Lakeland, Florida -- Publix Super Markets has issued a voluntary recall for 45 various cake products due to the fact that they may contain the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.
Publix says it received a notification of the contamination from their supplier, Maplehurst, and that the recall is precautionary.
The company says the cake products were distributed to stores between Nov. 11 through Nov. 15 to the following counties: Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia.
Consumption of the bacterium 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 headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
For a full list of the affected cakes, click here.