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Product Safety Notices & Recalls

At Big Y, our goal is to exceed our customers' evolving expectations by constantly seeking better ways to create and deliver world class service and value. This makes food safety a priority for us. We maintain the highest standards of performance in all areas of our Big Y Locations especially when it comes to the well-being of our community.

Recall: a situation in which exposure will, may, or may not cause adverse health consequences. Detail of the recalled product consequences is listed within each posted product recall.

Market Withdrawal: occurs when a product has a minor concern that would not be subject to FDA nor USDA legal action. For example, if a product did not have the correct consistency or color and did not meet the company's quality expectations.

Consumer Advisories: a situation in which there is a known by the FDA or USDA reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. The situation has not been announced to the public by FDA nor USDA yet as a Recall.


Food Club Beef Broth and Full Circle Organic Beef Broth Recall

Sepember 23, 2023

Topco Associates has issued a recall for Food Club Beef Broth and Full Circle Organic Beef Broth due to the potential for microbial contamination due to lack of sterility assurance.

Banquet Classic Chicken Strip Meal Recall
September 3, 2023

Conagra Brands, is conducting a voluntary product recall for a limited amount of Banquet Chicken Strip Meal. The product may not meet Conagra’s high-quality standards due to the potential presence of a foreign material (plastic).

Hello Kids Strawberry Fluoride Toothpaste Recall

August 10, 2023

Colgate-Palmolive Company today announced a voluntary consumer level recall of six lots of its hello® Wild Strawberry Fluoride Toothpaste sold in the United States.

belVita Breakfast Sandwich Recall

July 6, 2023

Mondel─ôz Global LLC announced today a voluntary recall of two varieties of belVita Breakfast Sandwich products, manufactured in the United States and sold nationwide, due to the possibility that the products may contain undeclared peanut resulting from cross-contact on a single manufacturing line.

Tostitos Avocado Salsa Recall
June 16, 2023

Frito-Lay today issued a voluntary recall of select 15 oz. Tostitos Avocado Salsa Jar Dips that may contain an undeclared milk allergen.

TopCare Eye Drops Recall

June 15, 2023

Topco Associates has issued a recall for two varieties of TopCare Eye Drops due to the individual units being found to be out of specification: the products are being recalled because of certain good manufacturing deficiencies related to a lack of documentation of the fill line and not related to any complaints related to sterility.

Maggie’s Farm Bed Bug and Flea Killer Recall
May 30, 2023

Maggie’s Farm is recalling Maggie’s Farm Bed Bug and Flea Killer in aerosol cans due the potential that the cans may burst.

Van Leeuwen Brown Sugar Chunk Ice Cream Recall
May 24, 2023

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream of Brooklyn, NY is voluntarily recalling 4,096 frozen 14 oz pints of its French Ice Cream product "Brown Sugar Chunk" because it contains an undeclared allergen, walnuts.

Market Withdrawals

  • Kozy Shack Rice Pudding Market Withdrawal - August 16, 2023 - Kozy Shack Enterprises, LLC is initiating a market withdrawal of multiple sell-by dates of Kozy Shack® Rice Pudding products because the product consistency and texture do not meet our quality standards.
  • Upton’s Naturals Seitan Bacon Market Withdrawal - July 10, 2023 - Big Y Foods is issuing a market withdrawal for a single production lot of Upton’s Naturals Seitan Bacon (UPC 70510586107) for having a wrong expiration date.
  • Atkins Endulge Bars Market Withdrawal - June 22, 2023 - Simply Good Foods USA, Inc. is issuing a market withdrawal for Atkins Endulge Chocolate Coconut Bars and Atkins Endulge Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Bars with a Enjoy/Best By Date of January 2024 (in all pack sizes) due to taste issues.
  • Bobo’s Apple Pie Stuffed Oat Bites Market Withdrawal - June 15, 2023 - Bobo’s is issuing a market withdrawal for one batch/lot code of Bobo’s Apple Pie Stuffed Oat Bites due to the product having the improper amount of filling.
  • Big Y Bulkie Rolls Withdrawal - June 12, 2023 - Big Y Foods is withdrawing from sale 17oz packages of Big Y Bulkie Rolls with sell-by dates of 6/16 and 6/17 because they may mold earlier than expected.
  • Marzetti Simply Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing Market Withdrawal - June 3, 2023 - T. Marzetti is issuing a market withdrawal for one batch of Simply Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing due to the batch not meeting their strict quality standards. This is not a food safety issue.
  • Every Day Naturals Brushless Toothpaste Market Withdrawal - May 17, 2023 - Ark Naturals is issuing a market withdrawal for various Every Day Naturals No Brush Toothpaste Chews for dogs because they have the potential of containing mold at some point during the product’s shelf life.
  • Bianco and Sons Marinated Chicken Tips Withdrawal - May 15, 2023 - Bianco & Sons is issuing a market withdrawal for 20oz packages of Bianco Marinated Chicken Tips due to the wrong sell-by date being printed on the label.

Consumer Advisories

None at this time.

More Resources:

Recalls Background and Definitions | FDA 

Both FSIS and FDA offer free recall email notifications. By clicking on the links on the FSIS and FDA recall pages, you can sign up for email notifications of all recalls. All you need is a valid email address.

Recalls.gov - Your Online Resource for Recalls - http://www.recalls.gov/

FDA's Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts Page - http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Current Recalls and Alerts - http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/Open_Federal_Cases/index.asp