Cheesecakes sold at Hy-Vee recalled over salmonella concerns

Food and Drug Administration

Cheesecakes sold at Hy-Vee are being recalled over concerns they may be contaminated with salmonella.

Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling its cheesecakes made with Diamond Crystal Brands cheesecake mix. The potential for contamination was brought to Hy-Vee's attention last week after receiving a letter from the supplier.

The voluntary recall includes 32 varieties of cheesecakes in both 8-ounce and 32-ounce packages with best if used by dates of Dec. 6, 2018, through Jan. 11, 2019. No illnesses have been reported to date.

RECALLED PRODUCTS: View list of UPC codes and cheesecake types

The mixture was distributed to 117 of Hy-Vee’s 249 grocery stores across its eight-state region of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The product comes in a plastic container with a plastic lid. The expiration date range is between Dec. 6, 2018, and Jan. 11, 2019. The expiration date can be found on the label.

Out of an abundance of caution, Hy-Vee removed the product from the shelves of its stores as soon as it was notified about the situation.

It is important to note that all other Hy-Vee cheesecakes of the same variety but with a different UPC Code are NOT impacted by this voluntary recall.

Customers who purchased any of these products should dispose of them or return them to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Hy-Vee Customer Care representatives 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-772-4098.