December 2011 – Mars Food US today issued a voluntary recall of two date codes of UNCLE BEN’s® Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No other flavors of UNCLE BEN’s® Whole Grain White Rice or any other UNCLE BEN’s® products are affected.
This product was distributed through retail stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.
The recall only affects UNCLE BEN’s® Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable 4.7 oz. (133 g) boxes with the following:
UPC code of 54800 40778
Best before: 08/12
Code dates: 133BA4RP06 and 133BB4RP06
An ingredient supplier improperly included an undeclared milk ingredient in the seasoning mix used for this product. Consumers with milk allergies are advised not to eat the product. All consumers should return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.
Mars Food US has not received any reports of illness or other consumer complaints related to this matter.
Consumers with additional questions should call the UNCLE BEN’S Consumer Care line at: 1-800-548-6253, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EST) Monday – Friday, or visit www.unclebens.com.