CDC Final Update on Salmonella Agbeni Outbreak [US]


US FlagUS/Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") LogoThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), an Atlanta, Georgia based health promotion and disease prevention authority, issues its final update on the outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni infections linked to Duncan Hines Cake Mixes after officials in Oregon identified Salmonella Agbeni in a box of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix.

CDC: http://ht.ly/1AHa30nkMWE

Direct link: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/agbeni-11-18/index.html

Additional information:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) reports this Salmonella Agbeni outbreak appears to have begun in June 2018 with cases reported from Illnesses started on dates from June 13, 2018, to October 5, 2018. As of January 14, 2019, however, this outbreak appears to be over.

Additional information is as follows:

  • On November 5, 2018, ConAgra Brands recalled four (4) varieties of Duncan Hines Cake Mix after health officials in Oregon identified Salmonella Agbeni in a box of Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix. CDC reviewed the PulseNet database and identified seven (7) infections with the same strain of Salmonella Agbeni reported from five states.
  • Known illnesses started on dates from June 13, 2018, to October 5, 2018. Ill people ranged in age from 26 to 72 years, with a median age of 33. Seventy-one percent (71%) of ill patients were female. No hospitalizations or deaths were reported.
  • Whole genome sequencing (“DNA fingerprinting”) performed on Salmonella bacteria isolated from ill people in this outbreak showed that the bacteria were closely related genetically. This means that the ill people were more likely to share a common source of infection.
  • This genomic sequencing analysis did not identify predicted antibiotic resistance in six (6) bacterial isolates: five (5) isolates from ill people and one (1) from food. One (1) isolate from an ill person contained a gene for resistance to Tetracycline. Antibiotic resistance testing by CDC’s National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System laboratory is underway.
  • As of January 14, 2019, this outbreak appears to be over. Sometimes bacterial and/or viral outbreaks end before enough information is available to identify the likely source and this may have occurred in this case.
  • You can see our coverage of the original recall for the Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mixes on our site here: https://wp.me/p2bVty-bAC

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