Publix Recalls Bakery Cake Products, No Local Stores Impacted

Publix Cakes Recalled
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Publix Press Release

Lakeland, FL - November 20, 2012

Out of an abundance of precaution, Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for 45 various cake products due to the fact that they may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the contamination from their supplier, Maplehurst. This recall is for the following bakery products sold from the retail service bakery:

* The last five digits of the scale ID number contain the unit price. For example $4.99 would have the last five digits ending 00499.

Scale Label Description Scale ID Number*
7" CHOC CKIES N CRM CAKE 002-13584-00000
7" CHOC CKIES N CM LAY CK 002-16466-00000 002-16466-00000
7" W/T ICED CHOC LYR CAKE 002-16467-00000 002-16467-00000
7" DEC. BUTTERCREAM W/FIL 002-19722-00000
7" DEC WHIP TOPPING W/FIL 002-19734-00000
7" DEC FUDGE ICED W/FILL 002-19748-00000
7" DEC CRM CHSE ICED W/F 002-19759-00000
CRM CHSE 7" VAN DEC 002-92096-00000
CRM CHSE 7" CHOC DEC 002-92097-00000
CRM CHSE 1/2 & 1/2 7" DEC 002-92099-00000
DULCE DE LECHE BON BON CA 002-94003-00000
CHOC GANACHE SUPREME 002-94085-00000
BUTTERCREAM 7" CHOC DEC 002-94333-00000
LATTE BLAST 002-94162-00000
WHIP TOPPING 7" CHOC DEC 002-94396-00000
WHIP TOPPING 7" 1/2-1/2 002-94420-00000
FUDGE ICED 7" CHOC DEC 002-94432-00000
ICE CREAM 7" CHOC DEC 002-94468-00000
ICE CREAM 7" 1/2-1/2 DEC2 002-94490-00000
BUTTERCREAM 7" 1/2-1/2 002-94502-00000
LYR W/T BLACKOUT CAKE 002-95322-00000
LYR 7" CHOCOLATE SHADOW 002-95323-00000
LYR 7" CHECKERBOARD WHOLE 002-95325-00000
LYR 7" W/T BLACK FOREST 002-95334-00000
GERMAN CHOC 7" LAYER CAKE 002-95353-00000

Product was distributed to Publix stores between Nov. 11, 2012 through Nov. 15, 2012 to select Florida counties and in select stores, including: Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia.

Consumption of products containing Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

"While the product is no longer available on store shelves, we have issued a voluntary recall because of our commitment to food safety and to advise our customers who may still have this product at home," said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. "No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the 7" chocolate layer cake used to make these desserts. Consumers who have purchased the products in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund.

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