Wednesday, 24 October 2018 15:09

Meat and Potato Products Recalled at a Major Grocery Chain

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Hy-Vee, Inc., is voluntarily recalling six meat and potato products due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Hy-Vee operates more than 240 retail stores in eight Midwestern states, including Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The recall was made after Hy-Vee's supplier, McCain Foods, announced it was recalling its caramelized mushrooms and fire-roasted tomatoes.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Hy-Vee is recalling the following products from all of its stores. All impacted products have a "Best If Used By" date of Oct. 22, 2018, or sooner:

  • Hy-Vee Bacon Wrapped Cowgirl Chicken Grillers – 8 ounce each
  • Hy-Vee Fire Roasted Tomato, Spinach, Mozzarella Twice Baked Potato – 5 ounce each
  • Hy-Vee Cowgirl Chicken Griller Patty – 6 ounce each
  • Hy-Vee Gourmet Steakhouse Mushroom & Swiss Burger – 6 ounce each
  • Hy-Vee Ground Beef Sliders Mushroom & Swiss – 2 ounce each
  • Hy-Vee Ground Beef Sliders Mushroom & Swiss – 12 count, 30 ounces

Customers who purchased any of these products with these dates should not consume them. Customers are being asked to discard these items or return them to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-772-4098.

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