Health 2 Uncle Ben's rice varieties recalled in eastern Canada

00:31  22 july  2018
00:31  22 july  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Two flavours of Uncle Ben ’ s rice products are being recalled over fears of Salmonella contamination. While the rice products are sold across Canada , the recall affects only products sold in eastern Canada .

Two flavours of Uncle Ben ’ s rice products are being recalled over fears of Salmonella contamination among the seasoning pouches. While the rice products are sold across Canada , the recall affects only products sold in eastern Canada .

a close up of food: The recall affects Uncle Ben's Fast & Fancy Broccoli and Cheddar, and Country Chicken flavoured rice.© Mars Food Canada The recall affects Uncle Ben's Fast & Fancy Broccoli and Cheddar, and Country Chicken flavoured rice.

Mars Food Canada is voluntarily recalling select Uncle Ben's rice products, including its Fast & Fancy Broccoli and Cheddar, and Country Chicken flavoured rice, after learning about possible salmonella contamination in the seasoning pouches in both products. The recall only affects products sold in eastern Canada.

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In a statement, the company said it is conducting the recalls "out of an abundance of caution."

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Uncle Ben ' s Bistro Express contains six pouches of rice -- two each of three flavors -- Fine Herb, Roasted Chicken and Wholegrain Brown. Milk ingredients are present in the Fine Herbs and Roasted Chicken flavors. The recalled product was distributed across Canada .

The company that makes some Uncle Ben ' s products says it is recalling bags of flavored rice after people developed flushing and rashes after eating one variety .

"We are working with a limited number of impacted retailers in eastern Canada to have the product removed from store shelves," it said.

The company said while the majority of affected products have already retrieved, customers should check any packages of rice featuring any of the lot codes listed here . It says affected products should not be consumed.

The recall comes amid a flurry of food product recalls affecting Loblaws and Ritz products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Saturday it is recalling Ritz bits sandwich crackers and No Name chicken nuggets for risk of salmonella contamination.

The breaded nuggets, offered at Maxi, Provigo, AXEP and Intermarché grocery stores in Quebec, were sold in boxes of 907 grams with the best before date "2019 MA 15."

The recalled Ritz crackers were sold in packs of 180 grams, 30 X 42 grams and 42 grams. The best before dates are November 2018 to March 2019.

Ritz Bits pulled from shelves due to possible salmonella contamination .
Ritz Bits pulled from shelves due to possible salmonella contamination , according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.The packages come in sizes of 1.26 kilograms, 180 grams and 42 grams. The products are made by Mondelēz Canada.Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased, CFIA said in a food recall warning.Sometimes deadly infectionsFood contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick, the agency said.

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