are rendered harmless by baking, frying or boiling.”

In early November, the FDA updated the recall to report Salmonella Agbeni was found in a sample of the Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix. It matches the salmonella strain from the people who initially reported their illness to the CDC.

Conagra posted the FDA recall notice which states, “Conagra has decided to voluntarily recall the specific Duncan Hines variety identified (Classic White) and three other varieties (Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow) made during the same time period out of an abundance of caution.”

Salmonella is a food-borne illness that can cause fever, stomach aches, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Nearly 1.2 million people in the united States are affected each year. The dehydration that occurs with the illness can cause some to be hospitalized, especially elderly persons, young children and those with compromised immune systems.

The four recalled boxes are 15.25 ounces and sold in stores nationwide, as well a few stores internationally. Please consult the information below to find out if you may have the recalled cake mix at home.

Classic White
Best By dates on the top of the box read:
March 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 or 13 of 2019

Classic Yellow
Best By dates on the top of the box read:
March 9, 10, 12 or 13 of 2019

Classic Butter Golden Cake
Best By dates on the top of the box read:
March 7, 8 or 9 of 2019

Signature Confetti Cake
Best By dates on the top of the box read:
March 12 or 13 of 2019

It is highly advisable that consumers do not eat the affected products.

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If you or a loved one have been sickened by the Duncan Hines recall, you should contact our food poisoning and outbreak lawyers as soon as possible. Compensation may be available to you by filing a food poisoning lawsuit against the manufacturers of the recalled product.

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