Boxed cake mixes are a very popular item, and there is rarely any home in America that doesn't have one of these cake mixes in their kitchen cupboard.
Boxed cake mixes are perfect for any special occasion or on days when you are feeling too lazy to bake a cake from scratch. However, if you have these boxed cake mixes in your cupboard at the moment, you might have to take a good look at them right now.
According to a report that was released by the U.S Food And Drug Administration’s website on November 5, a few of your favorite cake mixes may actually contain Salmonella.
What Is Salmonella?
A Salmonella is a bacteria that causes food poisoning. The symptoms of this food poisoning usually start like 12 to 72 hours after an individual consumes contaminated food. The symptoms are: headaches, vomiting, bloody stools, cramps, fever, diarrhea, nausea, and so on. However, Salmonella can also infect the individual’s body tissues if the food poisoning is really extreme.
Health officials in America reported that they have teamed up with ConAgra Brands after Salmonella was found in a retail sample of one Classic White Cake Mix Of the Duncan Hines company. After this, the company voluntarily made a recall of the cake mix themselves, along with three other flavors that the company made during that period: classic yellow, classic butter golden, and signature confetti.
Five incidents of illness that happened as a result of Salmonella were researched by FDA and CDC. Then, as part of this research, FDAs issued a statement that: “ several of the people that fell ill as a result of food poisoning, reported to have consumed some kind of cake mix at one point or the other, prior to becoming ill."
Below are some of the different brands of boxed cake mixes that are impacted by this recall;
Any Duncan Hines boxed classic white cake with an oz of 15.25, and also has a best before the date of March 7 to March 13, 2019, should be thrown away or returned.
All Duncan Hines classic yellow cake with an oz of 15.25, and has a best before the date of March 9 to March 13, 2019, Should be thrown away or returned.
All Duncan Hines boxed classic butter golden cake with an oz of 15.25, with a best before the date of March 7 to March 9, 2019, should be thrown away and returned.
All Duncan Hines boxed signature confetti cake with an oz of 15.25, and March 12 or March 13, 2019, should be thrown away, or returned.
What Should We Do Now?
The FDN is urging and pleading with people not to consume any raw boxed cake mixes batter, always follow baking instructions, and if you mistakenly or intentionally come in contact with one, wash your hands, kitchen surfaces, kitchen utensils, and any other thing thoroughly after you come in contact with any raw batter.
Also, if you already have these boxed cake mixes at home, simply throw them out, or return them back to the store where you got them.