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Packaging puncture prompts Mars recall

By Joe Whitworth+

Last updated on 03-Mar-2014 at 12:59 GMT2014-03-03T12:59:02Z

A picture of the affected product

A picture of the affected product

Mars Food North America is recalling one production lot of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Original Long Grain White Rice due to punctures in the pouch packaging.

The firm said less than 3,500 cases are affected.

It has a best before date of 12/14 made in Canada and lot code of 351GBBFPXX.

The firm said it has not received any reports of illness but is recalling it out of an abundance of caution, adding it should not be eaten, advising consumers to return it to the place of purchase.

It also stressed no other Lot Codes, Uncle Ben’s brand products or Mars Foodservices items were involved in the action.

Last month, Mars Foodservices US recalled Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice after the products were lined to illnesses in three states.

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