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.