July 18, 2018 - Hy-Vee announced Tuesday that it would recall the pasta  after at least 20 customers reported becoming violently ill after eating its store-brand spring pasta salad, according to CNN . Affected products were sold in 8 states, including Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Wisconsin.
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Which Products are Affected by the Recall?
The recall affects 1 and 3-pound containers of Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad, which were produced from June 1 to July 13, 2018, with an expiration date range between June 22, 2018, and Aug. 3, 2018.
“Out of an abundance of caution, Hy-Vee voluntarily removed the product last night from all of its shelves and service cases as soon as the grocery chain was notified about the situation,” Hy-Vee wrote in a statement.
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Reduction of Salmonella in Pasta Through Common Cooking Methods: Study
A September 2021 study published in Food Protection Trends [3.] was intended to assess the microbiological lethality of cooking methods used to prepare dry pasta products for consumption.
The researchers inoculated 3 types of dry pasta with multi-strain cocktails of salmonella and E. coli and subsequently cooked the pasta using the following methods: elbow noodles were exposed to microwave cooking (2.5 min on high setting; minimum power output of 720 W) as part of an “elbow noodles in a cup” product, flat noodles were cooked on a stovetop in boiling water (6 min in boiling water), and no-boil lasagna noodles were exposed to baking as part of a three-layer lasagna (50 min in an oven preheated to 204°C).
The average population levels of salmonella and E. coli in all 3 types of dry noodles were >6.5 logs most probable number per gram. Each cooking method evaluated reduced salmonella and E. coli population levels to 6-log reductions.
The authors concluded that the results of the study demonstrated that the cooking processes evaluated were capable of mitigating the microbiological food safety risks associated with dry pasta.
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