Recall alert: Publix announces recall of animal crackers across 7 Southeastern states

Supermarket giant Publix announced a recall of its GreenWise Organic Animal Crackers because the product might contain an undeclared allergen.

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According to a recall notice posted on Publix’s website, Toufayan Bakery of Plant City, Florida, is voluntarily recalling the product because it may contain coconut. The product, packaged in 8-ounce pouches, has a UPC code of 0-41415-12009-9, which is located on the pack of the pouch, the Miami Herald reported.

The product also has an expiration date of Feb. 5, 2023, Publix wrote in its recall notice.

“People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product,” Publix wrote.

Toufayan Bakery said the mistake was caused by a “temporary breakdown in the production and packaging processes.” The crackers were available in stores located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

According to its website, Publix has 1,304 store locations. There are 837 stores in Florida, and there are also supermarkets in Georgia (197), Alabama (82), South Carolina (53), Tennessee (53), North Carolina (51) and Virginia (19).

Customers who have allergies to coconut and bought the product are urged to return it to their local store for a refund, Publix said.

Consumers who have questions can call Toufayan Bakery at 813-754-5565.