Food and Drug Administration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 16, 2012 - Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for 11oz Publix Premium Frozen Tempura Shrimp. The dipping sauce packet included with the product contains soy that is not declared on the packaging. Publix discovered this during internal product evaluations.
People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume products containing soy.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the product.
“As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from all store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director. “Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return it to their local store for a full refund.”
Publix customers with additional questions may call Publix’s Customer Care Center at 1-800-242-1227 or visit Publix’s website at www.publix.com3 4. Customers also can contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 153,500 employees, with 2011 sales of $27.0 billion. Currently Publix has 1,061 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 15 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website, www.publix.com5 6.