Hy-Vee, Inc., of West Des Moines, Iowa, has announced a voluntary recall for cheesecakes that were made with Diamond Crystal Brands mix due to a possible risk of contamination with Salmonella.
The potential contamination was discovered by a supplier, according to a recall notice posted by Hy-Vee on January 4.
The recall involves 32 different types of cheesecake in 8-ounce and 32-ounce sizes with “best-by” dates between December 6, 2018 and January 11, 2019, sold in plastic containers with a plastic lid.
The products were distributed to 117 Hy-Vee grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
For a complete list of affected product labels, click here.
No illnesses were reported, but infections with Salmonella can cause serious food poisoning illnesses. The symptoms typically include a fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the bacteria getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.