Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ice Cream Recall June 8, 2014

We have another chocolate related recall to share with you all today, Sisters and Brothers.  This one is more a lack of chocolate, a very misleading labeling problem.  If you have bought ice cream from Rite Aid recently, you need to read this, follow the links, and protect yourself.

Rite Aid Voluntarily Recalls 16 oz. Pints of Mint ‘N Chip Thrifty Ice Cream

Consumer Contact: 1-800-RITE-AID

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Camp Hill, PA. - June 4, 2014 – Rite Aid has initiated a voluntary recall of approximately 560 16 oz. pints of Mint ‘n Chip ice cream distributed under the Thrifty brand name. These pints contain pistachio ice cream with pistachios; however, the ice cream was inadvertently placed in containers labeled as being Mint ‘n Chip. People who are allergic to nuts, including pistachios, may run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.



Rite Aid notified the United States Food and Drug Administration of this issue on June 3, 2014 and will work in consultation with it regarding this recall. This recall affects only 16 oz. Mint ‘n Chip ice cream pints sold exclusively in Rite Aid stores in California. Affected products can be identified by the UPC code 1182264327 located on the back of each pint. The affected products also contain the lot number 24273 and an expiration date of Oct. 28, 2015 located on the bottom of the pints. No other Thrifty or Rite Aid brand products are affected by this voluntary recall.

Customers who are allergic to nuts, including pistachios, should not consume these pints and can return them to any Rite Aid store for a full refund. Information regarding the recall is available online at www.riteaid.com or by calling 1-800-RITE-AID Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

1 comment:

Emily Walsh said...

Hi TammyJo! I came across your post and had a quick question. I was hoping you could email me when you get the chance, thanks! - Emily