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