Hy-Vee pasta recalled after reported illnesses

Posted at 6:46 PM, Jul 17, 2018

Hy-Vee has voluntarily recalled its Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad due to possible salmonella contamination. 

The grocery chain says the potential for contamination was brought to its attention last night when about 20 illnesses in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa were potentially linked to customers who had eaten the salad.

The 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.

A news release from Hy-Vee stated, "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."

On its website, the CDC writes: 
Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most individuals recover without treatment. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized...The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.
Hy-Vee tells customers who purchased the product to dispose of it or return it to their local store for a full refund. You may also contact Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-772-4098.