Jul,2018

Mars Food Canada voluntarily withdrawing UNCLE BEN’S ® FAST & FANCY® Broccoli and Cheddar and FAST & FANCY® Country Chicken flavoured rice

Mars Food Canada voluntarily withdrawing UNCLE BEN’S ® FAST & FANCY® Broccoli and Cheddar and FAST & FANCY® Country Chicken flavoured rice

Mars Food Canada is conducting a voluntary withdrawal of select UNCLE BEN’S® products

BOLTON, ON, July 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Out of an abundance of caution, Mars Food Canada is conducting a voluntary withdrawal of select UNCLE BEN’S® products, FAST & FANCY® Broccoli and Cheddar and FAST & FANCY® Country Chicken flavoured rice, after learning about a possible Salmonella contamination in the seasoning pouches in these two products. While the product is sold across Canada, this withdrawal is only affecting product sold in eastern Canada.

We are working with a limited number of impacted retailers in eastern Canada to have the product removed from store shelves. While the majority of the implicated product has been retrieved, we would like to advise customers to check any packages of UNCLE BEN’S® FAST & FANCY ® Broccoli and Cheddar and FAST & FANCY ® Country Chicken flavoured rice purchased featuring any of the lot codes listed below. Withdrawn product should not be consumed.

PRODUCT

SIZE

LOT CODES

UNCLE BEN’S® FAST & FANCY ® Broccoli and Cheddar Flavour

UPC:  0 58496 03043 8

165 g

826DC4RX01

826EA4RX01

826EB4RX01

826EC4RX01

827BA4RX01

829AA4RX01

UNCLE BEN’S® FAST & FANCY ® Country Chicken Flavour

UPC:  0 58496 03045 2

165 g

827BB4RX01

827BA4RX01

827BC4RX01

Please note that this is an isolated incident and that no other UNCLE BEN’S® products have been affected or are included in the withdrawal and are safe to consume. There have also been no reports of illness associated with the withdrawn products.

Consumers with impacted product can reach us at 1-800-734-3226 for further information.

At Mars Food Canada, our number one priority is food safety. We are deeply committed to keeping our food safe and take situations such as these extremely seriously. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Mars Food is a fast-growing dinnertime food business, making tastier, healthier, easier meals that bring the world to the dinner table.

Our purpose – Better Food Today. A Better World Tomorrow. – drives our business to be a leader in health & wellbeing and sustainability.

Mars Food is a segment of Mars, Incorporated.

For more information: Leslie Brams-Baker, at leslie.brams-baker@effem.com

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