Food Poisoning Risk From Store-Brand Cheesecake Leads to Recall

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Consumers who shop at 117 of the 249 Hy-Vee Grocery Stores are being warned not to eat cheesecakes that they may have purchased on a recent shopping trip over concerns about Salmonella contamination and possible food poisoning.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Iowa-based corporation is recalling cheesecakes that were baked using a specific cheesecake mix – the Diamond Crystal Brands mix – after their supplier alerted them to the possibility of contamination with the bacteria. At this point, there have been no illnesses reported as a result of anybody having consumed any of the cheesecakes.

According to an announcement released by Hy-Vee, the cheesecakes at the heart of the food poisoning concerns were distributed to stores located in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Though the specific stores that received the products were not included in the announcement, information regarding the affected cakes has been.

Consumers Warned of Food Poisoning Risk from Cheesecakes

To avoid food poisoning, consumers are warned not to consume the cheesecake mix itself, which is sold in a plastic container with a plastic lid and expiration dates between December 6th 2018 and January 11th, 2019, as well as specific 8 ounce and 32-ounce cheesecakes including the brand’s Cherry Cheesecake, Oreo Cheesecake, Pumpkin Fluff Cheesecake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Mint Cheesecake, Turtle Cheesecake, Strawberry Bettercreme Cheesecake, Lemon Bettercreme Cheesecake, Golden Oreo Bettercreme Cheesecake, Smores Bettercreme Cheesecake, and Chocolate Bettercreme Cheesecake, all with the same use-by dates. All other Hy-Vee cheesecakes are apparently safe to eat.

Consumers are warned that eating the products can lead to serious food poisoning symptoms including bloody nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Anybody with any of the products in their possession is urged to either discard the products or return them to the store for a refund.

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