December 12, 2000
C&F Foods Recalls Rice
Industry, CA (SafetyAlerts) - C&F Foods, Inc. is
recalling 369 cases of long-grain fancy enriched rice sold in five-pound bags under the FAME
label and 372 cases of long-grain fancy enriched rice sold in one-pound bags under the OUR
FAMILY label. The company said that it had received eight reports of glass
fragments in the bags, two of which reportedly resulted in minor injuries.
The rice was sold in grocery stores in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska; Rapid City, South Dakota; Fargo and Minot, North
Dakota and St. Cloud, Minnesota.
The five-pound FAME bags are marked ``Best by Oct0601'' or ``Best by 100601,'' stamped
near the nutrition facts panel or the UPC code on the back of the plastic bag. The
one-pound OUR FAMILY bags are marked ``Best by Oct0501,'' ``Best by 100501,'' ``Best by
Oct0601'' or ``Best by 100601.'' Consumers should check the bags, and if they are found to
have the October 6 date for either the FAME or OUR FAMILY product or the October 5 date
for the OUR FAMILY product, return the bag immediately to the store where purchased for a
full refund. The Company has also set up a toll-free number for consumers and retailers to
call if they want further information. That number is 800-748-5941, and it will be
operational at 6PM central standard time Tuesday, December 12.
The Company said that it has notified the Food and Drug Administration, which it expects
to begin its own investigation. The Company said that it will cooperate fully with the FDA
and take those steps necessary to assure the safety of its products.
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