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Winn-Dixie expands fruit recall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Winn-Dixie is voluntarily recalling some cut fruit produced by Renaissance Food Group because of a possible salmonella risk.

The grocery chain said Wednesday that it is expanding an earlier recall by Renaissance that began in August for a shorter list of produce sold only at certain Winn-Dixie stores in Florida.

Winn-Dixie is now recalling mango spears, fruit burst and island medley varieties of cut fruit sold under the Winn-Dixie name in Louisiana, Mississippi and some Florida stores. Its stores in Alabama and Georgia, along with many Florida stores, are not affected by the recall.

Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. It can also cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

The recalled products were produced at two Renaissance Food Group facilities and packaged in plastic bowls. They were distributed from Aug. 30 through Sept. 18. The paper label affixed to the plastic container will have plant numbers of either P-009 or P-008, which are located to the left of the universal product code. Customers who bought the recalled products should throw them away or bring them to a store for a refund.

Winn-Dixie said it has not received any reports of issues tied to the products.

Bi-Lo LLC bought the company, based in Jacksonville, Fla., for roughly $560 million in December and took it private.

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