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Rice-A-Roni Issues Voluntary Recall on a Small Quantity of Specific Family Size Rice-A-Roni Rice Pilaf Flavor Product Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 4, 2011 - Rice-A-Roni has initiated a voluntary recall on a small quantity of specific family-size boxes of Rice-A-Roni Rice Pilaf flavor due to an undeclared milk allergen. This product was originally distributed to stores located in California and Arizona. People who are allergic to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The affected product is limited to 10.8 ounce family-size boxes of Rice-A-Roni Rice Pilaf flavor with the UPC Bar Code ending in 43004 and Best Before Date of JUL 30 12 B stamped on the bottom of the box. Consumers with a milk allergy who have this product in their possession should return it to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund.
No other Rice-A-Roni or Pasta Roni products are affected. People who do not have milk allergies can eat this product without concern.
Rice-A-Roni is in the process of recovering the product involved and is in contact with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure the continued safety of those consumers who may be impacted by this issue.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product may have had cross contact with products that contain milk.
Consumers with questions may contact us by calling the toll-free hotline at 800-421-2444 or visit ricearoni.com.
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.