RECALL: Uncle Ben's recalls 5 and 25 pound bags of infused rice for allergic type reactions
12:04 PM, Feb 10, 2014
1:52 PM, Feb 10, 2014
(WXYZ) - Mars Foodservices, the parent company of Uncle Ben's is recalling all bags of its Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Products that were produced in 2013, after people eating it developed burning and itching rashes, headaches and nausea.
The product is not typically sold to individual customers but might be available over the internet and at warehouse-type retailers. They are sold directly to food service companies that usually distribute to restaurants, schools, hospitals and other establishments.
On February 7, there were reports from three public schools in Texas that 34 students and four teachers experienced the symptoms for 30-90 minutes before they went away. The symptoms appear very quickly after consumption.
This is the third instance of reactions coming from eating Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Products. The first happened on October 30, in North Dakota, affecting three children in daycare and one college student, and the other on December 4 in Illinois where 25 school children were affected.