Meals big Conagra Manufacturers is recalling 2.four million containers of its Duncan Hines cake combine, with federal well being officers warning that one number of the favored product examined optimistic for salmonella.

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The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has obtained experiences of 5 sicknesses linked to Duncan Hines, in keeping with the Meals and Drug Administration. Reviews of further sicknesses are anticipated as a result of time lags between when an sickness happens and when the CDC receives confirmed lab outcomes.

“The FDA is investigating the manufacturing facility that made recalled Duncan Hines cake mixes,” an announcement posted late Monday by the company acknowledged. “FDA and the CDC knowledgeable Conagra Manufacturers {that a} pattern of Duncan Hines Traditional White Cake Combine that contained Salmonella Agbeni matched the Salmonella collected from unwell individuals reported to the CDC. This was decided via Complete Genome Sequencing, a sort of DNA evaluation.”

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The recall entails roughly 2.four million containers of the cake mixes, a Conagra spokesperson emailed CBS MoneyWatch.

The CDC is interviewing individuals sickened by the salmonella micro organism to find out in the event that they’d eaten Duncan Hines cake mixes earlier than getting sick. “A number of of the people reported consuming a cake combine sooner or later previous to changing into unwell, and a few could have additionally consumed these merchandise uncooked and never baked,” the recall discover acknowledged.

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Shoppers have been cautioned to not bake with or eat the recalled mixes, distributed to retailers nationwide and to some worldwide export markets. The recalled mixes embrace: 15.25-ounce Duncan Hines Traditional White Cake, 15.25-ounce Duncan Hines Traditional Yellow Cake, 15.25-ounce Duncan Hines Traditional Butter Golden Cake and 15.25-ounce Duncan Hines Traditional Butter Golden Cake. All have expiration dates of March 7, 2019, via March 13, 2019.

“Whereas it has not been definitively concluded that this product is linked to the outbreak and the investigation remains to be ongoing, Conagra has determined to voluntarily recall the precise Duncan Hines selection recognized, Traditional White, and three different varieties — Traditional Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Traditional Yellow — made throughout the identical time interval out of an abundance of warning,” the recall discover stated.

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Shoppers with questions can name Conagra at 888-299-7646 or go to www.duncanhines.com.

Conagra stated in June it could buy Pinnacle Meals — the Chicago firm behind the Duncan Hines model — in a deal valued at about $10.9 billion. Conagra, whose big selection of merchandise embrace Orville Redenbacher and Chef Boyardee, generates almost $eight billion in annual income.   

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