JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Winn-Dixie Stores of Jacksonville, Florida, is recalling all of its Winn-Dixie Trail Mix Bars because the sunflower kernels in the bars have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono).
The Winn-Dixie Trail Mix Bars were distributed to and sold by all Winn-Dixie stores in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Winn-Dixie immediately initiated a recall upon notification from its supplier, TreeHouse Private Brands, on June 2, 2016. The supplier notified Winn-Dixie of its expanded recall of sunflower kernels which have the potential to be contaminated with L. mono. As the supplier is recalling all lots and code dates of sunflower kernels with existing shelf life, it expects no further expansion of its recall.
The product comes in a package of 12, 7.4 ounce bars marked with the following lot numbers and expiration dates:
Lot # 2151521000, Exp. Date: 24 April 2016
Lot # 2151526600, Exp. Date: 19 June 2016
Lot # 2151532100, Exp. Date: 13 August 2016
Lot # 2151601200, Exp. Date: 08 October 2016
Lot # 2151603500, Exp. Date: 31 October 2016
Lot # 2151606800, Exp. Date: 03 December 2016
Winn-Dixie stores have received no reports of illness from customers associated with consumption of this product and all affected product in the stores has been discarded.
L. mono is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers who have this product at home should discard the product and return 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.
Customers with questions about the recalled products may contact the Southeastern Grocers 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 Southeastern Grocers
Southeastern Grocers, LLC, parent company and home of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the second-largest supermarket in the Southeast based on store count. The company employs nearly 60,000 associates who serve customers in approximately 750 grocery stores, 140 liquor stores and 500 in-store pharmacies throughout the seven southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. BI-LO, Harveys 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, visit www.bi-lo.com, www.harveyssupermarkets.com and www.winndixie.com.