Hy-Vee voluntary recalls 2 frozen food products

Posted at 2:50 PM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 15:53:24-04

Officials with grocery chain Hy-Vee, said on Friday they are voluntarily recalling their frozen foods products in eight states due to possible listeria contamination. 

Officials are recalling Vegetable Fried Rice and frozen Hy-Vee Chicken Fried Rice products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with listeria monocytogenes.

Officials added Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea,

So far, no illnesses have been reported in connection to the producers.


  • Frozen Hy-Vee Vegetable Fried Rice- sold in 1 lb. bags with the UPC number 000007545012530 and with a “use by” date of Nov. 5, 2017, or earlier.
  • The frozen Hy-Vee Chicken Fried Rice- sold in 20 oz. bags with the UPC number 0075450125290 and with a “use by” date of Nov. 5, 2017, or earlier.


The two products were sold at Hy-Vee stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin between July 24, 2014, and May 12, 2016.

Officials added that  the potential for contamination was discovered after Ajinomoto Windsor, Hy-Vee’s supplier, announced they were recalling specific frozen foods due to the potential health risk 

Any customers who purchased any of the two products are urged to discard it or return it to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund.

Anyone with questions on the recall may contact Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-772-4098.

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