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Publix issuing recall on lettuce after Lysteria contamination found

Publix Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall for 10 ounce plastic bags of Publix Hearts of Romaine due to the fact that they may be contaminated with Lysteria.

Ready Pac is the private supplier of the private label product for the company. The UPC found on the back right hand corner of the package is 41415 03886.

Publix recieved notification of the contmination from the US Food and Drug Administration after a routine sample collection. Product was distributed to Publix stores between Sept. 8 and Sept. 20 in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee.

The following Florida Counties are affected by the recall: Alachua, Baldwin, Bay, Beaufort, Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Clay, Coffee, Columbia, Dougherty, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Glynn, Houston, Jasper, Lee, Leon, Lowndis, Marion, Nassau, Okaloosa, Putnam, Santa Rosa, St. Johns, Suwannee, Thomas, Tift, Volusia and Walton.

Consumption of a product containing Listeria Monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infection 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 headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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