Publix recalls tropical fruit medley over listeria concerns

Product sold in southern states


LAKELAND, Fla. – Publix stores are recalling its tropical medley mix due to possible contamination with listeria.

Publix says it received notification of the possible contamination from its supplier of dried apricot.

The 5.7oz. clear plastic containers of the mix were sold from Publix retail produce departments in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina with a UPC of 41415088586. All use by dates is being recalled.

Consumption of products containing listeria 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.

Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund. Publix customers with additional questions may call our Consumer Relations department at 1-800-242-1227 or by visiting our website at www.publix.com