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Cream cheese sold at popular supermarket recalled: Here’s what you need to know

Patriot-News - 5/15/2024

Cream cheese products sold at two different supermarket chains have been recalled due to concerns about possible salmonella contamination.

Aldi announced on May 9 that it recalled its Happy Farms Whipped Cream Cheese Spread, Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread, Cream Cheese Spread, and Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread products.

The cream cheese products had the UPC codes 4099100101881, 4099100101737, 4099100101751 and 4099100101744. They had sell-by dates ranging between Aug. 30 and Sept. 22.

The affected products were sold at select Aldi supermarkets in 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.

The company advised anyone who bought these products to either discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.

Anyone with questions should call Schreiber Foods at 800-644-5473 or email consumer.relations@schreiberfoods.com.

In a separate incident, Hy-Vee, based in West Des Moines, Iowa, announced via the FDA that it is also recalling two varieties of its Hy-Vee Cream Cheese Spread due to possible salmonella contamination. The company is also voluntarily recalling its bulk-packaged Cookies & Cream Mix.

The foods were manufactured at different third-party facilities around the Midwest and are sold under HyVee’s private label and bulk packaging programs. The manufacturers notified Hy-Vee of the potential contamination.

The recalled Hy-Vee Cream Cheese Spread, sold in 12-ounce containers, has the UPC code 0075450096120 and a sell-by date of Oct. 1.

The Hy-Vee Whipped Cream Cheese Spread, sold in 8-ounce containers, has the UPC code 0075450096132 and two sell-by dates: Aug. 7 and Aug. 14. Visit the FDA’s website for more specific product information.

The products were distributed to Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstore and Dollar Fresh Market locations – as well as Hy-Vee Fast and Fresh convenience stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

There haven’t been any confirmed reports of illness due to the consumption of any of the Hy-Vee products. Anyone who purchased these products should either throw them away or return them to the store for a refund.

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