Publix Issues Voluntary Recall Multiple Cake Products

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Publix Issues Voluntary Recall Multiple Cake Products



Maria Brous

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 15, 2012 - Out of an abundance of caution, Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for forty-five (45) various cake products due to the fact that they may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the contamination from our supplier, Maplehurst. This recall is for the following bakery products sold from the retail service bakery:

Scale Label DescriptionScale ID Number* 
7" CHOC CKIES N CRM CAKE002-13584-00000*The last five digits of the scale ID number contain the unit price. For example $4.99 would have the last five digits ending 00499.
7" CHOC CKIES N CM LAY CK002-16466-00000 
7" W/T ICED CHOC LYR CAKE002-16467-00000
7" DEC. BUTTERCREAM W/FIL002-19722-00000
7" DEC WHIP TOPPING W/FIL002-19734-00000
7" DEC FUDGE ICED W/FILL002-19748-00000
7" DEC CRM CHSE ICED W/F002-19759-00000
CRM CHSE 7" VAN DEC002-92096-00000
CRM CHSE 7" CHOC DEC002-92097-00000
CRM CHSE 1/2 & 1/2 7" DEC002-92099-00000
DULCE DE LECHE BON BON CA002-94003-00000
BUTTERCREAM 7" CHOC DEC002-94333-00000
LATTE BLAST002-94162-00000
WHIP TOPPING 7" CHOC DEC002-94396-00000
WHIP TOPPING 7" 1/2-1/2002-94420-00000
FUDGE ICED 7" CHOC DEC002-94432-00000
ICE CREAM 7" CHOC DEC002-94468-00000
ICE CREAM 7" 1/2-1/2 DEC2002-94490-00000
BUTTERCREAM 7" 1/2-1/2002-94502-00000
LYR W/T BLACKOUT CAKE002-95322-00000
LYR 7" CHOCOLATE SHADOW002-95323-00000
LYR 7" CHECKERBOARD WHOLE002-95325-00000
LYR 7" W/T BLACK FOREST002-95334-00000
GERMAN CHOC 7" LAYER CAKE002-95353-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ PISTACHIO002-95657-00000
LYR 7" RIPPLE CAKE002-95658-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/MOCHA002-95697-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ FUDGE002-95663-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ BC002-95664-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ CHERRY BC002-95767-00000
CHEESECK TORTE 6" WHOLE002-95770-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ CHOC BC002-95954-00000
LYR 7" CHOC W/ MINT BC002-95955-00000
GERMAN CHOC 7" CAKE002-95958-00000
BLACK FOREST 7" CAKE002-95970-00000
BLACK FOREST 7" CAKE002-95970-00000
PEANUT BUTTER FDG FIX002-94599-00000

Product was distributed to Publix stores between November 11, 2012 through November 15, 2012 to select Florida counties, including: Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia.

Consumption of products containing Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

“While the product is no longer available on store shelves, we have issued a voluntary recall because of our commitment to food safety and to advise our customers who may still have this product at home,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the 7” chocolate layer cake used to make these desserts. Consumers who have purchased the products in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care Center at 1-800-242-1227 or by visiting our website at Customers can also contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).”

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 153,000 employees, with 2011 sales of $27.0 billion. Currently Publix has 1,066 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 15 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website,


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