Publix Recalls Nut, Seed and Raisin Mix Due To Possible Health Risk

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Nut, Seed and Raisin mix because it may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix received notification of the potential contamination from the sunflower seed supplier, Flagstone Foods, who were effected by an expanded recall of SunOpta. The containers of prepackaged nut, seed and raisin mix were sold at Publix retail produce departments in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina with a UPC of 000-41415-08886, 002-25143-00000, 004-00002-10396, and include all date lots.
Source: Food and Drug Administration - Category: Food Science Source Type: news

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