Publix Recall: Beef Stew Mix May Contain Undeclared Milk
McCormick & Company, Inc. in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall on Publix Beef Stew Mix on March 9, 2012 due to a packaging error.
The Publix brand of beef stew seasoning is being voluntarily recalled because the mix may have been switched with a brown gravy mix that contain milk. Because the erroneous packaging may contain undeclared milk, the product is potentially dangerous to people with milk allergies and intolerances.
The beef stew mix is available at Publix Super Markets. McCormick and the FDA have notified Publix stores about the recall.
Packages of the beef stew mix that are affected by the recall are the 1.45 ounce containers that have a UPC number of 41415-03608 and a date code on the package of BEST BY DEC 09 13 H. The recall primarily affects Publix stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina where the beef stew mix was distributed.
Maria Brous, director of media and community relations for Publix, issued the following statement in response to the voluntary recall:
As part of our commitment to food safety and in cooperation with the FDA, we are issuing this voluntarily recall. Since some of our customers may have food allergies, we wanted to take every precaution to protect their health.
There have currently been no reported cases of illness or reactions to the mislabeled beef stew mix. However, customers who purchased the Publix Beef Stew Mix in question can return the product to Publix for a full refund and may call the Publix Consumer Relations department at 1-800-242-1227 for additional questions.
Earlier this week, the FDA also announced a recall on Gerber Good Start Gentle powdered infant formula due to a strange smell.
In light of two food recalls in one week, are you worried about the quality of the food that you are buying for you and your family?