Publix Issues Voluntary Recall on Multiple Bakery Cake Products

  Publix Issues Voluntary Recall on Multiple Bakery Cake Products

Business Wire

LAKELAND, Fla. -- November 16, 2012

Out of an abundance of precaution, Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary
recall for 45 various cake products due to the fact that they may be
adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the
contamination from their supplier, Maplehurst. This recall is for the
following bakery products sold from the retail service bakery:

                                               
Scale Label Description     Scale ID Number*     
7" CHOC CKIES N CRM CAKE      002-13584-00000        *The last five digits of
                                                     the scale ID
7" CHOC CKIES N CM LAY CK     002-16466-00000        number contain the unit
                                                     price. For
7" W/T ICED CHOC LYR CAKE     002-16467-00000        example $4.99 would have
                                                     the last
7" DEC. BUTTERCREAM W/FIL     002-19722-00000        five digits ending 00499.
7" DEC WHIP TOPPING W/FIL     002-19734-00000
7" DEC FUDGE ICED W/FILL      002-19748-00000
7" DEC CRM CHSE ICED W/F      002-19759-00000
CRM CHSE 7" VAN DEC           002-92096-00000
CRM CHSE 7" CHOC DEC          002-92097-00000
CRM CHSE 1/2 & 1/2 7" DEC     002-92099-00000
                                                     
CHOCOLATE GANACHE CAKE        002-94078-00000
DULCE DE LECHE BON BON CA     002-94003-00000
CHOC GANACHE SUPREME          002-94085-00000
CHOCOLATE GANACHE BON BON     002-94098-00000
CHOC GANACHE GRANDEUR         002-94130-00000
BUTTERCREAM 7" CHOC DEC       002-94333-00000
RASPBERRY SACHER TORTE        002-94132-00000
LATTE BLAST                   002-94162-00000
WHIP TOPPING 7" CHOC DEC      002-94396-00000
WHIP TOPPING 7" 1/2-1/2       002-94420-00000
                                                     
FUDGE ICED 7" CHOC DEC        002-94432-00000
ICE CREAM 7" CHOC DEC         002-94468-00000
ICE CREAM 7" 1/2-1/2 DEC2     002-94490-00000
BUTTERCREAM 7" 1/2-1/2        002-94502-00000
LYR W/T BLACKOUT CAKE         002-95322-00000
LYR 7" CHOCOLATE SHADOW       002-95323-00000
LYR 7" CHECKERBOARD WHOLE     002-95325-00000
LYR 7" W/T BLACK FOREST       002-95334-00000
GERMAN CHOC 7" LAYER CAKE     002-95353-00000
PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE FIX       002-95628-00000
                                                     
Scale Label Description     Scale ID Number*     
LYR 7" CHOC W/ PISTACHIO      002-95657-00000        *The last five digits of
                                                     the scale ID
LYR 7" RIPPLE CAKE            002-95658-00000        number contain the unit
                                                     price. For
LYR 7" CHOC W/MOCHA           002-95697-00000        example $4.99 would have
                                                     the last
LYR 7" CHOC W/ FUDGE          002-95663-00000        five digits ending 00499.
LYR 7" CHOC W/ BC             002-95664-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ CHERRY BC      002-95767-00000
CHEESECK TORTE 6" WHOLE       002-95770-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ CHOC BC        002-95954-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ MINT BC        002-95955-00000
GERMAN CHOC 7" CAKE           002-95958-00000
BLACK FOREST 7" CAKE          002-95970-00000
CARAMEL PECAN CRUNCH          002-94301-00000
MIDNIGHT FUDGE FANTASY        002-94254-00000
PEANUT BUTTER FDG FIX         002-94599-00000
                                                     

Product was distributed to Publix stores between Nov. 11, 2012 through Nov.
15, 2012 to select Florida counties, including: Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus,
Collier, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee,
Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter,
and Volusia.

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.

“While the product is no longer available on store shelves, we have issued a
voluntary recall because of our commitment to food safety and to advise our
customers who may still have this product at home,” said Maria Brous, Publix
media and community relations director. “No illnesses have been reported to
date in connection with the 7” chocolate layer cake used to make these
desserts. 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 Center at 1-800-242-1227 or
visit our website at www.publix.com. Customers can also contact the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).”

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 153,000 employees, with 2011
sales of $27.0 billion. Currently Publix has 1,066 stores in Florida, Georgia,
South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of
FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 15 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, www.publix.com.

Contact:

Publix
Maria Brous, 863-680-5339