Publix Issues Voluntary Recall on Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain SaladApril 01, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 26, 2013 - AKELAND, Fla., - Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad since it may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the potential contamination from their supplier, Allison's Gourmet Kitchens. Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad, UPC # 41415-39662, was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Product was sold in pre-packaged 12 ounce containers, and this recall involves all product sold from December 2012 through March 26, 2013.
"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."
"We have issued a voluntary recall because of our commitment to food safety," said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. "No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product. Consumers who have purchased the product 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 visit our website at www.publix.com1. Customers also can contact Allison's Gourmet Kitchens at 1-405-735-2017 or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366 )."