Out of an abundance of precaution, the company is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Jalapeno Bagels, which are sold in either the self-service bins or artisan cases in the bakery department, and may contain pieces of glass and small stones.
The Publix Jalapeno Bagels were distributed to Publix store locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Publix stores in Tennessee and North Carolina are not impacted by this recall. Publix was made aware of this potential product hazard by the supplier.
"As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all affected bakery departments,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. "To date, there have been no reported cases of illness or injury. 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 Department at 1-800-242-1227 or by visiting our website at www.publix.comdisclaimer icon."
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 169,000 employees, with 2013 sales of $28.9 billion. Currently Publix has 1,078 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 17 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, corporate.publix.comdisclaimer icon.