Publix Super Markets Sub Sandwiches with Onions Recalls
|Date:||July 26, 2012|
|What:||Publix Super Markets sub sandwiches that contain onions|
|Why:||Listeria monocytogenes contamination|
|Scope:||Publix Super Markets in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee|
Publix Super Markets is issuing a recall for custom sub sandwiches that contain onions because they may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 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.
This recall comes as a result of a July 18, 2012 recall issued by Gills Onions. Publix received notification from their supplier, who receives sliced onions from Gills Onions.
This recall involves any custom made sub sandwich with onions sold from the Publix Deli department between July 7, 2012 through July 26, 2012 in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Publix stores in Florida are not involved with this recall.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the sliced onions.
Consumers who 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 Customer Care Center at 1-800-242-1227.
Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.