Citing a possible health risk, Hy-Vee made the decision to recall two of its products.
In a press release, Hy-Vee says two of its Hy-Vee Short Cuts vegetable mix products could possibly be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The grocery store chain says the potential for contamination was discovered during routine safety sampling at Hy-Vee’s Short Cuts production facility. The company adds that no illnesses have been reported.
Hy-Vee will be removing the following products because of “an abundance of caution”:
- Hy-Vee Short Cuts Pot Roast Mix – UPC Code 0272083305352
- Hy-Vee Short Cuts Grill/Oven Ready Veggie Mix – UPC Code 0272104105992
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which 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 monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The above-affected products have a “Best if used by” date of December 3, 2020. Hy-Vee says customers should not consume these products. Customers are requested to immediately dispose of them or return them to their local Hy-Vee for a full refund.