Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s issue urgent food recall as Uncle Ben’s rice may contain glass

The product sold in Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons has been recalled due to a possible safety risk. Mars Food UK has issued a warning on Uncle Ben’s rice as it may contain traces of glass.


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Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati Microwave Rice

Mars Food UK is recalling the food item for the safety of consumers.

The Food Standards Agency website states: “Mars Food UK is recalling Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati ready to heat rice pouches as some packs may contain pieces of glass.

“The possible presence of glass makes this product unsafe to eat.”

Full list of affected packs

Best Before November 17, 2020

Best before December 8, 2020

Best before December 9, 2020

Best before January 8, 2021

Best before January 18, 2021

Best before January 19, 2021

Best before March 2, 2021

Best before March 16, 2021

Best before March 20, 2021

Best before May 24, 2021

Best before July 3, 2021

Best before June 14, 2021

Best before June 15, 2021

Best before July 19, 2021

Packs that should not be consumed are 250 grams.

Food recall warnings are not often issued but must be taken seriously by consumers.

Customers can return the faulty packs to the store where it was bought for a full refund.

They can also contact Uncle Ben’s consumer care line on 0800-952-1234 to arrange a refund.


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Point-of-sale notices have been issued which give more information.

These will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling the product.

The notices state: “Uncle Ben’s is voluntarily recalling Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati 250g ready to heat rice pounds with the below best before dates.

“This is a precautionary recall due to the possible presence of glass.

“No other best before dates or Uncle Ben’s products are affected by this recall.”

When an issue is spotted with a food item, it might be ‘recalled’ or ‘withdrawn’.

If an item is recalled, customers are asked to return it to the store where it was bought.

Affected products can be withdrawn which means they are taken off the shelves.

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