WASHINGTON — The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert on Hy-Vee’s ready-to-eat beef pot roast entrées. The entrée’s gravy component contains wheat, a known allergen, which was not declared on the product label.
A recall was not issued because the items are no longer available for purchase.
The beef entrées were produced between Dec. 26, 2022, and Jan. 17, 2023. The following products are subject to the health alert:
11.6 oz plastic containers containing “HyVee mealtime BEEF POT ROAST DINNER” with Best If Use By dates of 01/03/2023 - 01/24/2023 and lot codes of 22361-23017.
25.5 oz plastic containers containing “HyVee mealtime BEEF POT ROAST DINNER” with Best If Used By dates of 01/02/2023 - 01/24/2023 and lot codes of 22360-23016.
The products bear establishment number “EST. 51558” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The problem was discovered when Hy-Vee notified FSIS that it received a substitute gravy mix from its spice supplier that includes wheat. The normal gravy mix does not include wheat, and the establishment did not change the product label to list wheat as an ingredient.
There have been no reports of adverse reactions from consumption of the products.