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A Hy-Vee cheesecake recall is affecting 16 varieties of cheesecake because they might be contaminated with Salmonella.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the Des Moines-Iowa based grocery chain was notified by Diamond Crystal Brands, supplier of the cheesecake mix, that the products might be contaminated with the potentially dangerous foodborne pathogen.

The cheesecake mixes were distributed to 117 Hy-Vee grocery stores across the chain’s eight-state region: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The chain has a total of 249 stores in those states.

No illnesses have been reported.

Hy-Vee cheesecake:
16 varieties affected

The 16 types of Hy-Vee cheesecake were sold in two sizes: an 8-ounce individual serving, and a 32-ounce family size. The cheesecakes were sold in a plastic container with a plastic lid, and they have expiration dates that range from Dec. 6, 2018, to Jan. 11, 2019.

The list of cheesecakes recalled, with UPC codes:

  • Cherry Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-80142-00000
  • Cherry Cheesecake, 32 ounce family size, UPC code 02-80141-00000
  • Chocolate Bettercreme Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-82323-00000
  • Chocolate Bettercreme Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-82324-00000
  • Flag Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-80153-00000
  • Flag Cheesecake,  32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-80151-00000
  • Golden Oreo Bettercreme Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-82329-00000
  • Golden Oreo Bettercreme Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-82330-00000
  • Lemon Bettercreme Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-82319-00000
  • Lemon Bettercreme Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-82320-00000
  • Mint Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-80224-00000
  • Mint Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-80223-00000
  • Mint Chip Bettercreme Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-82315-00000
  • Mint Chip Bettercreme Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-82316-00000
  • Oreo Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-80146-00000
  • Oreo Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-80145-00000
  • Oreo Bettercreme Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-82331-00000
  • Oreo Bettercreme Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-82332-00000
  • Pumpkin Bettercreme Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-82321-00000
  • Pumpkin Bettercreme Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-82322-00000
  • Pumpkin Fluff Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-80148-00000
  • Pumpkin Fluff Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-80147-00000
  • Sea Salted Caramel Bettercreme Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-82325-00000
  • Sea Salted Caramel Bettercreme Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-82326-00000
  • Smores Bettercreme Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-82333-00000
  • Smores Bettercreme Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-82334-00000
  • Strawberry Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-80150-00000
  • Strawberry Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-80149-00000
  • Strawberry Bettercreme Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-82317-00000
  • Strawberry Bettercreme Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-82318-00000
  • Turtle Cheesecake, 8-ounce serving, UPC code 02-82327-00000
  • Turtle Cheesecake, 32-ounce family size, UPC code 02-82328-00000

Customers who have purchased these cheesecakes should either dispose of them or return them for a refund from the Hy-Vee store where they were purchased.

Hy-vee cheesecake:
salmonellosis symptoms

A Salmonella infection produces an illness called salmonellosis, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that Salmonella bacteria produce about 1.2 million cases of salmonellosis yearly. Additionally, approximately 23,000 victims will require hospitalization, and about 450 of them will die.

Salmonellosis develops anywhere from 12 hours to three days after ingesting food contaminated with Salmonella. As with most types of food poisoning, symptoms include:

  • abdominal cramping
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • chills.

Symptoms can last up to a week, and most victims recover without needing to see their health-care provider. Some bouts of diarrhea become so severe, however, that dehydration occurs, and then hospitalization is necessary.

Hy-vee cheesecake:
disease complications

Children under the age of 5, the elderly, pregnant women, and anyone with a compromised immune system are the groups of people most susceptible to developing a serious complication.

When Salmonella bacteria enter the bloodstream and travel throughout the body, they can produce the following complications:

  • endocarditis: infection of the heart’s inner lining usually involving the heart valves
  • meningitis: inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord
  • osteomyelitis; inflammation of the bone; generally targets legs, arms, and spine
  • reactive arthritis (also called Reiter’s syndrome): a type of inflammatory arthritis that develops because of a Salmonella infection elsewhere in the body.

Hy-vee cheesecake:
pregnancies at risk

It’s especially important for pregnant women to avoid food contaminated with Salmonella, or any other foodborne pathogen (E. coli, Listeria, etc.). A pregnant woman who contracts salmonellosis can experience miscarriage, premature labor, or even stillbirth.

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