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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 Big Y Locations especially when it comes to the well-being of our community.

Market Withdrawal: occurs when a product has a minor concern that would not be subject to FDA nor USDA legal action. For example, if a product did not have the correct consistency or color and did not meet the company's quality expectations.

Big Y Sesame Seeds Withdrawal

January 26, 2024


Big Y has issued a voluntary market withdrawal for 1 lot code of 8oz Big Y Sesame Seeds due to trace amounts of a pesticide found in the product. Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide that is not allowed to be found in any amount in sesame seeds. This product was supplied to Big Y from a secondary supplier who in turn received it from a Third-Party supplier. No other lot codes or sell-by dates of Big Y Sesame Seeds are affected by this voluntary market withdrawal. Similarly, no other Big Y products containing sesame seeds are affected by this recall.

Upon returning the product to your local Big Y or with the proof of purchase (if the product was discarded), you will receive a full refund.

The following products are sold at Big Y:  

Product Name  UPC Size Sell-by Date
Big Y Sesame Seeds 1889427253 8oz Lot 12065311-417, Sell-by 6/26

Consumer with questions can contact Nutmeg Spice Co. at 1-860-261-5781.

More Resources:

Recalls Background and Definitions | FDA 

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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