Allergen Risk: Undeclared Milk Prompts Recall of Publix Bakery Coconut Macaroons

12/28/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Miami, FL—South Florida Bakery, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), voluntarily recalled all lot codes of Publix Bakery Coconut Macaroons (Coquitos) due to allergen hazards they pose to certain consumers. The recall was announced on Dec. 23, 2010, after it was discovered that milk was not declared on the product’s ingredient list.

According to a news release posted on the FDA’s website, “The products are being recalled due to an undeclared milk ingredient present in a small amount in the product. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.”

The following varieties are affected by the food safety recall:

• Coconut Macaroons (Coquitos), 21oz – UPC 41415-95290

• Mini Coconut Macaroons (Mini Coquitos), 12oz – UPC 10878-90011

• Mini Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Chips (Mini Coquitos con Pedazos de Chocolate), 12oz – UPC 10878-90012

• Mini Coconut Macaroons with Confetti Sprinkles (Mini Coquitos con Dulcecitos de Colores), 12oz.- UPC 10878-90013

The UPC code can be located on the back panel of the product, below the Nutritional Facts panel.

The recalled Publix Bakery Coconut Macaroons were made available for purchase exclusively in the retail bakeries of Public Super Markets throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The products, which contain a small amount of milk, were sold in 21oz and 12oz plastic dome containers.

According to Rick Bernardo of South Florida Bakery, “The packaging error was detected during a routine quality and label review by Publix… There have been no reported cases of illness. Customers who have purchased the product may return it to their local Publix for a full refund or replacement. Consumers with questions may contact South Florida Bakery at 1-305-256-1777, M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, EST.”

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