Multistate outbreak of <i>Salmonella</i> Agbeni infections

CDC reports that is investigating, along with FDA and state partners, five illnesses to determine if they are associated with recently recalled cake mixes. ConAgra Brands recalled on November 5 four kinds of Duncan Hines cake mix after Oregon officials identified Salmonella Agbeni in a box of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix.

CDC reports that is investigating, along with FDA and state partners, five illnesses to determine if they are associated with recently recalled cake mixes. ConAgra Brands recalled on November 5 four kinds of Duncan Hines cake mix after Oregon officials identified Salmonella Agbeni in a box of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix. A review of PulseNet identified five recent infections with the same strain of Salmonella Agbeni that was found in the cake mix. The five illnesses were reported in Maryland, Ohio, and Wisconsin. CDC notes that the majority of people who contract Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12-72 hours after eating contaminated food. In general, the illness last 4-7 days, and most people recover without treatment.