Federal regulators are warning a food item sold in HyVee stores across the Midwest shipped without warning of an ingredient that is an allergen.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's food safety and inspection service warned Thursday that HyVee Mealtime Beef Pot Roast Dinners produced between Dec. 26 and Jan. 17 did not include warnings that the product may contain wheat. The issue affected 11.6- and 25.5-ounce boxes of the product.
The dinners were shipped to Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin and South Dakota. They are no longer available for purchase, so a recall was not issued, according to the FSIS.
The issue was discovered when HyVee management noticed they had received a substitute gravy mix that included wheat products from a supplier, while the typical mix used did not contain wheat. They notified the FSIS, which then issued the warning, according to a news release.
There had not been any confirmed reports of a reaction to the mix at the time of the warning's release, according to FSIS. The service encouraged those with allergies to dispose of them if they have not yet consumed them.