There is a risk of salmonella in cream cheese

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Cream cheese sold by Hy-Vee and Aldi has been recalled due to potential contamination with salmonella.
Hy-Vee is recalling: • Hy-Vee cream cheese spread in 12-ounce containers with best by dates of October 1 and a UPC code of 0075450096120.
• Hy-Vee whipped cream cheese spread in 8-ounce containers with best by dates of August 7 and August 14 and a UPC code of 0075450096132.
The company said the products were sold at Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstore and Dollar Fresh Market and Hy-Vee Fast and Fresh convenience stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Aldi is recalling: • Aldi whipped cream cheese in 8-ounce cups with best by dates of August 30 through September 4 and a UPC code of 4099100101881.
• Aldi chive & onion cream cheese spread in 8-ounce cups with best by dates of September 13 and September 22 and a UPC number of 409910010175.
• Aldi cream cheese in 8-ounce cups with best by dates of September 1, September 9 and September 15 and a UPC number of 4099100101737.
• Aldi strawberry cream cheese spread in 8-ounce cups with best by dates of September 9 and September 15 and a UPC number of 4099100101744.

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A recall of cream cheese has been issued for Hy-Vee and Aldi products because it may be contaminated with salmonella.

There have been no reported illnesses thus far. The recalled products should be thrown away by customers, according to the companies, or returned to the stores for a refund.

Hy-Vee is bringing these back:.

• 12-ounce containers of Hy-Vee cream cheese spread with an October 1 best-by date and UPC code 0075450096120.

• Hy-Vee whipped cream cheese spread in 8-ounce containers with a UPC code of 0075450096132 and best by dates of August 7 and August 14.

• Hy-Vee 16-ounce boxes of cookies and cream mix with expiration dates in December; lot numbers 24073, 24101, and 24117; UPC code 0075450486730.

• Hy-Vee to-go cookies and cream mix in 4-ounce packages with lot numbers 24073, 24101, and 24117 and a UPC code of 0075450486740. The best-by dates are in December.

In Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, the products were distributed by Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstore, Dollar Fresh Market, and Hy-Vee Fast and Fresh convenience stores, according to the company.

Aldi is reminding people of:.

Aldi’s 8-ounce cups of whipped cream cheese, 4099100101881, with a UPC code, are best consumed between August 30 and September 4.

• Aldi’s 8-ounce cups of chive and onion cream cheese spread, with a UPC of 409910010175 and best-by dates of September 13 and September 22.

• Aldi cream cheese in 8-ounce cups with a UPC of 4099100101737 and best-by dates of September 1, September 9, and September 15.

• Aldi 8-ounce cups filled with strawberry cream cheese spread, bearing the UPC 4099100101744 and best-before dates of September 9 and September 15.

These states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin were among those where the recalled Aldi products were sold.

Fever, cramping in the stomach, diarrhea, and vomiting can all be brought on by salmonella bacteria. Six hours to six days after ingesting the bacteria, symptoms usually begin.

Salmonella can infect anyone, but some people are more susceptible to severe symptoms than others. These include the elderly, children, pregnant women, and people with underlying medical conditions that compromise their immune systems.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, salmonella is responsible for 420 fatalities and 1 point35 million illnesses in the US annually.

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