Hy-Vee, Schnucks recall cream cheese spreads due to salmonella risk

Two regional grocers — Hy-Vee and Schnuck Markets — are separately recalling a variety of cream cheese spreads sold across the Midwest because the products may be contaminated with salmonella. 

Hy-Vee is recalling two varieties of Hy-Vee Cream Cheese Spread, as well as bulk-packaged Cookies & Cream Mix, the West Des Moines, Iowa-based retailer said Monday in a statement posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

Sold under Hy-Vee’s private label and bulk packaging programs, the recalled products were sold at more than 280 retail stores in eight Midwestern states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. 

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in the young, frail or elderly. Symptoms can include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

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Food and Drug Administration

People who purchased the recalled products should throw them out or return for a refund, Hy-Vee said. 

Separately, St. Louis-based Schnuck Markets is recalling three cheese spreads for possible salmonella contamination:

  • Schnucks Whip Cream Spread, UPC 4131858005, with a best-by-date of August 8, 2024.
  • Schnucks Strawberry Spread, UPC 4131858007, with a best-by-date of Sept. 8, 2024.
  • Schnucks Cream Cheese Spread, UPC 4131858023, with a best-by-date of Oct. 8, 2024.

The recalled products should be returned for a refund or exchange, according to the retailer, which operates 115 stores in four states, including Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin. 

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Food and Drug Administration

Hy-Vee confirmed the company and Schnucks used the same cream cheese supplier, which a spokesperson identified as Schreiber Foods of Green Bay, Wis. Hornbacher’s, a supermarket chain that operates eight stores in Minnesota and North Dakota, also cited Schreiber in recalling a vegetable cream cheese spread on Tuesday.

Schreiber did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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