Pasta salad from Hy-Vee stores recalled after possible salmonella contamination

Hy-Vee announced on Tuesday that it is voluntarily recalling a pasta salad sold at its stores as a result of possible salmonella contamination.

A news release from the company stated that approximately 20 illnesses in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa have been linked to customers who had consumed the Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad.

The recall applies to both the 1-pound and 3-pound containers that were produced between June 1 and July 13. The possibly affected packages have expiration dates between June 22 and Aug. 3.

Customers who purchased the pasta salad should dispose of it or return it to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund.

Symptoms of salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, chills, headaches and blood in the stool. Signs and symptoms of salmonella infection typically last two to seven days. Most people recover from the infection without treatment, but complications related to severe diarrhea and dehydration may arise.

This isn’t the first time the Iowa-based company has faced contamination issues with one of its pasta salad products. In 2015, Hy-Vee voluntarily recalled its Summer Fresh Pasta Salad due to potential listeria contamination.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Hy-Vee’s customer service phone number at 1-800-772-4098.