Publix Spinach Dip Recall in Florida: Listeria Contamination Risk

A recall for spinach dip sold by Publix Super Markets in Florida has been issued due to concerns about a potential risk of listeria food poisoning.

The spinach dip recall was announced on September 26, after microbial testing discovered Listeria monocytogenes in a routine sampling.

The contamination was discovered amid a nationwide listeria outbreak linked to cantaloups, which have reportedly sickened dozens of people throughout the United States and killed 14. However, there have been no reported illnesses in connection to the recalled spinach dip.

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The recall affects 16-ounce containers of spinach dip sold at the deli department of Puplix stores in Florida.

The spinach dip contains a UPC code of 41415-00062 and a use by date of Oct 10 C1.

Consumers who purchased Publix spinach dip affected by the recall can return the dip to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions can call 1-800-242-1227 or visit the company’s website a www.publix.com.

Listeria infections, also known as listeriosis, pose a particular risk for children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. For pregnant women, illness from Listeria bacteria can cause miscarriages and still births.

Blood tests are usually required to diagnose listeriosis, which can be treated with antibiotics. Symptoms of listeriosis include muscle aches, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, severe headaches and fever. If the bacteria spreads from the intestines to the bloodstream and nervous system, it could cause meningitis and other complications.

There is no indication that this recall is related in anyway to the recent cantaloupes recall issued on September 14, which has been linked to the deadliest food poisoning outbreak in more than 10 years, surpassing the nine fatalities caused by a salmonella peanut butter outbreak three years ago.

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1 Comments

  • RoySeptember 30, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I purchased and consumed this dip during this time period. Do I now just wait to become ill, or is there a preventive measure?

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