Hy-Vee recalls spring pasta salad due to salmonella risk

Published 9:06 pm Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hy-Vee Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling its Hy-Vee spring pasta salad due to the potential that it may be contaminated with salmonella. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee’s attention Wednesday when approximately 20 illnesses in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa were potentially linked back to customers consuming the salad. The voluntary recall includes Hy-Vee spring pasta salads in both 16-ounce and 48-ounce containers produced between June 1 and July 13 and available from the deli service case, according to a press release.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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, 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.

The pasta salad was distributed to all of Hy-Vee’s 244 grocery stores across its eight-state region of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The product comes in a plastic container with a plastic lid. The expiration date range is between June 22 and Aug. 3. The expiration date can be found on the side of the container.

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Customers who purchased this product should dispose of it or return it 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.