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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.

Springfield Smoked Fish Recall

December 19, 2017


Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, MA is recalling smoked fish products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious 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.  

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated as a result of environmental and product sampling conducted by the firm. Springfield Smoked Fish is committed to ensuring consumer safety and providing quality products and ingredients to customers.  The company is working diligently to determine the root cause and continues working with food safety experts to implement corrective actions and preventative measures.

These products were sold in the Deli departments at select Big Y’s.  They come both prepackaged and as random weight items at the deli counter.  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.

Product NameUPCSell-by Date
Smoked Whitefish Salad, 8 oz 4504911742 Use by 12/15/17 through 2/9/18
Smoked Whitefish Salad, 8 oz 4504911742 Use by 12/15/17 through 2/9/18
Veggie Cream Cheese, 8 oz 4504911773 Use by 12/15/17 through 2/9/18
Scallion Cream Cheese, 8 oz 4504911774 Use by 12/15/17 through 2/9/18
Lox Cream Cheese, 8 oz 4504911776 Use by 12/15/17 through 2/9/18
Sliced Nova, Random Weight at the deli counter 22526500000 All dates
Nova Chips, Random Weight at the deli counter 22526600000 All dates

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-413-737-8693, Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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