May 17, 2000Update May 31 additional product
added in red below.
Over 9 Million Pounds of
MS (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that AC Humko Rice Specialties is recalling
numerous brands of White and Parboiled Rice because the product is contaminated with
pieces of wire ranging from 7-12 mm in length, approximately 25 gauge.
The product is labeled and identified
in part as follows:
a) AC Humko Rice
Specialties, Long Grain Parboiled Rice, 1800 lbs.;
U.S.A. No. 1, Long Grain Parboiled Rice, 45 kgs.;
Bedessee's Marque Guyanese Pride brand Demarrara Style Marque Star
Bonnet Brand Long Grain Parboiled Rice, 100 lbs.,
b) Fiesta, Enriched Parboiled Golden Long Grain Rice, 100, 50, 25 lbs
c) Iberia, Extra Fancy Long Grain Enriched Rice, 20 lbs.,
Calypso A#1, Extra Fancy Long Grain Enriched Rice, 50 kg,
Lucky 1, Extra Fancy Long Grain Enriched Rice, 50 kg,
Alberto A No. 1, Extra Fancy Long Grain Enriched Rice, 100, 50, 20 lbs.,
Fiesta, Enriched Extra Fancy Long Grain Rice, 50 lbs.,
100, Enriched Extra Fancy Long Grain Rice, 100 lbs.,
d) Tiger Patna, White Natural Long Grain Rice, 40 kg,
Mich Asie Excellent Patna Clic, White Natural Long Grain Rice, 40 kg,
e) ACH AC Humko 100, Extra Fancy Long Grain Rice, 100, 50, 25 lbs.,
6&6 Brand, Extra Fancy Long Grain Rice, 100 lbs.,
f) Calypso Gold A#1, Long Grain Enriched Parboiled Rice, 50 lbs.
Frosy Acres, Enriched Long Grain Parboiled Rice, 50, 25 lbs.,
g) Frosty Acres, Extra Long Grain Rice, 50, 25 lbs.,
Canilla, Extra Long Grain Rice, 100, 20 lbs.,
Frosty Acres 103, Extra Long Grain Rice, 50 lbs.,
h) Canilla, Extra Long Grain Enriched Rice, 100 lbs.,
Lucky Brand, Extra Long Grain Enriched Rice, 100 lbs.,
i) Zatarain's, Enriched Natural Parboiled Extra Long Grain Rice, 100
China Doll, Enriched Long Grain Rice, 32 oz.,
j) Fiesta Parboiled Golden Long Grain Rice, 20 lbs.
Codes include: 042G0,
045G0, 046G0, 047G0, 048G0, 049G0, 050G0, 052G0, 053G0, 054G0, 055GO, 056G0,
059G0, 060G0, 061GO, 062G0, and 063G0.
Added May 31
Bulk parboiled rice
manufactured from 2/26/00-3/3/00 and bulk white rice manufactured from 2/11/00-3/3/00.
This ongoing Class II recall
was initiated by the company, by letter on April 6, 2000. This is the first public
notice issued by the FDA.
According to the FDA report the
product was distributed in: New Jersey, New York, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, Florida,
Georgia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Louisiana, South Carolina, Missouri, California,
Tennessee, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Canada, Yemen.
Questions concerning this recall may
be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #f-439/449-0
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers May 17, 2000.
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