USA – FDA Investigated Recalled Duncan Hines Cake Mixes Potentially Linked to Salmonella Agbeni Illnesses


Update: January 31, 2019

On January 14, 2019, CDC reported that this outbreak appears to be over. The FDA, CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states worked together to investigate this multistate outbreak of SalmonellaAgbeni infections. In early November, FDA investigated the facility that produced the recalled cake mix; however, product and environmental samples collected at that time were negative for Salmonella. There was not enough epidemiologic and traceback information available to determine if the ill people in this outbreak had eaten the contaminated cake mix produced by Duncan Hines.


The FDA recommends consumers to not bake with or eat the recalled product. Additionally, consumers should not eat uncooked batter, flour, or cake mix powder.

Case Counts

Total Illnesses: 7
Hospitalizations: 0
Deaths: 0
Last illness onset: October 5, 2018
States with Cases: FL (1), MD (2), MO (1), OH (2), WI (1)

Conagra Brands reports that the products covered by this recall were distributed for retail sale in the U.S. and limited international exports; the specific product information is listed below. These products may be available in grocery stores around the U.S., and consumers should check their labels carefully.

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