Publix recalls bakery cake products

Listeria concern in cake baking products

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LAKELAND, Fla. - Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for 45 various cake products due to the fact that they may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Publix received notification of the contamination from their supplier, Maplehurst, officials said.

Publix said the following products are on their recall list:

  • 7" CHOC CKIES N CRM CAKE    002-13584-00000        
  • 7" CHOC CKIES N CM LAY CK    002-16466-00000        
  • 7" W/T ICED CHOC LYR CAKE    002-16467-00000        
  • 7" DEC. BUTTERCREAM W/FIL    002-19722-00000        
  • 7" DEC WHIP TOPPING W/FIL    002-19734-00000        
  • 7" DEC FUDGE ICED W/FILL    002-19748-00000        
  • 7" DEC CRM CHSE ICED W/F    002-19759-00000        
  • CRM CHSE 7" VAN DEC    002-92096-00000        
  • CRM CHSE 7" CHOC DEC    002-92097-00000        
  • CRM CHSE 1/2 & 1/2 7" DEC    002-92099-00000        
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE CAKE    002-94078-00000        
  • DULCE DE LECHE BON BON CA    002-94003-00000        
  • CHOC GANACHE SUPREME    002-94085-00000        
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE BON BON    002-94098-00000        
  • CHOC GANACHE GRANDEUR    002-94130-00000        
  • BUTTERCREAM 7" CHOC DEC    002-94333-00000        
  • RASPBERRY SACHER TORTE    002-94132-00000        
  • LATTE BLAST    002-94162-00000        
  • WHIP TOPPING 7" CHOC DEC    002-94396-00000        
  • WHIP TOPPING 7" 1/2-1/2    002-94420-00000        
  • FUDGE ICED 7" CHOC DEC    002-94432-00000        
  • ICE CREAM 7" CHOC DEC    002-94468-00000        
  • ICE CREAM 7" 1/2-1/2 DEC2    002-94490-00000        
  • BUTTERCREAM 7" 1/2-1/2    002-94502-00000        
  • LYR W/T BLACKOUT CAKE    002-95322-00000        
  • LYR 7" CHOCOLATE SHADOW    002-95323-00000        
  • LYR 7" CHECKERBOARD WHOLE    002-95325-00000        
  • LYR 7" W/T BLACK FOREST    002-95334-00000        
  • GERMAN CHOC 7" LAYER CAKE    002-95353-00000        
  • PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE FIX    002-95628-00000      

Officials said the product was distributed to Publix stores between Nov. 11, 2012 through Nov. 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.  

Officials said 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, officials said.

"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 visit our website at Customers can also contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366)," Brous said.        

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