Publix recalling deli salad for possible contamination
A fruit and grain deli salad sold at Publix Super Markets is being recalled, the Food and Drug Administration said today. The Lakeland-based grocer issued a voluntary recall for Publix Deli Tri-Fruit and Grain Salad after the supplier identified possible bacterial contamination. The 12-ounce pre-packaged Tri-Fruit and Grain Salad was made by Allisonís Gourmet Kitchens, the FDA said in a release. Affected products include any of these salads sold between December 2012 and Tuesday, and distributed at Publix stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The UPC code is: 41415-39662. The suspected bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes, can trigger a serious infection for young children, the elderly or people with frail or compromised immune systems. Symptoms can include: high fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.So far, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled salad, Publix spokeswoman Maria Brous said in a statement. Customers can return the product to their local Publix store for a full refund. For more information, call the Publix customer care center at (800) 242-1227, or visit www.publix.com.