Released by the Texas Department of State Health Services:
Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to be aware of a
recent nationwide recall of 5- and 25-pound bags of Uncle Ben's infused rice
products that were distributed in Texas and possibly other states.
The company issued the voluntarily recall Feb. 7 following a cluster of mild
illness reported late last week among Katy schoolchildren and staff after they
ate the rice at school lunch. Reported symptoms included burning, itching
rashes, headaches and nausea. The symptoms appeared shortly after eating the
product and passed within 30 to 90 minutes. The cause of the illness is
undetermined at this time.
The recall is for large-sized bags packaged primarily for institutional
settings like schools, nursing homes, hospitals and prisons, but the products
also have been sold to consumers online and at certain warehouse club
People should not eat any of the recalled products and should discard any they
have on hand.
The recalled rice was sold in bags labeled with the Uncle Ben's brand. The
recall includes all of the following, regardless of lot numbers, produced since
Jan. 1, 2013:
DSHS is not aware of any serious illness or hospitalizations associated with
the recalled products. DSHS is coordinating with the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration on the recall and investigation and is working to ensure people
are aware of the recall.
A separate, earlier recall by the company was issued Jan. 2 and included Uncle
Ben's Infused Rice Mexican Flavor.
People who have questions about the recall can call
contact the company or the retail location of purchase. Institutions and
retailers should contact their distributors.
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