Duncan Hines cake mix linked with US salmonella outbreak recalled by AVA

Duncan Hines Signature Confetti Cake mix has been removed Singapore shelves.

Due to potential contamination with the salmonella bacteria, the Duncan Hines Signature Confetti Cake has been taken off the shelves in Singapore, said the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) on Thursday (8 November).

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had earlier posted an alert that specific batches of cake mix under the American brand have been recalled, including its Classic White, Classic Butter Golden and Classic Yellow cake mixes.

FDA said that positive findings of salmonella among the Duncan Hines cake mixes may be linked to a salmonella outbreak in the US.

The AVA said in a statement on its website, “The AVA has checked and confirmed that one of the implicated products, Duncan Hines Signature Confetti Cake, was imported into Singapore. As a precautionary measure, the importer had voluntarily recalled the implicated product. The recall has been completed.”

Symptoms of salmonella infection

The FDA said on its website that symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhoea, fever and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.

In severe cases, they may need to be hospitalised as the infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream. It may even cause death unless treated promptly with antibiotics.

Singapore consumers who have purchased the implicated product are advised not to use or consume it. They may contact Phoon Huat Pte Ltd at 6654-4333 or email customerservice@phoonhuat.com for enquiries.

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