Publix Supermarkets, a grocery store chain found in the Southeastern United States, has issued a recall of their Deli white American cheese over concerns that a batch could have been contaminated. It’s possible a potential foreign object may have worked into the product.
Publix stated that there have been no reported illnesses or injuries related to the foreign object recall. Read on for more details regarding this recall and what to do if you’ve purchased an affected product.
What Was Recalled?
The recall affects White American Deli Cheese sold in Publix Supermarkets from October 3 to October 11 before being voluntarily recalled by the grocery chain last Friday. The product was sold both as a standalone product on store shelves as well as on custom sub sandwich orders.
If you purchased any of the recalled products, simply return to the store with your receipt from the day of purchase for a refund. Discontinue use of any affected products, as they could be contaminated with a foreign object.
“As part of our commitment to food safety, a potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” stated Maria Brous, a spokesperson for Publix. The company issued an official statement regarding the matter on Friday.
“Customers who have purchased the product in question or custom subs made with the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care department at 1-800-242-1227 or visit our website at www.publix.com .”
Publix is a regional chain that can be found in parts of the Southeastern United States. They are located in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and parts of North Carolina and Virginia. Interestingly, despite only operating in seven states, Publix is one of the largest regional US grocery stores.
The chain was founded in Florida, and still operates the majority of its stores in the Sunshine State. In fact, the company has 831 stores in Florida–that’s more than in the other six states they operate in combined!