Sheldon Hy-Vee

A sign outside of the Sheldon Hy-Vee grocery store.

REGIONAL—Hy-Vee is recalling approximately 6,233 pounds of ready-to-eat, or RTE, beef and chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today, Sept. 10.

The products are part of the chain's Hy-Vee Mealtime Asian Entrees lines. The liquid egg used to make the fried rice contains milk, which is not declared on the product label, according to Hy-Vee.

The RTE beef and chicken products were produced on Sept. 7-8.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 20-oz. plastic packages of “Hy-Vee Mealtime Mongolian-Stye Beef” bearing lot code 19250 with a Best If Used By date of 09/14/19 and lot code 19251 with a Best If Used By date of 09/15/19.
  • 20-oz. plastic packages of “Hy-Vee Mealtime Beef with Broccoli” bearing lot code 19250 with a Best If Used By date of 09/14/19 and lot code 19251 with a Best If Used By date of 09/15/19.
  • 20-oz. plastic packages of “Hy-Vee Mealtime Cashew Chicken” bearing lot code 19250 with a Best If Used By date of 09/14/19 and lot code 19251 with a Best If Used By date of 09/15/19.
  • 20-oz. plastic packages of “Hy-Vee Mealtime Sweet Orange Chicken” bearing lot code 19250 with a Best If Used By date of 09/14/19 and lot code 19251 with a Best If Used By date of 09/15/19.
  • 20-oz. plastic packages of “Hy-Vee Mealtime General's Chicken” bearing lot code 19250 with a Best If Used By date of 09/14/19 and lot code 19251 with Best If Used By date of 09/15/19.
  • 20-oz. plastic packages of “Hy-Vee Mealtime Seasame Chicken” bearing lot code 19250 with a Best If Used By date of 09/14/19 and lot code 19251 with Best If Used By date of 09/15/19.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 51558” or “P-51558” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Hy-Vee operates N'West Iowa stores in Sheldon and Sioux Center.

The problem was discovered during FSIS in-plant verification activities, according to the agency.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider.

According to Hy-Vee, customers who purchased any of these products should dispose of them or return them to their local 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.