Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling two frozen food products because of possible links to listeria. The Des Moines, Iowa-based food chain with a store in Bloomington says it is recalling its frozen vegetable fried rice and frozen chicked fried rice products from all its stores.
In a release, Hy-Vee says it's supplier discovered the potential for listeria contamination in the products. They were sold at Hy-Vee stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wiscosin between July of 2014 and May 12, 2016. Hy-Vee says it's issuing the recall at all of it's stores out of an adundance of caution.
No illnesses have been reported. 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.
The frozen Hy-Vee Vegetable Fried Rice product being recalled was sold in 1 lb. bags with the UPC number 000007545012530 and with a “use by” date of Nov. 5, 2017, or earlier. The frozen Hy-Vee Chicken Fried Rice product being recalled was sold in 20 oz. bags with the UPC number 0075450125290 and with a “use by” date of Nov. 5, 2017, or earlier.