Rice Recalled After Kids Fall Ill At Texas Schools

AUSTIN (February 10, 2014) Bags of Uncle Ben’s infused rice products sold in Texas and possibly other states were recalled after children at three schools in the Katy ISD became ill after eating the rice at lunch, the Department of State Health Services said.

The recall involves 5- and 25-pound bags of Uncle Ben's rice that are primarily purchased by institutional settings such as schools and prisons.

Some warehouse club retailers also stock the bags.

Health officials issued the recall Friday after students and staff in Katy who ate the rice at lunch became ill with symptoms that included burning, itching, rashes, headaches and nausea.

The symptoms passed within two hours.

The school district said a total of about 50 students at Wolman, Morton Ranch and Kilpatrick Elementary Schools were affected.

A few were sent home, but none required outside medical attention, the district said.

The recall includes:

- 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)


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