Rite Aid Announces Voluntary Recall Of Peanut Products

February 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Rite Aid is voluntarily recalling two of its products containing peanuts that were sold in many Rite Aid stores. The company has been notified by the manufacturer that these products contain peanuts from Peanut Corporation of America, which is the focus of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into potential salmonella contamination of peanut products. Rite Aid is not aware of any reported cases of illness related to these products, and it has issued this voluntary recall as a precautionary measure.

Rite Aid takes the safety of its customers seriously and is working with the FDA on this recall. Rite Aid has already instructed all of its stores to remove the following products:

– Rite Aid Chocolate Peanuts (15 oz.), UPC 1182235538

– Rite Aid Bridge Mix (15 oz.), UPC 1182237539

Any customer who purchased these recalled products should immediately discontinue use and return the items to a Rite Aid Pharmacy for a refund. For additional information, please contact Rite Aid at 1-800-RITEAID.

For more information on salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site at http://www.cdc.gov. For more information about this recall, including an updated list of products that are affected, please visit the FDA’s Web site for peanut butter recalls at http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with more than 4,900 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia with fiscal 2008 annual sales of more than $24.3 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s Web site at http://www.riteaid.com.

Rite Aid Corporation

[Via http://www.medicalnewstoday.com]


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