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Rite Aid Butter Cookie Recall Lawsuit

Rite Aid is currently recalling approximately 85,000 tins of Rich Fields butter cookies because they may be contaminated with Bacillus cereus, a potentially deadly foodborne pathogen. This recall was initiated after the company conducted quality testing on the affected product because of an uncharacteristic odor. If you have purchased any of the butter cookies included in this recall, you should discard them immediately or return them to Rite Aid for a full refund.

Free Rite Aid Butter Cookie Recall Suit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after eating Rich Fields butter cookies included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

What’s the problem?

October 29, 2011 – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued a press release today announcing that Rite Aid has initiated a chainwide recall of butter cookies because they have the potential to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus. Specific products involved in this recall include:

  • 12 oz. tins sold at Rite Aid stores featuring either a decorative castle or Christmas designs

These products can be identified by the UPC codes 01249596519 and 88411804619 located directly beneath the bar code on the bottom of each tin.

Rite Aid is attempting to contact customers who purchased these cookies using their wellness+ loyalty card in order to inform them of the recall. Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with approximately 4,700 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

Bacillus Cereus

Bacillus cereus is a dangerous foodborne pathogen that produces toxins which can cause two types of illnesses: one type characterized by diarrhea and the other – which is known as emetic toxin – by nausea and vomiting. B. cereus bacteria are present in many foods and can multiply rapidly at room temperature.

Although no specific complications have been associated with the diarrheal and vomiting toxins produced by B. cereus, other clinical manifestations of B. cereus invasion or contamination have been observed. They include:

  • bovine mastitis
  • severe systemic and pyogenic infections
  • gangrene
  • septic meningitis
  • cellulitis
  • panophthalmitis
  • lung abscesses
  • infant death
  • endocarditis

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Do You Have a Rite Aid Butter Cookie Recall Lawsuit?

The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Rite Aid butter cookie recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Bacillus cereus food poisoning cases in all 50 states.

Free Rite Aid Butter Cookie Recall Suit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been severely sickened after eating Rich Fields butter cookies included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

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