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Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled two of its Hy-Vee Short Cuts vegetable mix products across its eight-state region (Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin) due to possible listeria contamination.
The potential for contamination was discovered during routine safety sampling at Hy-Vee's Short Cuts production facility, according to a company news release. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products.
Listeria monocytogenes 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 infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Hy-Vee has recalled the following products from all of its stores:
- Hy-Vee Short Cuts Pot Roast Mix — UPC Code 0272083305352.
- Hy-Vee Short Cuts Grill/Oven Ready Veggie Mix — UPC Code 0272104105992.
All affected products have a "Best if Used By" date of Dec. 3, 2020.
No other Hy-Vee Short Cuts products or products used in Hy-Vee stores are affected by this recall.
Customers who purchased any of these products with these dates should not consume them. Customers are asked to discard these items or return them to their local Hy-Vee store for a refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives 24/7 at 800-772-4098.