Rite Aid Issues Recall of Mint 'N Chip Thrifty Ice Cream
Rite Aid has initiated a recall of approximately 560 16 oz. pints of Mint 'n Chip ice cream distributed under the Thrifty brand name. These pints actually contain pistachio ice cream with pistachios; however, the ice cream was inadvertently placed in containers labeled as being Mint 'n Chip.
Those who are allergic to nuts, including pistachios, run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
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.
Rite Aid notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of this issue on June 3, 2014, and will work in consultation with the agency regarding this recall.
Customers who are allergic to nuts, including pistachios, should not consume the recalled Thrifty Mint 'n Chip ice cream. The product can be returned to any Rite Aid store for a full refund.
For further information on this recall, contact Rite Aid toll-free at (800) RITE-AID.