USA- According to WTVM.com, five cases of salmonella have been potentially linked to several varieties if Duncan Hines cake mix. The company issued a voluntary recall of the products.
Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix tested positive for salmonella, and three other varieties, the Classic Butter Golden, the Classic Yellow, and the Signature Confetti mixes have also been recalled because the company is being especially cautious.
Five cases of the illness are under investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. Some of the individuals who tested positive for the foodborne illness say that they ate the cake prior to becoming sick.
The cake mixes that are subject to the recalls are 15.25 ounces and are marked with best by dates ranging from March 7, 2019, through March 13, 2019.
Anyone who purchased the recalled products should either return the product for a refund, get a coupon for a replacement from the company’s website, or throw the product away.
Consuming food that is contaminated with salmonella can cause a person to develop salmonellosis, which is a common type of foodborne illness.
Salmonellosis causes symptoms including abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and fever. The symptoms typically appear about 12 to 72 hours following consumption of the contaminated food. Most individuals who contract the infection will recover without any need for treatment. However, some people develop diarrhea, which can become so severe that they must be hospitalized.
In some of the cases of illness, the infected person may have eaten the cake mix raw. In many cases, cake mixes can have risks of bacteria from the raw ingredients. Baking can kill the bacteria and prevent illness.
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