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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 World Class Markets especially when it comes to the well-being of our community.

Explorateur Triple Creme Recall

April 17, 2018


Seacrest Foods International, Inc. of Lynn, MA is recalling Formagere de la Brie brand, l'Explorateur soft ripened cheese because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, pregnant women 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, stillbirths and fetal infection among pregnant women.

No illnesses have been confirmed by public health authorities to date.

The cheese was manufactured by Fromagere de la Brie of St. Simeon, France. Seacrest Foods was one of several importers notified by their French Consolidator of a potentially positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes. Seacrest Foods is taking these steps because of our dedication to providing quality foods, and that must start with ensuring the safety of all the food we import and distribute.

The following products are sold at Big Y:

Product Name



Best When Used By

Explorateur Triple Creme



H010 or H011

Consumers with questions may contact Seacrest Foods at 781-581-2066 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

More Resources:

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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