Hy-Vee announces recall due to undeclared allergens


Beef and chicken products recalled due to mis-branding and undeclared allergens (WJBC File Photo)

By Katherine Murphy

BLOOMINGTON– Hy-Vee Fresh Commissary, based in Ankeny, Iowa, is recalling more than 6,000 pounds of ready-to-eat beef and chicken products due to mis-branding and undeclared allergens, according press releases from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Hy-Vee.

The undeclared allergen is milk.

The products were produced on Sept. 7 & 8, 2019. The products subject to the recall are:

General’s Chicken 20 oz – Lot Code of 19250 or 19251 (UPC 0075450238510)
Sesame Chicken 20 oz – Lot Code of 19250 or 19251 (UPC 0075450238520)
Sweet Orange Chicken 20 oz – Lot Code of 19250 or 19251 (UPC 0075450238530)
Mongolian-Style Beef 20 oz – Lot Code of 19250 or 19251 (UPC 0075450238540)
Cashew Chicken 20 oz – Lot Code of 19250 or 19251 (UPC 0075450238550)
Beef with Broccoli 20 oz – Lot Code of 19250 or 19251 (UPC 0075450238560)
Fried Rice 16 oz – Lot Code of 19250 or 19251 (UPC 0075450238580)

Out of an abundance of caution, Hy-Vee removed the product from the shelves of its stores as soon as it discovered the situation, according to the press release from Hy-Vee.

The products subject to recall 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.

The problem was discovered during FSIS in-plant verification activities.

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.

Customers who purchased any of these products should dispose of them or return them to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-772-4098.


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