Nationwide Recall: Life-Threatening Bacteria Found In Popular Household Item

November 06, 2018

Government health officials are warning consumers of possible salmonella contamination in one of the most popular cake mixes. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging consumers to check their pantries, and they are asking you not to consume the product.

A salmonella infection can cause the following symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, chills, and headaches. According to the Mayo Clinic, there a few kinds of salmonella bacteria that could cause life-threatening complications, such as typhoid fever. However, typhoid fever is more common in developing countries.

A voluntary recall was issued for four types of Duncan Hines cake after a test result showed findings of salmonella. The recall was issued by Conagra Brands, who released a statement about the recall.

"A positive finding of Salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix that may be linked to a Salmonella outbreak that is currently being investigated by CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and FDA," the company's statement read.

The following are subject to the recall:

-Classic White has "Best If Used By" dates of March 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13, 2019 and the UPC code 644209307500.

-Classic Golden has "Best If Used By" dates of March 7, 8 and 9, 2019 and the UPC code 644209307593.

-Signature Confetti has "Best If Used By" dates of March 12 and 13, 2019 and the UPC code 644209414550.

-Classic Yellow has "Best If Used By" dates of March 9, 10, 12 and 13, 2019 and the UPC code 644209307494.

These mixes were distributed nationwide and were in 15.25 oz boxes. If you have purchased these products, you are asked to not consume them and to return them to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions should call Conagra's Consumer Care team at 1-888-299-7646, open 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday or visit

Be sure to inform your friends and family of this recall.