Pinnacle Foods Canada Corp. issued a nationwide recall Wednesday for Duncan Hines brand cake mix because of possible Salmonella contamination.
Only one flavor of Duncan Hines cake mix — Apple Caramel — is included in the recall. It was distributed to retailers nationwide in Canada.
“Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased,” according to the recall notice posted on the website of the Canadian food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
No illnesses had been reported to the company in connection with the recalled cake mix as of Wednesday. The recall was triggered by the company, according to the CFIA notice, but no other details on the possible Salmonella contamination or how it was discovered were included.
Consumers can identify the recalled Duncan Hines Caramel Apple cake mix by looking for the UPC number 6 44209 02223 6 on the 590-gram packages and one of the following “best before” date codes:
- 17 AL 07
- 17 AL 08
- 17 SE 27
- 17 JN 29
Anyone who has consumed any of the recalled cake mix and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention and tell their doctors about the possible exposure to the pathogen.
Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.
Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.
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