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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.

Greenhead Frozen Cooked Lobster Claw and Knuckle Meat Recall

October 5, 2021


Greenhead Lobster Products of Bucksport, Maine is recalling 5,749 lbs. frozen cooked lobster meat because of a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Big Y carries the following item from Greenhead Lobster that is affected by this recall:  Greenhead Frozen Lobster Claw and Knuckle Meat sold in a 10.3 oz box with a sell-by date of 5/10/2023.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism, which 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 only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The potential for contamination was noted after a routine sampling program by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. It should be noted that no other Greenhead Lobster retail products are impacted by this recall. This recall has been initiated in abundance of caution due to the potential for contamination.

Anyone who purchased this product may return the product to your local Big Y for a full refund.

The following products are sold at Big Y:

Product Name  UPC Size Sell-By Date
Greenhead Frozen Lobster Claw and Knuckle Meat 85741100749 10.3oz 5/10/2023

Customers with questions should call Greenhead Lobster customer service at 207-367-0950 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

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