FDA warns – Private-label Egg Custard Pie recalled by Publix Supermarkets, Inc. due to undeclared coconut

Publix Supermarkets, Inc., of Lakeland, Florida, has voluntarily recalled certain batches of private-label Egg Custard Pie sold between October 20, 2023 and November 16, 2023 because they may contain coconut, an allergen not listed on the product’s ingredient statement.

Officials say the affected packages, which may contain a coconut pie instead of an egg custard pie, were made available for purchase in Publix stores across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach counties. Consumers with an allergy or serious sensitivity to coconut are warned that they could suffer a major, life-threatening allergic reaction if they ingest the product.

As can be referenced in the FDA communication, the 25-ounce (709-gram) product comes in a square, cream-colored bakery box featuring a circular, plastic display window at the front.

Since the company’s recall announcement on November 21, 2023, all “potentially impacted products” were instructed to be removed from retail shelves. And while Publix has not received any reports of illness connected to the mislabeling, anyone who may be in possession of a recalled product is asked to return the item to their local Publix store to receive a total refund.

Further questions regarding the recall may be directed, toll-free, to the company’s customer care team at 1-800-242-1227 or via publix.com.


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