A press release from The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) last month informed the public that Hy-Vee was voluntarily recalling its Spring Pasta Salad due to a potential that it could be contaminated with Salmonella. It turns out that wasn't enough, as many more individuals have now fallen ill due to being exposed to the salad.

Several states, including Minnesota, reported cases of Salmonella Sandiego infection as part of this outbreak. Olmsted County Public Health provided us with an update, stating:

58 more people are sick in the outbreak linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad, bringing the total reported cases to 79 in 9 states. The pasta salad was sold in all Hy-Vee stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Hy-Vee quickly and voluntarily removed the product from all grocery shelves. Please check your refrigerator for recalled Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad with expiration dates from June 22 to August 3, 2018.

The specifics on those salads include: Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salads in both 1 pound (16 oz.) and 3 pounds (48 oz.) containers produced between June 1, 2018, and July 13, 2018, and available from the deli service case. The product comes in a plastic container with a plastic lid.

Credit: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Credit: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

People infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Other pasta salads sold by Hy-Vee are not currently known to be affected.

Customers who purchased this product should dispose of it or return it 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.

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