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Uncle Ben's recalls rice linked to illnesses

Thirty-four students and four teachers in Katy, Texas, experienced burning, itching rashes, headaches and nausea for 30 to 90 minutes, Friday, after consuming Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Mexican Flavor, the FDA reports.


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An Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice product was linked to similar skin reactions in 25 children in Illinois, according to a report filed with the CDC on Dec. 4, 2013. North Dakota reported a similar incident that occurred on Oct. 30, 2013.

Mars is recalling all bags and all lot numbers of Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice products produced in 2013. These products were sold to food service companies that typically distribute to restaurants, schools, and hospitals. However, the products may be available at warehouse-type retailers and online grocers.

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