Officials with Hy-Vee Grocery Stores announced Tuesday they were voluntarily recalling Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad due to the potential it may be contaminated with salmonella.
The company stated in a press release, Monday night, 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 1 pound (16 oz.) and 3 pound (48 oz.) containers produced between June 1, 2018, and July 13, 2018, and available from the deli service case.
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.
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, 2018, and Aug. 3, 2018. The expiration date can be found on the side of the container.
Out of an abundance of caution, Hy-Vee voluntarily removed the product Monday night from all of its shelves and service cases as soon as the grocery chain was notified about the situation.
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.