FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 12, 2014 - Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate recall of the 30 oz. canister of Winn-Dixie Instant Chocolate Drink Mix, with expiration date code of JUL 14 15B, from shelves in all stores throughout Florida. The recall does not affect stores in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi. The reason for the recall is the potential that the product may contain an incorrect formula mixture, which could result in an undeclared milk allergen.
“We advise customers who have a milk allergy to throw it out immediately to ensure they do not experience any health issues,” said Brian Wright, Winn-Dixie’s vice president of communications and community.
Winn-Dixie has received no reports of any issues associated with consumption at this time. The recall only pertains to canisters with the expiration date code of JUL 14 15B. The product UPC code is 2114022031.
Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk products are urged not to consume and return products to the store for a full refund. To receive the refund, customers may present proof of purchase through a receipt or the product-packaging label.
Symptoms of a milk allergy reaction can range from mild, such as hives, to severe, such as anaphylaxis.
Customers with questions about the recalled products may contact the Winn-Dixie Customer Call Center toll free at 866-946-6349, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. EDT, and Sat., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT.
About Bi-Lo Holdings
Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, the parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the ninth-largest conventional supermarket chain in the United States based on net sales. The company employs nearly 60,000 associates who serve customers in 684 grocery stores and 482 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com and www.winn-dixie.com.
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