December 4, 2016

One Lot of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Recalled For Punctured Packaging

One lot of Uncle Ben's Ready Rice is being recalled because damaged packaging may have affected food quality. Mars Food North America is recalling one lot of the product- less than 3,500 cases, due to punctures in the pouch packaging which may affect food quality. Ready Rice with a "best by" date of 12/14 MADE IN CANADA and a lot code 351GBBFPIL, 351GBBFPIR, 351GBBFP2L, 351GBBFP2R, 351GBBFP3L or 351GBBFPIR are the only products included in the recall. No other lot codes or other Uncle Ben's products are included in the recall. There have been no reports of illness in association with this product, however consumers who have purchased it should not eat it.  It can be returned to the store where it was purchased. … [Read more...]

Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Sickens School Children

Several varieties of Uncle Ben's Infused Rice have been recalled after reports that school children in IL and TX became ill after eating the rice for lunch, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recalled products were sold in 5-pound and 25-pound bags to restaurants, schools, hospitals and other institutional foodservice operations. They were also sold online to warehouse retailers. Uncle Ben’s brand ready- to-heat products sold in  boxes, bags or cups at grocery stores are not part of the recall. The recalled products were produced during 2013 and include: Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Roasted Chicken Flavor in 5-pound and 25-pound bags; Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Garlic and Butter Flavor in 5-pound bags; Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Mexican Flavor 5-pound and 25-pound … [Read more...]

Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Recall

Uncle Ben's Infused Rice products, sold in 5-lb. and 25-lb. bags primarily at the institutional level, are being recalled or potentially high levels of niacin that could cause illness, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The rice was distributed on Texas and possibly other states. Consumers or organizations that have purchased this rice should not use it. The recall was issued after a group of schoolchildren in Katy, TX became ill after eating the rice. High levels of niacin can cause skin irritations, such as redness, flushing, dryness and itchiness. Sometimes there is also nausea or indigestion. Symptoms appear shortly after ingestion and last 30 to 90 minutes. People liver injury or liver disease are at risk for more serious illness. The rice was sold … [Read more...]

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