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Publix Super Markets recalls fruit and grain salad

April 02, 2013|By Monte Morin
  • Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad since it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Deli Tri Fruit… (U.S. Food and Drug Administration )

Publix Super Markets has recalled its Publix Deli Tri Fruit and Grain Salad since it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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 a serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, according to a press release from the FDA.

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.

No illnesses have been reported.

Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return it to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call the company's Customer Care Center at (800) 242-1227, or visit the website www.publix.com. Customers also can contact Allison's Gourmet Kitchens at (405) 735-2017 or the FDA (888) SAFEFOOD ([888] 723-3366).

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