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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Publix Issues a Recall of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough due to Undeclared Tree Nuts 

Contact:
Maria Brous
863-688-1188 x55339

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --- LAKELAND, Fla., June 30, 2006 — Publix Super Markets of Lakeland, FL is issuing a voluntary allergen warning on refrigerated packages of Publix Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (18 oz. ‘Chub’ size), with a date code of 17 Sept. 2006 and an item code (UPC) of 41415-00703, the product is dough for making baked cookies. The product in question was sold at Publix stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The ingredient label does not declare a tree nut (pecans) that may exist in the dough. Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

"The chocolate chip dough may contain pecans," said Maria Brous director of media and community relations. “As a food safety precaution, we are recalling the product. There have been no reported cases of illness. Customers who have purchased the product may return it to their store for a full refund or replacement.” The FDA has been informed of the recall.

Publix is owned and operated by its 138,000 employees, with 2005 sales of $20.6 billion. Currently Publix has 882 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of Fortune’s "100 Best Companies to Work For in America" for nine consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s Web site, www.publix.com. 

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