WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (WMTV) -- HyVee is recalling its cheesecakes made with Diamond Crystal Brands cheesecake mix due to the potential that they may be contaminated with salmonella.
The recall includes 32 varieties of cheesecakes in both 8-ounce and 32-ounce packages with best if used by dates of Dec. 6, 2018, through Jan. 11, 2019. No illnesses have been reported to date, according to a HyVee spokeswoman.
The product comes in a plastic container with a plastic lid. The expiration date can be found on the label.
The mixture was distributed to 117 of HyVee’s 249 grocery stores across its eight-state region of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The grocery store made the recall after receiving a letter from a supplier, according to a HyVee spokeswoman.
According to the CDC, salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.