Vegetable Fried Rice and frozen Hy-Vee Chicken Fried Rice are being recalled for potential Listeria contamination. Consumers who have purchased these products should bit eat them.
The recall affects Hy-Vee stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin between July 24, 2014, and May 12, 2016. But Hy-Vee is recalling these two products from all of its stores.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Among pregnant women, it can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.
The recalled Vegetable Fried Rice product was 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 was sold in 20 oz. bags with the UPC number 0075450125290 and with a “use by” date of Nov. 5, 2017, or earlier.
The potential for contamination was discovered after Ajinomoto Windsor, Hy-Vee’s supplier, announced a Listeria recall. Customers who purchased this product should discard it or return it to their local Hy-Vee store for a full refund.