Hy-Vee recalls six meat and potato products

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Six products are being pulled from Hy-Vee stores, saying they could be contaminated with salmonella and listeria monocytogenes.

The voluntary recall was issued after the potential for contamination was discovered when Hy-Vee’s supplier, McCain Foods, announced it was recalling its caramelized mushrooms and fire-roasted tomatoes, which are ingredients that are used in six Hy-Vee products. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products.

Out of an abundance of caution, Hy-Vee is recalling the following products from all of its stores:

  • Hy-Vee Bacon Wrapped Cowgirl Chicken Grillers – 8 ounce each - UPC Code 023092600000
  • Hy-Vee Fire Roasted Tomato, Spinach, Mozzarella Twice Baked Potato – 5 ounce each - UPC Code 023755400000
  • Hy-Vee Cowgirl Chicken Griller Patty – 6 ounce each - UPC Code 023100200000
  • Hy-Vee Gourmet Steakhouse Mushroom & Swiss Burger – 6 ounce each - UPC Code 023168400000
  • Hy-Vee Ground Beef Sliders Mushroom & Swiss – 2 ounce each - UPC Code 023164300000
  • Hy-Vee Ground Beef Sliders Mushroom & Swiss – 12 count, 30 ounces - UPC Code 023266600000

All impacted products have a “Best If Used By” date of Oct. 22, 2018, or sooner.

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.

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.

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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