April 23, 2003
Kusha Has Recalled "Royal Spanish Rice Pilaf" and "Royal Chicken Rice Pilaf"
Irvine, CA (SafetyAlerts)
The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) said that Kusha, Inc. has recalled its 8-ounce package of "Royal Spanish Rice Pilaf" and 8-ounce package of "Royal Chicken Rice Pilaf" because they were misbranded as the ingredient statement for the seasoning packet was incomplete.
Royal Spanish Rice Pilaf is packed in 8 oz. box with UPC number 7-45042-14140-2. The following ingredients were not declared on the label: Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten, Soy Protein and Wheat Gluten, Chicken Fat, Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed and Soy Oil, Corn Starch, Tapioca Maltodextrin, Monosodium Glutamate, Turmeric, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Dextrose, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Lactic Acid.
Royal Chicken Pilaf is packed in 8 oz. box with UPC number 7-45042-14142-6. The following ingredients were not declared on the label: Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Natural Chicken Flavor, Buttermilk Solids, Sodium Bicarabonate, Dried Yeast, Soy Sauce, Guar Gum, Lactose, Sodium Casienate.
No serious illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the statement for the seasoning packet did not reveal a complete ingredient. Production of the Royal Spanish and Royal Chicken Rice Pilaf has been suspended and Kusha, Inc. is going to re-label the ingredient statement.
Consumers who have purchased 8-ounce 'Royal Spanish Rice Pilaf' and 'Royal Chicken Rice Pilaf' may return the products to the place of purchase.