Got Apple Coffee Cake? Might Have Metal Shavings in It

Apple CoffeeCake as depicted on
Apple CoffeeCake as depicted on

Publix Apple Coffee Cake Recalled for Potential Metal Bits

On September 8, 2016, Publix Super Markets issued a voluntary recall for Apple Coffee Cakes due to the possible presence of small metal shavings.

The Apple Coffee Cakes were sold at Publix bakery departments in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and several Florida counties (Alachua, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota.)

The product has a UPC of 002-19562-00000 and includes all date codes.

“As part of our commitment to food safety, potentially impacted product has been removed from store shelves,” said Maria Brous, Publix media and community relations director.

To date, there have been no reported cases of illness or injury.

Consumers who have purchased the product in question may return the product to their local store for a full refund.

No explanation has been given for the presence of metal in these baked goods.

Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care department at 1.800.242.1227 or visit

Customers may also contact the US Food and Drug Administration at 1.888.SAFEFOOD (1.888.723.3366).

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