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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.

Green Giant Fresh Vegetables Recall

July 16, 2019


Growers Express takes issues of food safety seriously and in an abundance of caution and in the interest of protecting consumers is expanding the list of select fresh vegetable products affected by a recall that was issued on July 1, 2019. After further testing of an additional product lot from the suspected source of the recall, a single retail sample was found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has expanded the list of recalled products to include certain specific fresh Brussels sprouts, fresh cauliflower florets and fresh green beans products with the “best by” or “pack dates” identified in the chart below.

The products originated from a Growers Express production facility in Biddeford, Maine and were distributed to the states of Massachusetts and Maine. Growers Express is no longer sourcing vegetables from the suspected cause of the contamination. There are no reported illnesses to date.

Listeria is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No other Growers Express products are impacted or part of this expansion. This recall does not affect or include any Green Giant® canned or frozen vegetable products.

Consumers who purchased any of the products listed below from the affected “best by” or “pack dates” or with an unreadable date code are urged not to consume them and to throw the products away.

If you have any of the products listed below, they should be thrown away or returned to your local Big Y for a full refund.

The following products are sold at Big Y:

Product Name



Lot Code/Best By Dates

Green Giant Brussel Sprouts 60580602807 32 oz Lot 190628-405839, Best-If-Used by 7/12/19, Packed-On 6/28/19


The following products were part of the recall issued on 7/1/19:

Product Name



Lot Code/Best By Dates

Green Giant Cauliflower Sweet Potato Crumbles 60580600051 16 oz Lot 190612-403102, Best-If-Used by 6/28/19
Green Giant Cauliflower Crumbles Fried Rice Blend 60580600074 16 oz Lot 190612-403101, Best-If-Used by 6/28/19
Green Giant Butternut Squash Diced 60580613801 16 oz Lot 190614-403545, Best-If-Used by 6/28/19

Consumers with questions may contact Growers Express by calling 1-231-670-5340.

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