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Mars Food North America voluntarily recalls specific batch and item number representing less than 3,500 cases

--No other UNCLE BEN'S® products affected--

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars Food North America is voluntarily recalling one specific production lot of UNCLE BEN'S® READY RICE® Original Long Grain White Rice product, representing less than 3,500 cases.  This product does not meet our quality standards due to punctures in the pouch packaging.


This action relates only to UNCLE BEN'S® READY RICE® Original Long Grain White Rice product with a Best By date of "12/14 MADE IN CANADA," and with Lot Code 351GBBFPXX printed on the package, where "351GBBFP" is the lot code, and "XX" represents the packaging equipment, and could be any of 1L, 1R, 2L, 2R, 3L, or 3R.  No other Lot Codes, or any other UNCLE BEN'S® Brand products, are involved in this action. No Mars Foodservices products are involved in this action.

Only this one specific lot code of the following product is impacted.  This product should not be served or eaten.  It should be returned to where it was purchased. 




UNCLE BEN'S® READY RICE® Original Long Grain White Rice (pouch)


351GBBFP[1L, 2L, 3L, 1R, 2R, 3R]


Mars Food North America is conducting this voluntary recall as a result of punctures to the pouch packaging in this one production lot.  Mars Food North America has not received any reports of illness associated with this product, but is voluntarily recalling the product out of an abundance of caution.

No other UNCLE BEN'S® Brand products, including Mars Foodservices products, are involved in this action.    

For more information or assistance, please contact us toll free at 1-800-548-6253. (Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST) or via our website at

Consumer Contact: 1-800-548-6253

Media Contact: Mars Media Line: 973-691-3536

SOURCE Mars Food North America

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