Rite Aid is recalling approximately 85,000 tins of Rich Fields-brand butter cookies made in China because they may be contaminated with Bacillus cereus.
Bacillus cereus is a microorganism that may cause diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting but rarely causes serious adverse health consequences. The recall was initiated after the company conducted quality testing on the affected product because of an uncharacteristic odor.
The recalled cookies, sold exclusively in Rite Aid stores, are in 12 oz. tins featuring either a decorative castle or Christmas designs and have the UPC codes 01249596519 and 88411804619 located directly beneath the bar code on the bottom of each tin.
No other Rich Fields or Rite Aid brand products are involved in the recall.
Customers should not eat the cookies 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 is using customers’ wellness+ loyalty cards in order to inform them of the recall.
Rite aid has approximately 4,700 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia.