Duncan Hines is voluntarily recalling several of their cake mixes due to a possible salmonella risk.  The recall was issued after the company’s classic white cake mix tested positive for salmonella.

Congra Brands, the manufacturer of Duncan Hines, said they are working with federal health officials to investigate whether their products are linked to a larger salmonella outbreak. Duncan Hines cannot confirm their other cake mixes have not been affected at this time.

Out of caution, the company is recalling other cake mixes that were produced around the same time as the contaminated white cake mix.  This includes: Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow cake mixes.

To view the list of the specific items being recalled, including their UPC codes, click here.

If you have any of the recalled cake products, throw them away and contact the store where you purchased them for a refund.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause a serious infection. Symptoms typically begin to occur 12-72 hours after consumption. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.  The elderly, children and those with weak immune systems can have serious and even fatal complications. 

It has not been confirmed if anyone has gotten ill due to the consumption of these products.

Recovering compensation after an injury or illness from a defective product

If you can prove that your food poisoning or food related illness or injury was caused by a contaminated or misbranded food product, you may be able to pursue a product liability claim against the business that sold or prepared that food product. You should also contact your local health department to report the incident.

A claim against the negligent business or manufacturer for food poisoning or food related illness or injury will seek recovery of medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you know have been injured or diagnosed with food poisoning due to a contaminated or misbranded food product, call Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh today.

Source: Livescience.com, “Check Your Cake Mix: Duncan Hines Recalls Several Products Because They May Contain Salmonella”