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Winn-Dixie Expands Recall to Include Spinach Antipasta Salad
St. John & Partners
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 28, 2013 – Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate recall of the Taylor Farms Spinach Antipasta Salad in all Winn-Dixie stores. This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall announced by Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. This item is sold in the full-service case in the deli department. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the reason for the recall is the potential that the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
To protect its customers, Winn-Dixie is immediately recalling the Spinach Antipasta Salad from deli cases in all stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.
The recalled Taylor Farms Spinach Antipasta Salad was sold at stores between Oct. 19 and Oct. 27. Winn-Dixie has received no reports of any issues associated with Spinach Antipasta Salad consumption.
"Our store directors have removed this product from the deli, and ask that anyone who has purchased this item discard it immediately to ensure our customers will not be exposed to the potentially harmful product," said Brian Wright, Winn-Dixie's communications and community vice president. "We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and invite customers to visit their neighborhood store to receive a full refund."
To receive the refund, customers may present proof of purchase through a receipt or the product-packaging label.
Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illnesses.
Customers with questions about the recalled products may contact the Winn-Dixie Customer Call Center toll free at 866-946-6349, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. EDT and Sat., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT.
About Bi-Lo Holdings
Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, the parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the ninth-largest conventional supermarket chain in the United States based on net sales. The company employs nearly 60,000 associates who serve customers in 686 grocery stores and 482 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com and www.winn-dixie.com.
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