LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets recently announced a voluntary recall of the store brand Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats on concerns the product may contain trace amounts of antibiotic residue.

The product was sold in Publix grocery stores in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The product was sold in a 3.5-oz. bag, and bears a UPC of 41415-18527.

“As part of our commitment to food safety, including that of our four-legged family members, 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 pet illness. Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund.”

Publix is privately owned and operated. The company employs 157,000 workers, and had 2011 sales of $27 billion. Currently Publix has 1,067 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.