Hy-Vee cream cheese recall for salmonella risk has been expanded

The FDA warns consumers that the recall of Hy-Vee cream cheese products for a Salmonella risk has been expanded - FDA

30 states have reportedly been affected by potentially contaminated products

Cream cheese products sold at Aldi and Hy-Vee are currently under investigation for a potential salmonella outbreak. The retailers have voluntarily recalled several products, pulling them from store shelves, in an effort to contain the potential contamination. 

While no illnesses have yet been reported, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is encouraging consumers to throw out any of these products – especially considering over two dozen states are involved in the report. 

What products to avoid

Several Hy-Vee cream cheese products are being voluntarily recalled, including: 

  • Hy-Vee Whipped Cream Cheese Spread – 8 oz. 

    • Use/Best By: 8/7/2024 and 8/14/2024

  • Hy-Vee Whipped Cream Cheese Spread – 12 oz. 

    • Use/Best By: 10/1/2024

  • Hy-Vee To Go Cookies & Cream Mix – 4 oz. 

    • Use/Best By: 12/1/2024 and 12/5/2024    

  • Hy-Vee To Go Cookies & Cream Mix – 16 oz. 

    • Use/Best By: 12/1/2024 and 12/5/2024    

According to the FDA, potentially contaminated products were previously on store shelves at Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstore, Dollar Fresh, and Hy-Vee Fast and Fresh. The agency is warning consumers across eight states – Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin to avoid these products. 

At the same time Aldi is voluntarily recalling the following products: 

  • Whipped Cream Cheese Spread – 8 oz. 

    • Sell By: 8/30/2024 – 9/4/2024

  • Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread – 8 oz. 

    • Sell By: 9/13/2024 – 9/22/2024

  • Cream Cheese Spread – 8 oz. 

    • Sell By: 9/1/2024 – 9/15/2024

  • Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread – 8 oz. 

    • Sell By: 9/8/2024 – 9/15/2024

Aldi shoppers in the following states should check their refrigerators: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. 

What to do

Consumers who have recently purchased cream cheese from Hy-Vee or Aldi are encouraged to check the dates on their items and dispose of any potentially contaminated products. Shoppers can also return the products to their local stores for a full refund. 

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