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September 19, 2000

Zataran's Brand Rice Mixes Recalled

Gretna, LA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Zatarain's, Inc. is recalling various Zataran's brand Rice Mixes because the product is contaminated with pieces of approximately 25 gauge wire ranging from 7-12 mm in length.

This is the first public notice of this Class II recall issued by FDA.

Zataran's brand Rice Mixes:
a) Jambalaya; b) Dirty Rice; c) Spanish Rice; d) Black Beans and Rice; e) Red Beans and Rice; f) Yellow Rice; g) Gravy and Rice; h) Long Grain Rice And Wild Rice; i) Chicken Flavored Rice; j) Black-Eyed Peas and Rice.

Recall #F-847/856-0.

a) 8C, 9C, 10C, 13C, 14C;

b) 9C, 10C, 13C, 14C;
c) 25B and 29B;
d) 25B;
e) 25B, 29B, 1C, 2C, 3C;
f) 29B, 1C, 14C; g) 2C;
h) 1C;
i) 2C, 3C, 8C;
j) 2C and 3C.

Zatarain's, Inc., Gretna, Louisiana.

Manufacturer, by letter on April 14, 2000. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

Nationwide and Canada.

78,194 cases (12 per case) were distributed.

Company statement sent to SafetyAlerts 9/27/00 here.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

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