I was fine when salmonella came for beef, I was miffed when I had to throw away a bunch of romaine lettuce because salmonella tainted the country's supply (though it's safe to eat now), but now? Now salmonella has gone too far.

On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a recall for four types of Duncan Hines cake mix due to possible salmonella contamination.

So far, illnesses linked to the contaminated cake have been reported in Maryland, Wisconsin, and Ohio.

The recalled cake mixes are as follows:

  • White cake mix with best if used by dates of March 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13, 2019 and the UPC code 644209307500.
  • Yellow cake mix with best if used by dates of March 9, 10, 12 and 13, 2019 and the UPC code 644209307494.
  • Butter golden cake mix with best if used by dates of March 7, 8 and 9, 2019 and the UPC code 644209307593.
  • Confetti cake mix with best if used by dates of March 12 and 13, 2019 and the UPC code 644209414550.

Also, sorry if you're a big fan of licking the beaters after mixing up your cake, the FDA says,

Consumers are reminded not to consume any raw batter. Cake mixes and batter can be made with ingredients such as eggs or flour which can carry risks of bacteria that are rendered harmless by baking, frying or boiling. Consumers are reminded to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw batter products, to follow baking instructions, and to never eat raw batter.

Bottom line, check your cake mix.