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D&D Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Wheat in Hy-Vee American Macaroni Salad

Contact:
Consumer:
800-722-4098

Media:
Tara Deering-Hansen
Office:  (515) 559-5770
Mobile:  (515) 778-7865
Email: tdeering-hansen@hy-vee.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 15, 2015West Des Moines, IA —D&D Foods, Inc., based in Omaha, Nebraska, is recalling 3-pound containers of Hy-Vee American Macaroni Salad because they were incorrectly labeled and may contain undeclared milk and wheat (gluten). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and wheat (gluten) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The mislabeled 3-pound Hy-Vee American Macaroni Salad product was distributed by D&D Foods, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hy-Vee, Inc., to all of Hy-Vee’s 236 grocery stores located in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The affected product is typically sold in stores’ ready-to-eat refrigerated cases near the delicatessen. It is packaged in a frosted clear plastic tub with a black plastic lid. The recalled product is labeled as “Hy-Vee American Macaroni Salad” on the lid but “Hy-Vee Dijon Mustard Potato Salad” on the tub. The product is actually Hy-Vee American Macaroni Salad containing milk and wheat (gluten) ingredients, which are not declared on the tub.

The recalled product has a best if used date of “7/31/2015” and a production lot code of “15177D” located on the side of the frosted clear tub. Only one product size and lot are affected by this recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after the incorrect packaging was discovered during routine product review.

Consumers who have purchased Hy-Vee American Macaroni Salad in these mismarked containers are urged to return it to any nearby 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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Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 235 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $8.7 billion annually. Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Supermarket News, the authoritative voice of the food industry, has honored the company with a Whole Health Enterprise Award for its leadership in providing services and programs that promote a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit www.hy-vee.com.

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