Winn-Dixie Issues Voluntary Recall on Bulk Gummy Bears

1.866.WINN-DIXIE (866.946.6349)

Eric Barnes
904-571-6052 (cell)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 14, 2011 – Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: WINN), is voluntarily recalling Sunrise Assorted Flavor Gummy Bears sold in the self-serve bulk area of select store produce departments between November 14 and December 13 due to a remote possibility of metal contamination.

The gummy bears included in this recall have been sold in five Winn-Dixie stores in Florida and Louisiana:

  • St. Johns Commons – 2220 County Road 210 W, Jacksonville, FL 32259
  • Concord Shopping Mall – 11241 S.W. 40th Street, Miami, FL 33165
  • Pepper Tree Plaza – 5600 West Sample Road, Margate, FL 33073
  • Main Street Square – 7800 S. hwy 17-92, Fern Park, FL 32730
  • 70431 Hwy 21, Covington, LA 70433

The recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution for consumer safety, though the company has received no reports of illness associated with product consumption.

“We encourage guests with any concerns to return the product for a full refund, no questions asked,” said Mary Kellmanson, Winn-Dixie’s group vice president of marketing.

Consumers with questions about the recalled product may contact the Winn-Dixie Guest Service Center toll free at 1.866.WINN-DIXIE (866.946.6349).

About Winn-Dixie

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest food retailers. Founded in 1925, the Company is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. The Company currently operates approximately 480 retail grocery locations and approximately 380 in-store pharmacies in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi. For more information, please visit


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