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Prices And Consumer Affairs to Check for Tainted Cake Mix

Tuesday 13th November, 2018-The Prices and Consumer Affairs Division will on Wednesday dispatch its inspectors to supermarkets across the country to determine whether cake mix recalled in the United States are on shelves here.

More than 2 million boxes of Duncan Hines have been recalled, following reports last week that one variety of the cake mix tested positive for Salmonella. The Food and Drug Administration has since launched an investigation at the company that manufactures the product.

The Director of Prices and Consumer Affairs says before their visits on Wednesday, inspectors will familiarize themselves with the product being recalled, which includes the serial number on the boxes.

Following their checks, a statement will be issued informing the public whether the product was discovered in the country, or whether it is safe for consumers to purchase existing Duncan Hines cake mix products currently on supermarket shelves.

FDA officials say they are investigating the manufacturing facility that made the Duncan Hines cake mixes. Both the FDA and CDC “informed Conagra Brands that a sample of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix that contained Salmonella Agbeni matched the Salmonella collected from ill persons reported to the CDC. This was determined through Whole Genome Sequencing, a type of DNA analysis.”

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