Health investigators continue to try to determine what brand of cake mixes are linked to a current E. coli O121 outbreak as they also work to find out what specific ingredients or ingredients are the sources of the contamination.

The outbreak has sickened 16 people in 12 states with 7
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Federal officials declared yesterday afternoon that the Salmonella Agbeni outbreak associated with Duncan Hines cake mixes appears to be over. However, the best-by dates on recalled mixes don’t hit until March, so a continuing threat exists.

The outbreak and related recall illustrates how foods with long shelf lives can cause
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Editor’s note: Today Food Safety News takes a look back at the most significant outbreaks in the United States in 2018. As in the past, our year-end coverage is not merely a list of individual stories by individual writers. Generally, significant events are the other way around. Multiple stories by
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Federal officials are working with Conagra Brands to investigate Salmonella infections associated with Duncan Hines cake mix. The multinational food giant today recalled some of the mixes because one flavor tested positive for the outbreak strain of the bacteria.

“The FDA is investigating the manufacturing facility that made recalled Duncan
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