Macaroon Milk Mistake

Undeclared milk ingredient prompts macaroon recall

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

Publix Bakery Coconut Macaroons are being voluntarily recalled due to an undeclared milk ingredient that could pose serious health risks for people with an allergy or sensitivity to milk.

South Florida Bakery is issuing a voluntary recall on a ll lot codes of Publix Bakery Coconut Macaroons (Coquitos). This includes several varieties:

  • Coconut Macaroons (Coquitos), 21oz – UPC 41415-95290
  • Mini Coconut Macaroons (Mini Coquitos), 12oz - UPC 10878-90011
  • Mini Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Chips (Mini Coquitos con Pedazos de Chocolate), 12oz – UPC 10878-90012
  • Mini Coconut Macaroons with Confetti Sprinkles (Mini Coquitos con Dulcecitos de Colores), 12oz.- UPC 10878-90013

The UPC may be found on the back label below the Nutritional Facts panel.

The pre-packaged coconut macaroons were sold in 21 oz and 12 oz plastic dome containers exclusively in the retail bakeries of Publix Super Markets throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The products are being recalled due to an undeclared milk ingredient present in a small amount in the product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

“The packaging error was detected during a routine quality and label review by Publix,” said Rick Bernardo of South Florida Bakery. “There have been no reported cases of illness. Customers who have purchased the product may return it to their local Publix for a full refund or replacement. Consumers with questions may contact South Florida Bakery at 1-305-256-1777, M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, EST.”

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December 27, 2010