The items were sold from refrigerated cases in the meat department in all Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. The affected items bear a UPC of 4141509080 and only product with a use or freeze by DEC 04 2017 date is affected, Publix said.
“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 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.com. Customers can also contact the US Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).”
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 188,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. The company currently has 1,154 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.