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article imageRite Aid recalls tins of butter cookies, possible contamination

By Leigh Goessl     Oct 31, 2011 in Food
Camp Hill - Rite Aid has issued a voluntary recall of approximately 85,000 tins of butter cookies. This recall is being done in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after an abnormal odor was detected during quality testing.
The cookies, sold under the brand name Rich Fields and distributed by Rite Aid, are suspected of possible contamination by Bacillus cereus.
The FDA reports the cookie recall affects the 12 oz. tins being sold. The containers are decorated either by Christmas designs or a decorative castle. Consumers can identify the recalled cookies by looking at the UPC codes 01249596519 and 88411804619, which are located on the bottom of the tin and underneath the bar code.
No other Rite Aid or Rich Fields branded products are affected by this recall according to the official announcement. Consumers are advised to not consume these cookies and to return them to any Rite Aid store and receive a full refund.
If Bacillus cereus is present in a food item, this bacterium can lead to diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting. According to the FDA, the possibility of serious adverse health effects is "remote".
Consumers are being told they can also find out more information by visiting or by calling the company at 1-800-RITE-AID Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST and Saturday from 9:30 to 6 p.m. EST. Consumers who made the purchase using their wellness+ loyalty card reportedly will hear directly from Rite Aid about the recall.
On Saturday, Rite-Aid released sales results for this year's 3rd quarter.
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