Hy-Vee, Schnucks Recalled Cheese Over Potential Salmonella Contamination That May Cause Food Poisoning

By Madz Dizon

May 09, 2024 09:02 AM EDT

Hy-Vee and Schnucks Recall Cheese Over Salmonella Concerns
Butter and cheese shelves are seen empty at a supermarket in Miami Beach, Florida on January 13, 2022.
(Photo : CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

The US Food and Drug Administration (USDA) has issued a recall for two cheese products due to concerns that they might cause food poisoning.

Hy-Vee is recalling two brands of cream cheese spread and bulk packets of cookies and cream mix "out of an abundance of caution" due to the possibility of salmonella contamination.

Hy-Vee Recalls Midwest Products Over Salmonella Concerns

According to USA Today, Hy-Vee has issued a recall for plain whipped cream cheese, plain cream cheese, and cookies & cream mix as a precautionary measure, as stated in a notice from the US FDA.

The affected products are manufactured at various third-party facilities located in the Midwest and are sold under Hy-Vee's private label and bulk packaging programs, as stated in the notice. The manufacturers of these products informed Hy-Vee about the potential issue, leading the company to take voluntary action by recalling the products.

Schnucks has announced a recall of three cheese spreads due to potential salmonella contamination, according to a statement on the company's website.

The products affected are Schnucks whip cream spread, strawberry spread, as well as cream cheese spread.

READ NEXT: Planters Recalls Peanuts, Mixed Nuts Across US Over Potential Listeria Contamination

Hy-Vee Recall Details: UPC, Lot, and Dates

The FDA has stated that the Hy-Vee products in question were distributed to various locations, including Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstore, Dollar Fresh Market, and Hy-Vee Fast and Fresh convenience stores. 

These locations are spread across eight states in the company's region, which includes Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, as well as Wisconsin.

  • The Hy-Vee Whipped Cream Cheese Spread in 8 oz. size with UPC 0075450096132 has use by dates of 8/7/2024 and 8/14/2024. 
  • The Hy-Vee Cream Cheese Spread in 12 oz. size with UPC 0075450096120 has a use by date of 10/1/2024. 
  • The Hy-Vee To Go Cookies & Cream Mix in 4 oz. size with UPC 0075450486740 has a use by date of 12/5/2024, 12/1/2024 and the lot numbers are 24073, 24101, and 24117. 
  • The Hy-Vee Cookies & Cream Mix in 16 oz. size with UPC 0075450486730 has the same use by date of 12/5/2024, 12/1/2024 and the lot numbers are 24073, 24101, and 24117.

Daily Mail said customers who have purchased the products are advised to dispose of them or return them to their local Hy-Vee store in order to receive a full refund. 

READ MORE: UK Airports in Chaos Amid Border Force Passport E-Gates Crash Nationwide 

© 2024 VCPOST, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Join the Conversation

Real Time Analytics