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Salad recall: Publix issues recall on hearts of romaine

Publix Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall for 10-oz. plastic bags of Publix Hearts of Romaine (Chopped Hearts of Romaine) due to the fact that they may be adulterated with Lysteria monocytogenes. Ready Pac is the private supplier of the private label product for the company. The UPC found on the back right hand corner of the package is 41415 03886.

Publix recieved notification of the contamination from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after a routine sample collection. Product was distributed to Publix stores between Sept. 8 and 20, 2012, in select Florida counties, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The following Florida counties are affected by the recall: Alachua, Baldwin, Bay, Beaufort, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Clay, Coffee, Columbia, Dougherty, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Glynn, Houston, Jasper, Lee, Leon, Lowndis, Marion, Nassau, Okaloosa, Putnam, Santa Rosa, St. Johns, Suwannee, Thomas, Tift, Volusia and Walton.

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 should call the Customer Care Center at 1-800-242-1227 or visit  www.publix.com. Customers can also contact the US Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-800-723-3366).

Originally posted Friday, Sep. 28, 2012

Tags: food safety, fresh-cut produce, product recall, publix, ready pac

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