NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Rite Aid (Stock Quote: RAD) is recalling approximately 85,000 tins of butter cookies because of they may contain the bacteria Bacillus cereus, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.
The cookies were sold under the brand name Rich Fields in stores nationwide. The recall involves only 12-oz. tins featuring either a decorative castle or Christmas designs. They can be identified by UPC codes 01249596519 and 88411804619 beneath the bar code on the bottom of each tin.
The FDA says Bacillus cereus may cause diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting, but adds that serious adverse health consequences are “remote.”
Rite Aid discovered the contamination during testing conducted after the product displayed an uncharacteristic odor.
Customers should not eat the cookies and instead should return them to any Rite Aid store for a full refund. They can call 1-800-RITE-AID Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT with additional questions.
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