Lawsuit Investigation: Duncan Hines Cake Mix Tainted with Salmonella
Last Updated on May 13, 2019
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are no longer investigating this matter. The information here is for reference only. A list of open investigations and lawsuits can be viewed here.
Update: Investigation Closed – May 13, 2019
Thank you to everyone who contacted us regarding tainted Duncan Hines cake mix. The attorneys we work with have closed their investigation into this matter and, to our knowledge, a class action lawsuit was never filed.
If you believe you got sick from contaminated Duncan Hines cake mix, we urge you to consult a food poisoning attorney in your area for more information on your legal rights and options
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Anyone who developed salmonella poisoning in connection with a Duncan Hines cake mix.
- What’s Going On?
- Four types of Duncan Hines cake mix have been recalled after salmonella was found in a sample of the “Classic White” mix. Attorneys are now investigating whether lawsuits can be filed on behalf of people who got sick.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from anyone who developed salmonella poisoning that they believe was caused by contaminated Duncan Hines cake mix.
In November 2018, Conagra Brands recalled four flavors of Duncan Hines cake mix after a sample of the “Classic White” mix tested positive for salmonella.
Now, attorneys are investigating whether consumers who got sick from the cake mix can take legal action against the multinational food giant.
Duncan Hines Recall: What Happened?
In early November 2018, Conagra Brands, the parent company of Duncan Hines, announced that it was recalling the following four types of cake mix:
- Classic White
- Classic Yellow
- Classic Butter Golden
- Signature Confetti
The recall was issued after the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found salmonella in a retail sample of the “Classic White” cake mix. The company decided to voluntarily recall the three other varieties “out of an abundance of caution.”
It has been reported that five people developed salmonella-related poisoning possibly in connection with the tainted cake mix. The FDA and CDC are continuing to investigate these reports; however, the agencies did state that “several of the individuals reported consuming a cake mix at some point prior to becoming ill, and some may have also consumed these products raw and not baked.”
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A lawsuit could help consumers recover compensation for medical bills and other damages resulting from their food poisoning.
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