Brief: Hy-Vee recalls peanut butter bakery productsWEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has voluntarily recalled products made in its bakery departments because they contain peanut butter that has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. has voluntarily recalled products made in its bakery departments because they contain peanut butter that has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
Recalled products are: Peanut Butter Cookies, Monster Cookies, Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lunchbox Reese’s Pieces Cookies, Lunchbox Peanut Butter Cookies, People Chow Party Mix and Assorted Truffle Fudge.
All sell-by dates are included in this recall. The products are sold in various packaging and quantities and have a Hy-Vee price label attached. All items should be destroyed or returned to Hy-Vee for a full refund.
The action was taken immediately after Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), the company that supplies bulk peanut butter to Hy-Vee, issued a recall of the peanut butter ingredient used to make the Hy-Vee bakery products.
The recall is a precautionary step because of an unresolved nationwide outbreak of salmonella.
The identified items, sold in all Hy-Vee stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota, have not been directly linked to the salmonella outbreak and there have been no reported cases of the illness.
Company officials emphasize that all measures are precautionary, and they are keeping close watch on the situation and FDA’s efforts to find the source of the outbreak.
Customers with questions should call their local store.