Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Duncan Hines is recalling several cake mixes in light of five potential cases of Salmonella poisoning.
The "Classic White," "Classic Butter Golden," "Signature Confetti" and "Classic Yellow" types of cake mix are being recalled voluntarily by Duncan Hines' parent company, Conagra Brands. The cake mixes were primarily sold in the United States.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating five cases.
"While it has not been definitively concluded that this product is linked to the outbreak and the investigation is still ongoing, Conagra has decided to voluntarily recall the specific Duncan Hines variety identified," the FDA and Conagra said in a joint statement.
Consumers should look for boxes with expiration dates of March 2019 and return them to the store.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people or others with weak immune systems. It can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
The FDA also reminds consumers not to eat raw cake batter because it contains eggs and flour that can carry bacteria. The bacteria is harmless after baking, frying or boiling.
No other Duncan Hines products or Conagra brands were affected.
The products covered by this recall include 15.25oz boxes of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake, Yellow Cake, Butter Golden Cake & Signature Confetti Cake. Consumers who have purchased these items are advised not to consume them and to return them to the store where purchased. pic.twitter.com/1Jb1UBvrlc- U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) November 6, 2018