FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 31, 2012 - Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate voluntary recall of select cut fruit produced by Renaissance Food Group. The products are being recalled as a precaution because they contain a mango ingredient that has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella braenderup. This recall is associated with Daniella Brand Mangoes distributed by Splendid Products.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Specific products recalled include Garden Highway-brand Tropical Salsa, and Fruit Burst and Island Medley varieties of cut fruit sold under the Winn-Dixie name. The recalled products will have a plant number of P-009 on the product label that will be located to the left of the universal product code (UPC). Winn-Dixie has received no reports of any issues associated with consumption of the cut fruit products.
Out of an abundance of caution for its customers, Winn-Dixie is immediately recalling this cut fruit produced by Renaissance Food Group from the shelves of select Florida stores. The recall is not companywide, but only for product sold in central and south Florida stores from the following counties: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Saint Lucie, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia.
|Recalled Item||UPC||Size||Sell-By Dates|
|Garden Highway Tropical Salsa Cut Fruit||82676642210||11 oz||8/31/12 and 9/1/12|
|Fruit Burst Cut Fruit||2114001701||16 oz||8/30/12 and 8/31/12|
|Fruit Burst Cut Fruit||2114001707||24 oz||8/30/12 and 8/31/12|
|Island Medley Cut Fruit||2114001696||16 oz||8/30/12 and 8/31/12|
"We encourage guests in possession of any of the recalled items to immediately discard the product or bring it back to their store,” said Brian Wright, Winn-Dixie’s senior director of communications. “Guests who have purchased the products may visit their neighborhood Winn-Dixie to request a full refund, no questions asked.”
To receive the refund, guests may present proof of purchase through a receipt or the product packaging label.
Consumers with questions about the recalled product may contact the Winn-Dixie Guest Service Center toll free at 1.866.WINN-DIXIE (866.946.6349), Mon - Fri, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST; Sat, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EST.
Winn-Dixie is a subsidiary of BI-LO Holding, which is the ninth-largest traditional supermarket chain in the United States. Under the banner names of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie, the company employs 63,000 team members who serve customers in 687 grocery stores and 493 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 team members, 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 .