Iowa-based Hy-Vee part of bagged salad recall


October 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Hy-Vee is part of a voluntary recall of bagged salads by a California company because of possible contamination of listeria. The Iowa-based grocery store says the recall is by River Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas, Calif. Hy-Vee says the possible contamination was found during routine tests by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in a bagged salad product for the Giant Eagle chain, based in Pittsburg. River Ranch issued the recall for Giant Eagle Farmers Market brand salads and Hy-Vee salads produced at its plant on Sept. 27. The products carry a “best by” date of Oct. 14.

Hy-Vee says four varieties of Hy-Vee bagged salads are covered by the recall. The company says all affected products have been removed from the stores but customers should check their refrigerators.