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August 23, 2001

Allergy Alert: Publix Recalls Certain Publix Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lakeland, 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.

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