Last updated on 7 May 2014
Uncle Ben's Special – Chinese Style Rice recall
Mars Food UK Ltd is recalling packs of Uncle Ben's Special – Chinese Style Rice with 'best before' end dates of 25 April 2015 and 26 April 2015 because some packs may contain Uncle Ben's Special – Special Fried Rice, which contains milk and egg.
The allergen information on the labelling is incorrect and the presence of milk and egg is not mentioned, making the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic to egg and/or allergic or intolerant to milk or its constituents.
Product name: Uncle Ben's Special – Chinese Style Rice
Pack size: 250g pouch
'Best before' end dates: 25 April 2015 and 26 April 2015
Allergens: milk and egg
This product contains milk and egg, making it a possible health risk for those who are allergic to egg and/or allergic or intolerant to milk or its constituents.
Our advice to consumers
If you have bought the above product and have an allergy to egg and/or an allergy or intolerance to milk, do not eat it. Instead, please return the product to Freepost, Mars Food UK Ltd, Consumer Care for a full refund. Mars Food can also be contacted by phoning 0800 952 1234.
Action taken by the company
The company has recalled the product from sale and has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. They have also issued a point-of-sale notice, a copy of which is attached to this alert.
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