Publix recalls white American cheese over 'foreign material' concerns
Popular supermarket chain Publix late last week announced a voluntary recall of its Deli White American Cheese over concerns the product may contain “foreign material.”
Publix announced the recall in a Friday statement posted to its website. The company didn’t specify what the foreign material is, but did note the cheese was sourced from Great Lakes Cheese in Ohio.
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The cheese was sold in refrigerated cases but also may have been included in custom-order subs from the deli department within Publix stores, according to a press release. The potentially affected product was sold earlier this month, between Oct. 3 and Oct. 11.
No other cheese products are affected by the callback. The recalled item has been removed from stores.
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Customers who purchased the cheese can return it to their local Publix for a refund. Those with further questions can call the company’s Customer Care department at 1-800-242-1227.
The news comes less than a week after Blue Bell Ice Cream issued a recall over a "possible foreign object" in some of its products.