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Western Bagel Baking Corporation Issues an Allergen Alert for Undeclared Egg In Publix Brand 100% Whole Wheat Sliced Bagels
Jeff Gerber Quality Assurance Manager
Western Bagel Baking Corporation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Van Nuys, CA – May 21, 2009 – The manufacturer of Publix 100% Whole Wheat Sliced Bagels is recalling a limited number of 12oz packaging of 100% Whole Wheat Sliced Bagels with lot code date of 10491 and 11291 as they may contain undeclared Egg. The lot code date may be found printed on the clip that closes the bag. Persons who have an allergy to Egg run the risk of a serious or possible life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected product. The UPC number may be found on the side label below the Nutrition Facts panel:
Publix 100% Whole Wheat Sliced Bagels, UPC: 41415-78290
The product was distributed throughout the chain to include stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.
“The recall was initiated after the discovery of Egg Bagels packaged inside a 100% Whole Wheat Sliced Bagel packaging. This resulted in the undeclared Egg ingredient,” said Jeff Gerber, Western Bagel Baking Corporations Quality Assurance Manager. "As part of Publix commitment to food safety, they are asking customers to return the product for a full refund or replacement. There have been no reported cases of illness. Consumers with questions may contact Publix at 1-800-242-1227."