Recall watch: Duncan Hines mix pulled for salmonella fears
Salmonella fears are prompting Conagra Brands to pull some Duncan Hines cake mix from shelves.
The company announced this week that the action was in connection with finding salmonella in a retail sample of Duncan Hines Classic White cake mix that may be linked to a salmonella outbreak being investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Though it has not been definitively concluded that the product is linked to the outbreak and the investigation is still ongoing, Conagra is recalling the classic white mix and three other varieties (Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow) made during the same time period.
Five occurrences of illnesses due to salmonella are being researched by CDC and FDA as part of the investigation. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.
Several of the individuals reported consuming a cake mix at some point before becoming ill, and some may have also consumed the products raw and not baked. Consumers are reminded not to consume any raw batter.
A complete list of recalled mixes is available at https://bit.ly/2QnjBt7. Consumers who have purchased the items are advised not to eat them and to return them to the store. Consumers with questions should call 888-299-7646 or visit www.duncanhines.com.
Medicine cabinets yanked for laceration risk
MCS Industries is recalling about 15,400 Glacier Bay Bi-View medicine cabinets because the mirror can detach from the medicine cabinet door posing a laceration hazard. The company has received 94 reports of mirrors detaching and breaking, including two reports of lacerations to hands and fingers and six reports of property damage.
The medicine cabinets — sold exclusively at Home Depot and homedepot.com — are 30 inches wide by 26 inches high and contain a silver beveled mirror. Only medicine cabinets that have one-piece, plastic brackets for the inside shelves are included in the recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled medicine cabinets and contact MCS for instructions on sending the product back to MCS free of charge and receiving a free replacement. Call 800-833-3058 (select option 6), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.mcsframes.comand click on “Recalls” on the bottom of the page.