Publix Supermarkets recalled pies due to allergen hazard

Legal news for product liability attorneys. Publix recalled their “Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie” due to undeclared allergen.

Product liability lawyers alerts- Publix Supermarkets recalled the “Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie” due to an undeclared allergen hazard.

Lakeland, FL—Publix Supermarkets issued a voluntary recall of the Publix Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. The recalled product may contain undeclared pecans due to mislabeling, which poses an allergy hazard to people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to the nuts, as reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) http://www.fda.gov/.

The recalled product was made at Publix stores between November and December 2009, packaged in a 30 ounce plastic container with a UPC number of: 002-95118-20399-7. The “Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Pie” was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. The pie does not declare an ingredient, pecans, which may pose a hazard to any consumers who have a nut allergy or severe sensitivity to the pecan. At this time there have not been any reports of allergic reactions or illness. A spokesperson for Publix stated, “As part of our commitment to food safety and in cooperation with the FDA, we are issuing this voluntarily recall… Since customers may still have these pies in their homes, we wanted to take every precaution to make them aware of the pecan as an ingredient.”

Any consumers who purchased the recalled product may return it to their local Publix retail outlet to receive a full refund. Any additional questions may be directed to Publix’s Consumer Relations Department at 1-800-242-1227, or by visiting their Web site at www.publix.com.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.

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