Publix recalls select salad products in Georgia, 10 other states

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Publix, one of the most popular grocers in the Southeast, has announced a recall of salad mixes sold at dozens of locations in 11 states.

Publix announced that Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Fresh Express 11.5-ounce Southwest Chopped Kit. Publix said the problem is that wheat, soy, cashews and coconut might be in some of the salad kits but aren't listed on the labels, according to a Publix statement. That could cause allergic reactions that could be life-threatening for some people.

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“Fresh Express takes all matters of food safety very seriously, including the issue of allergens,” according to a company statement. “Company procedures and programs stringently follow all mandated regulations and focus on preventive measures designed to minimize potential risks. Express is coordinating with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is conducting a full investigation into this isolated incident.”

Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Fresh Express 11.5-ounce Southwest Chopped Kit with production codes G163B10A and G163B10B, UPC code 071279306025 and use-by date of June 29 due to the presence of undeclared wheat, soy, cashews and coconut.

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The salads were sold between June 12 and June 18 in Georgia, Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should discard it. A refund is available where purchased or by contacting the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

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