Publix Issues Voluntary Recall Multiple Cake Products

November 16, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 15, 2012 - Out of an abundance of caution, Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for forty-five (45) various cake products due to the fact that they may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the contamination from our supplier, Maplehurst. This recall is for the following bakery products sold from the retail service bakery:

Scale Label Description Scale ID Number* 

7” CHOC CKIES N CRM CAKE 002-13584-00000 *The last five digits of the scale ID number contain the unit price. For example $4.99 would have the last five digits ending 00499.
7” CHOC CKIES N CM LAY CK 002-16466-00000 
7” W/T ICED CHOC LYR CAKE 002-16467-00000
7” DEC. BUTTERCREAM W/FIL 002-19722-00000
7” DEC WHIP TOPPING W/FIL 002-19734-00000
7” DEC FUDGE ICED W/FILL 002-19748-00000
7” DEC CRM CHSE ICED W/F 002-19759-00000
CRM CHSE 7” VAN DEC 002-92096-00000
CRM CHSE 7” CHOC DEC 002-92097-00000
CRM CHSE 1/2 & 1/2 7” DEC 002-92099-00000
 
CHOCOLATE GANACHE CAKE 002-94078-00000
DULCE DE LECHE BON BON CA 002-94003-00000
CHOC GANACHE SUPREME 002-94085-00000
CHOCOLATE GANACHE BON BON 002-94098-00000
CHOC GANACHE GRANDEUR 002-94130-00000
BUTTERCREAM 7” CHOC DEC 002-94333-00000
RASPBERRY SACHER TORTE 002-94132-00000
LATTE BLAST 002-94162-00000
WHIP TOPPING 7” CHOC DEC 002-94396-00000
WHIP TOPPING 7” 1/2-1/2 002-94420-00000
 
FUDGE ICED 7” CHOC DEC 002-94432-00000
ICE CREAM 7” CHOC DEC 002-94468-00000
ICE CREAM 7” 1/2-1/2 DEC2 002-94490-00000
BUTTERCREAM 7” 1/2-1/2 002-94502-00000
LYR W/T BLACKOUT CAKE 002-95322-00000
LYR 7” CHOCOLATE SHADOW 002-95323-00000
LYR 7” CHECKERBOARD WHOLE 002-95325-00000
LYR 7” W/T BLACK FOREST 002-95334-00000
GERMAN CHOC 7” LAYER CAKE 002-95353-00000
PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE FIX 002-95628-00000
LYR 7” CHOC W/ PISTACHIO 002-95657-00000
LYR 7” RIPPLE CAKE 002-95658-00000
LYR 7” CHOC W/MOCHA 002-95697-00000
LYR 7” CHOC W/ FUDGE 002-95663-00000
LYR 7” CHOC W/ BC 002-95664-00000
LYR 7” CHOC W/ CHERRY BC 002-95767-00000
CHEESECK TORTE 6” WHOLE 002-95770-00000
LYR 7” CHOC W/ CHOC BC 002-95954-00000
LYR 7” CHOC W/ MINT BC 002-95955-00000
GERMAN CHOC 7” CAKE 002-95958-00000
BLACK FOREST 7” CAKE 002-95970-00000
BLACK FOREST 7” CAKE 002-95970-00000
CARAMEL PECAN CRUNCH 002-94301-00000
MIDNIGHT FUDGE FANTASY 002-94254-00000
PEANUT BUTTER FDG FIX 002-94599-00000

Product was distributed to Publix stores between November 11, 2012 through November 15, 2012 to select Florida counties, including: Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia.


Consumption of products containing Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.


“While the product is no longer available on store shelves, we have issued a voluntary recall because of our commitment to food safety and to advise our customers who may still have this product at home,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the 7” chocolate layer cake used to make these desserts. Consumers who have purchased the products in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care Center at 1-800-242-1227   or by visiting our website at www.publix.com1. Customers can also contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366  ).”
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 153,000 employees, with 2011 sales of $27.0 billion. Currently Publix has 1,066 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 15 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website, www.publix.com2.

*We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.


For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm328362.htm?source=govdelivery

If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at wmelichar@feedingamerica.org or 312.629.7263.

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