In a press statement, Mars Food US, in conjunction with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced the voluntary safety recall of two date codes of Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable due to the presence of an undeclared milk allergen. The recall only affects 4.7-ounce (133 g) boxes featuring date codes 133BA4RP06 and 133BB4RP06. The undeclared milk allergen was improperly included in the seasoning mix used for the product by an ingredient supplier. This product could be found in various retail stores in across the country. All consumers are being urged to return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.
As a Bellingham personal injury attorney, I’ve some across this kind of food recall due to allergens before and I understand the devastating health effects that similar products have had on consumers in the past. If you’ve suffered adverse health effects after eating a mislabeled or defective food product, contact a personal injury lawyer in your area to learn more about your rights as a consumer and the possible legal options that may be open to you.