Hy-Vee recalls pizzas over soy concern

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling eight Hy-Vee brand pizzas that were sold at six Minneapolis-area stores because they may contain undeclared soy.

The growing grocery chain says those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.

The take-and-bake Hy-Vee brand pizzas were distributed at the Twin Cities Hy-Vee stores in New Hope, Oakdale, Lakeville, Brooklyn Park, Eagan and Savage, near the stores’ Italian departments and prepared-meal areas. The Hy-Vee pizzas are packaged in plastic wrapped pizza tins and sold out of refrigerated display cases. They are produced by Hy-Vee’s wholly owned subsidiary D & D Foods, Inc., based in Omaha, Nebraska.

Listed below are the product description, size, UPC number and “best if used by” date that can be found on the label of each Hy-Vee pizza that is being recalled.

Description                                            UPC                   ‘Best If Used By’ Dates

12” Cheese Traditional Crust Pizza  288900 908996     04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
12” Pepperoni Traditional Crust Pizza  288901 908995    04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
16” Cheese Traditional Crust Pizza  288928 611991    04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
16” Pepperoni Traditional Crust Pizza  288929 611990    04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
12” Cheese Thin Crust Pizza   288914 908999    04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
12” Pepperoni Thin Crust Pizza   288915 908998    04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
16” Cheese Pizza Thin Crust Pizza  288942 611991    04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017
16” Pepperoni Pizza Thin Crust Pizza  288943 611990    04-23-2017 thru 07-26-2017

No illnesses have yet been reported in connection with these products.

The recall was issued after a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection at D & D Foods uncovered the dough softener used in the pizza crusts contained soy and it was not identified on the product labels’ list of allergens. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a product label filing error.

Customers who purchased these varieties of Hy-Vee pizza at any of the six Hy-Vee stores in the Twin Cities 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 800-772-4098 or by emailing. 

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