Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati Rice Recall [UK]


Uncle Ben's Brown Basmati Rice Recall [UK]

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UK FlagUK/London: Mars Food UK, a Slough, Berkshire establishment and subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated of McLean, Virginia, recalls certain batch/lots of Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati Ready-To-Heat Rice from the British marketplace due to suspected glass fragment contamination and consequential risk of choking, oral injury, internal ingestion and GI tract laceration damage, all serious health and safety hazards.

FSA: http://ht.ly/fDVG30r1o1P

Direct link: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-prin-32-2020

Additional information:
The UK Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) reports the following Ready-To-Heat Rice products are subject to recall:

  • Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati Ready-To-Heat Rice, sold in 250 gram plastic pouches with the following best-before dates:
    • 17 November 2020
    • 08 December 2020
    • 14 June 2021
    • 15 June 2021
    • 03 July 2021
    • 19 July 2021
    • 09 December 2020
    • 08 January 2021
    • 18 January 2021
    • 19 January 2021
    • 02 March 2021
    • 16 March 2021
    • 20 March 2021
    • 24 May 2021

==> No barcodes, EANs, UPCs, item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the FSA, Mars Food UK has recalled certain batch/lots of Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati Ready-To-Heat Rice from the British marketplace due to suspected glass fragment contamination. You should neither serve nor consume the recalled Ready-To-Heat Rice identified above.

In general, if bone, glass, metal, plastic and/or rubber fragments are ingested, they could cut the mouth, stomach or other parts of the GI tract, cause intestinal perforation or serious infection and possibly require surgical intervention for their safe removal.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati Ready-To-Heat Rice, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the Rice products to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-9-9, your closest hospital A&E or emergency centre equipped to properly treat choking, oral injury, internal ingestion and GI tract laceration.

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If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Uncle Ben’s Consumer Care Line on 0800-952-1234 during normal business hours British Standard Time, Monday to Friday.

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More information about this recall:
FSA Ref: FSA-PRIN-32-2020
Recalls Direct RIN: 13302-2020
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