Federal and state health officials report investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni infections.
To date, five illnesses were reported from three states: Maryland, Ohio, and Wisconsin. None of the ill people were hospitalized, and none died.
The investigation is ongoing to determine if these illnesses are linked to Duncan Hines cake mix.
On November 5, 2018, ConAgra Brands recalled four varieties of Duncan Hines cake mix after officials in Oregon identified Salmonella Agbeni in a box of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix.
CDC reviewed the PulseNet database and identified five recent infections with the same strain of Salmonella Agbeni as the Salmonella strain identified in the cake mix.
Officials advise the public not to bake with or eat recalled Duncan Hines cake mix, or eat cake prepared with recalled mix. Throw the mix away or return it to the store for a refund.