Out of an abundance of caution, Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Asian Mix because the product contains peanuts that are not declared on the packaging.
The Publix Asian Mix was distributed to all Publix retail locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina. Publix Asian Mix is sold in 14 oz. clamshell containers in the Publix produce department with the UPC 41415-20286. The recall includes all sell-bydates between 01/03/15 and 02/03/15.
Publix discovered the undeclared allergen during in-house testing from the ingredient supplier. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
"As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. "To date, there have been no reported cases of illness. 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 Department at 1-800-242-1227 or by visiting our website."
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 171,000 employees, with 2013 sales of $28.9 billion. Currently Publix has 1,086 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.