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Winn-Dixie Recalls Bakery Sour Cream Lemon Pies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Jan. 8, 2015 — JACKSONVILLE, FL. — Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate recall of the Winn-Dixie Sour Cream Lemon Pies in select Winn-Dixie stores in Florida and Louisiana. According to the supplier of the pies, the reason for the recall is that the product is mislabeled. The package actually contains Coconut Cream Pie, which could result in an undeclared coconut allergen.
For the safety of customers, Winn-Dixie is immediately removing the 7 oz., single-serve pies labeled Sour Cream Lemon Pie from the bakery departments in Winn-Dixie stores throughout Florida and Louisiana in the following counties/parishes:
- East Baton Rouge
- Pearl River
- Pointe Coupee
- Saint Bernard
- Saint Charles
- Saint James
- Saint John the Baptist
- Saint Landry
- Saint Martin
- Saint Mary
- Saint Tammany
The recall does not affect Winn-Dixie stores in Alabama, Georgia or Mississippi or any BI-LO or Harveys banner stores.
“We ask customers who have a coconut allergy to throw this product out immediately to ensure they do not experience any health issues,” said Brian Wright, Winn-Dixie’s vice president of communications and government relations.
The recalled pies are labeled with the numbers 4300 on the bottom of the plastic pie container. The product UPC code is 2114000081. To our knowledge, Winn-Dixie has received no reports of any issues associated with consumption at this time.
Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to coconut products are urged not to consume and return products to the store for a full refund.To receive the refund, customers may present proof of purchase through a receipt or the product-packaging label.
The most common symptoms of a food allergy include tingling or itching of the mouth, hives, swelling of the mouth and face, difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and dizziness.
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.
Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the fifth-largest conventional supermarket chain in the U.S. and the second-largest conventional supermarket in the southeast based on store count.1 The company employs more than 72,000 associates who serve customers in approximately 804 grocery stores and 531 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO, Harveys 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, www.harveyssupermarkets.com and www.winndixie.com.
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