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.
In a press release, the Velvet Creme Popcorn Company of Westwood, Kansas, in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), issued an allergy alert on undeclared milk, soy and wheat in their products Velvet Creme Peanut Brittle, Velvet Creme Tail Gate Crunch and Velvet Creme Sweet Cajun Heat. These products could potentially result in allergic reactions for individuals that consume them. These products do not feature any lot codes for identification. The issue was discovered when the company found that the improper ingredients had been included due to a temporary breakdown in the manufacturing process. That breakdown has since been rectified by the company. Consumers are being advised to return the affected products to the company’s retail store in Westwood.
As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen this sort of precautionary safety recall many times and I understand the challenges that companies face when trying to make a quality product for their customers. I’ve also witnessed the injuries that can result through the usage of defective products. If you’ve fallen ill from the consumption of a mislabeled or otherwise defective food product, it may be in your interests to speak with a personal injury lawyer experienced in these matters.