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Warning-Pancake/Cake Mix/Bisquick

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Hi everyone,
I got this in my email inbox from a family member so I thought I would share.


A student at HBHS had pancakes this week and it almost became fatal.
His Mom (registered nurse) made him pancakes, dropped him off at
school and headed to play tennis. She never takes her cell phone on
the court but did this time and her son called to say he was having
trouble breathing. She told him to go to the nurse immediately and
proceeded to call school and alert the nurse. The nurse called the
paramedics and they were there in 3 minutes and worked on the boy all
the way to the hospital. He came so close to dying. Evidently this is
more common then I ever knew. Check the expiration dates on packages
like pancakes and cake mixes that have yeast which over time develop

Apparently, the mold that forms in old mixes can be toxic!
Throw away ALL OUTDATED pancake mix, Bisquick, brownie mixes etc you
have in your home.

You can check this website for more information....... Pancake Mix and Allergic Reaction

P. S. You might want to tell this to your children, grandchildren,
nephews, nieces and anyone else who keeps these type of mixes in the
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We always keep our mixes in the freezer. That in itself expands the shelf life.
Check around on other websites for more information. There are some better more trust-worthy sites out there.

Mixes in the freezer? Does this include all mixes? (Cake, Muffins, Pancakes, etc.)
Do they need to be stored in something other than the original packages when storing them in the freezer?
We leave them in the original container. We put flour, cornmeal, mixes, everything in the freezer. Keeps longer, and doesn't get buggy.

One quick thing, my wife always takes the flour out a couple of hours before using it for baking. She says it rises better.
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