Hy-Vee Recalls Trail Mix Over Possible Contamination
Six different varieties of Hy-Vee Trail Mix are being voluntarily recalled by the company over potential Listeria contamination.
Before you panic, you first need to know that no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. Hy-Vee’s supplier, SunOpta, announced that they were recalling specific lots of sunflower kernels because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause "serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems." The recall notice also states:
"Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women."
Here are the six products being recalled
- Hy-Vee Caramel Cashew Honey Crunch Trail Mix — sold in 24 oz. bags with the UPC number 75450040586 and with a “best by” date of April 5, 2017
- Hy-Vee Dark Chocolate Cranberry Trail Mix — sold in 24 oz. bags with the UPC number 75450041354 and with a “best by” date of April 14, 2017
- Hy-Vee Mountain Trail Mix — sold in 26 oz. bags with the UPC number 75450016796 and with a “best by” date of April 5, 2017, and April 15, 2017
- Hy-Vee Mountain Trail Mix To Go — sold in 1.75 oz. bags with the UPC number 75450040739 and with a “best by” date of March 23, 2017
- Hy-Vee Berry Trail Mix — sold in 7 oz. bags with the UPC number 75450040593 and with a “best by” date of March 19, 2017
- Hy-Vee Santa Fe Trail Mix — sold in 6.5 oz. bags with the UPC number 75450041101 and with a “best by” date of March 31, 2017
You can return these products to your local Hy-Vee for a full refund. For any other questions or concerns, the customer care number is 1-800-772-4098.