Publix Steam In Bag Product Recall - 1/26/21
Company Announcement Date:
January 14, 2021
FDA Publish Date:
January 21, 2021
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Steam in bag products containing butternuts squash
Publix Super Markets, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall on select Publix Steam In Bag products prepared in-store containing a specific butternut squash ingredient.
This recall is the result of notification of a recall for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination from Pero Family Farms Company, LLC, the supplier of the butternut squash ingredient.
Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC initiated a voluntary product recall of its Butternut Squash Trays because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
“As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix communications 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 Consumer Relations department at 1-800-242-1227 or visit our website at www.publix.comExternal Link Disclaimer.
|Product Name||GTIN||Sold between|
|Publix Steam In Bag Green Bean Butternut Squash||002-24887-00000||01/03/2021-01/14/2021|
|Publix Steam In Bag Season Butternut Medley||002-25399-00000||01/03/2021-01/14/2021|
|Publix Steam In Bag Butternut Brussel Pecan||002-25677-00000||01/03/2021-01/14/2021|
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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The Feeding America national office issues notifications of all national Class I and II recalls–those involving a health hazard situation in which there is reasonable probability that eating the food will cause health problems or death–and other recalls that may affect the safety of food supplied to network members.
The national office strongly encourages all member product solicitors, operations managers, and others involved in food and grocery distribution to regularly consult resources provided by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/index.asp. Additionally, members can often receive information on national, state, and local recalls by contacting their local health departments.
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