Hy-Vee pulls Summer Fresh Pasta Salad from the shelves
DES MOINES, IA - Midwest supermarket chain Hy-Vee pulled ready-to-eat Summer Fresh Pasta Salad from the shelves due to potential threat of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The chain recalled the pasta in all stores once it was notified that the frozen vegetables used may have been contaminated.
Listeria monocytogenes is one of the more serious foodborne pathagens which can cause potentially fatal infections in young children, elderly people or others with weakened immune systems. Healthier individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria can also cause complications among pregnant women, such as miscarriages and stillbirths.
The Summer Fresh Pasta Salad was sold either at the salad bar, or in clear plastic containers in the kitchen department cold case. The pasta would have been packaged in 16oz. (1 lb.) or 32oz. (2 lb.) containers with a light tan scale-produced label with the product name, weight and price.
Mid-Missouri has four Hy-Vee locations, three in Columbia and one in Jefferson City. The map below shows where the stores are located.
The pasta salad would have been available in select stores between April 9, 2015 and April 27, 2015. Customers who purchased the product between this period should dispose of the product or return it to the store for a refund.