Hy-Vee Stores Recalling 3.1 Tons of Beef and Chicken

Hy-Vee Fresh Commissary, based in Ankeny, Iowa has recalled approximately 6,233 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef and chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).  The products contain milka known allergenwhich is not declared on the product label.

The RTE beef and chicken products were produced on Sept. 7-8, 2019.  The following products are subject to recall:

  • 20-oz. plastic packages of “HyVee. mealtime MONGOLIAN-STYLE BEEF” bearing lot code 19250 with a Best If Used By date of 09/14/19 and lot code 19251 with a Best If Used By date of 09/15/19.
  • 20-oz. plastic packages of “HyVee. mealtime BEEF WITH BROCCOLI” bearing lot code 19250 with a Best If Used By date of 09/14/19 and lot code 19251 with a Best If Used By date of 09/15/19.
  • 20-oz. plastic packages of “HyVee. mealtime CASHEW CHICKEN” bearing lot code 19250 with a Best If Used By date of 09/14/19 and lot code 19251 with a Best If Used By date of 09/15/19.
  • 20-oz. plastic packages of “HyVee. mealtime SWEET ORANGE CHICKEN” bearing lot code 19250 with a Best If Used By date of 09/14/19 and lot code 19251 with a Best If Used By date of 09/15/19.
  • 20-oz. plastic packages of “HyVee. mealtime GENERAL CHICKEN” bearing lot code 19250 with a Best If Used By date of 09/14/19 and lot code 19251 with Best If Used By date of 09/15/19.
  • 20-oz. plastic packages of “HyVee. mealtime SESAME CHICKEN” bearing lot code 19250 with a Best If Used By date of 09/14/19 and lot code 19251 with Best If Used By date of 09/15/19.

The recalled products bear establishment number “EST. 51558” or “P-51558” inside the USDA mark of inspection.  These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.  Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be stored in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers.  Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume themThese products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

More food recalls are linked to undeclared allergens than to any other cause.  Stay food safe!

Authored by: Barb Ingham
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