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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.

Odor-Eaters Recall

November 19, 2021


Odor-Eaters®, owned by Blistex Inc., is voluntarily recalling a total of forty-one lots of two Odor-Eaters® spray products to the consumer level due to the presence of benzene. Internal testing identified low levels of benzene contamination in specific lots of these aerosol products.

To date, Odor-Eaters® has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The affected Odor-Eaters® spray products are used as antifungal and foot odor-reducing agents and are packaged in aerosol cans. See table below for UPC, lot number and expiration dates.

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using these spray products.

Upon returning any below listed product to your local Big Y, you will receive a full refund.

The following products are sold at Big Y: 

Product Name  UPC Size Use By/Purchase Dates
Odor Eaters Foot/Sneaker Spray Powder
4 oz
D19K22 -10/21; D19K23 - 10/21; D19M24 - 12/21; D19M25 - 12/21; D19M26 - 12/21; D19M27 - 12/21; D19M28 - 12/21; D19M29 - 12/21; D19M30 - 12/21; D20C01 - 03/22; D20C02 - 03/22; D20C03 - 03/22; D20C04 - 03/22; D20E05 - 05/22; D20E06 - 05/22; D20E07 - 05/22; D20F08 - 06/22; D20F09 - 06/22; D20H10 - 08/22; D20H11 - 08/22; D20K13 - 10/22; D20K14 - 10/22; D20M15 - 12/22; D20M16 - 12/22; D21B01 - 02/23; D21B02 - 02/23; D21D03 - 04/23; D21E04 - 05/23; D21F05 - 06/23; D21G01 - 07/23; D21G02 - 07/23; D21H03 - 08/23; D21H04 - 08/23; D21H05 - 08/23

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact 1-855-544-4821 with questions Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5pm (EST).

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