Hy-Vee potato salad recall announced days before July 4th

Just days before the Fourth of July, Hy-Vee is telling its customers not to eat recently purchased Hy-Vee and Mealtime potato salad.

WASHINGTON — As the July Fourth weekend gets underway, Hy-Vee is pulling a popular holiday staple from its stores over safety concerns. 

The grocery store chain announced Friday that “out of an abundance of caution” it was “voluntarily withdrawing” all sizes and varieties of its Hy-Vee Potato Salad and Mealtime Potato Salad “due to a presumptive positive microbial result on the line that the potatoes were processed on.”

The company said because of the holiday weekend it decided to withdraw all the products before final test results are received, which aren’t expected for 7-10 days. 

The potato salad was sold at Hy-Vee locations across the company’s eight-state region which covers Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Here’s the full list of withdrawn products: 

HY-VEE OLD FASHIONED POTATO SALADHY-VEE COUNTRY STYLE POTATO SALADHY-VEE DIJON MUSTARD POTATO SALADHY-VEE GREEN ONION & EGG POTATO SALADHY-VEE CHIPOTLE RANCH POTATO SALADHY-VEE DICED RED SKIN POTATO SALADHY-VEE LOADED BAKED POTATO SALADMEALTIME OLD FASHIONED POTATO SALADMEALTIME COUNTRY STYLE POTATO SALADMEALTIME DIJON MUSTARD POTATO SALAD

The expiration dates for the impacted potato salad products are between July 31 and Aug. 4. 

Customers who have purchased any of the products listed above are urged to throw it out or return it to their local Hy-Vee for a full refund. 

The company said there have been no reports of illnesses tied to the potato salad products so far. 

It’s expected to be a busy July Fourth holiday weekend for travel. AAA predicts that nearly 48 million people will travel at least 50 miles or more from home over the weekend, slightly fewer than in 2019. AAA says car travel will set a record even with the national average price for gasoline hovering near $5.

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