Another major food recall is in effect, and it's been linked to the illness of children in three different states. The FDA is warning against eating Uncle Ben's infused rice products served at schools, hospitals, and restaurants. The rice may be found at institutions and restaurants, though not on supermarket shelves. How are you supposed to know? Basically don't eat any flavored rice anywhere -- that's how big this recall is. Tell your kids not to get the rice in their school lunch.
The illnesses may be linked to high levels of niacin or vitamin B3 in the rice. Mars Foodservices is recalling the 5- and 25-pound bags of rice typically sold wholesale to institutions, not at supermarkets and retail stores. But since these bags of rice may be available to purchase via the Internet or warehouse-type stores, we're giving you the recall information just in case.