Department of State Health Services warns of recalled rice following illnesses at schools

KATY, TX

The Department of State Health Services is now warning others about the rice products. In a notice sent out today, the DSHS says the rice was recalled Friday after 50 children and four staffers at Katy ISD became ill after eating it.

The district originally thought the product was a part of a January recall.

A variety of Uncle Ben's rice flavors sold in five to 25 pound bags are on the list.

  • Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Roasted Chicken Flavor (5- and 25-pound bags)
  • Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Garlic and Butter Flavor (5-pound bags)
  • Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Mexican Flavor (5- and 25-pound bags)
  • Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Pilaf (5-pound bags)
  • Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Saffron Flavor (5-pound bags)
  • Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Cheese Flavor (5-pound bags)
  • Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Spanish Flavor (25-pound bags
  • The recalled products were not sold in supermarkes, Mars Foodservices said in a statment. The recall affects 5 and 25 pound bags sold through wholesale distributors.

    Mars issued the voluntary recall once it found that a limited amount of the affected products were being sold online and at some wholesale retail outlets, CNN reports.

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