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Publix Issues Recall for Assorted Flavors of Empanadas


Maria Brous
(863) 680-5339


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Lakeland, FL -- March 14, 2008 -- Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall on all codes of prepackaged 2 and 4-pack Apple, Pineapple and Pumpkin Empanadas sold in retail bakeries due to the undeclared milk ingredient. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recall affects the following 10 counties:

  • Clayton, Ga.
  • Cobb, Ga.
  • Collier, Fla.
  • DeKalb, Ga.
  • Davidson, Tn.
  • Fulton, Ga.
  • Gwinett, Ga.
  • Hall, Ga.
  • Houston, Ga.
  • Lee, Fla.

The product was sold in a variety of different containers.

"The packaging error was detected during a routine label review," said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “As part of our commitment to food safety, we routinely inspect our product labeling for accuracy and for product quality. 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. Consumers with questions may contact Publix at 1-800-242-1227."


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