August 23, 2001Allergy Alert: Publix Recalls
Certain Publix Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies
FL (SafetyAlerts) - Publix Super
Markets Inc. is voluntarily recalling Publix Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies purchased
between Aug. 13and Aug. 20 in Jacksonville division stores because the product may contain
undeclared pecans and almonds.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these products run the risk of serious
or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Publix Spokesman Lee
Brunson said, "Through our internal quality assurance process, we determined that the
product was limited to our Jacksonville Division bakery departments.
The finished cookies may be found in the following varieties: a three dozen chocolate chip
cookie package, three dozen assorted cookie package, or individual cookies in the sample
cookie case. As a precaution, we are recalling all product purchased between Aug. 13 and
Aug. 20 in North Florida, Southeast Georgia, and in Beaufort and Hilton Head,S.C."
Brunson said, "We are working very closely with the Food and Drug Administration and
our manufacturing facility to resolve this situation with accuracy and expedience."
The company has received no customer complaints regarding this product.
Publix is encouraging all customers who purchased the affected product to return the
product to their store for a full refund or replacement.