USA: Publix Voluntarily Recalls New York Style Potato Salad
Publix Super Markets is voluntarily recalling 16-oz. and 32-oz. sizes of its New York Style Potato Salad because of potential contamination of Salmonella. The product affected is: Publix "Deli Quick Takes" New York Style Potato Salad, 16-oz. and 32-oz., Use By Aug 26 Publix Spokeswoman Jennifer Bush said, "The potential for contamination was discovered through our routine product testing. We have notified all our stores to pull all of this product. We have also contacted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although there is a chance some product has been purchased, we are confident that we have pulled the majority of the affected product." She continued, "Publix operates premier manufacturing facilities and goes to lengths above and beyond regulatory requirements to ensure the quality and safety of the products we offer." Customers who purchased the affected product from any Publix store in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina or Alabama are encouraged to return it to their nearest Publix store for a full refund or product replacement. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this product. "Every day, our associates work hard to prevent any type of food contamination. We take every step possible to ensure safe food handling practices, including thorough training, internal and independent random audits, supplier risk assessments and equipment purchasing analysis," said Bush. Currently Publix has more than 635 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama. The company has been named one of America's top 10 places to work in the book The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America as well as one of the top companies in Fortune's recent list of best workplaces. 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 published in Fortune magazine.
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