Conagra Brands is recalling several varieties of Duncan Hines cake mixes due to possible salmonella contamination.
Conagra issued the recall after a "positive finding" of salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix, the company said. It's possible the cake mix is linked to a salmonella outbreak under investigation by the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It's not certain yet that the cake mix is linked to the outbreak, but Conagra decided to issue the recall "out of an abundance of caution," the company said.
DNA testing matched the cake mix sample and the salmonella cases, but authorities are still investigating, according to CNN. The outbreak so far includes five cases.
Several of the individuals reported consuming cake mix at some point before becoming sick, Conagra said. Some may have also consumed the products raw.
Raw batter, Conagra noted, should never be consumed. The mixes can be made with ingredients, including eggs and flour, that may carry bacteria, but are rendered harmless by baking, frying or boiling.
The recalled products include the following Duncan Hines cake mixes in 15.25-ounces boxes:
- Classic White (UPC of 644209307500 and use by dates of March 7-13, 2019)
- Classic Yellow (UPC of 644209307494 and use by dates of March 9-10 and 11-12, 2019)
- Classic Butter Golden (UPC of 644209307593 and use by dates of March 7-9, 2019)
- Signature Confetti Cake (UPC of 644209414550 and use by dates of March 12-13, 2019)
Conagra said it distributed the mixes involved for retail sale in the U.S. and limited international export. No other Duncan Hines products or Conagra brands are affected by the recall.
Consumers who have the mixes should return them to the store where they were originally purchased and not eat them.
The FDA said it is investigating the manufacturing plant that made the mixes.