FDA warns against using Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice
Government officials are investigating a cluster of illnesses associated with Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Mexican Flavor sold in 5- and 25-pound bags. Out of an abundance of caution, the FDA is warning food service companies and consumers not to use any Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice products sold in 5- and 25-pound bags. These products are sold to food service companies that typically distribute to restaurants, schools, hospitals and other commercial establishments.
However, the products may be available over the Internet and at warehouse-type retailers. Food service companies and consumers who have purchased the products should not use the rice, and should return it to their point of purchase or dispose of it. Uncle Ben’s Brand Ready to Heat, Boxed, Bag or Cup products sold at grocery stores and other retail outlets are not being recalled.
For more information and photos of the rice products, visit the FDA press announcement.