Health Highlights: Feb. 10, 201402/10/14
Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Products Recalled
Five- and 25-pound bags of Uncle Ben's Infused Rice products
have been recalled because some people developed mild flushing and
rash after eating the Mexican flavor product, Mars Foodservices
U.S. said Sunday.
The voluntary recall covers: Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Roasted
Chicken Flavor (5 and 25-lbs.), Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Garlic
& Butter Flavor (5-lbs.), Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Mexican
Flavor (5 and 25-lbs.), Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Pilaf (5-lbs.),
Uncle Ben's Infused Rice Saffron Flavor (5-lbs.), Uncle Ben's
Infused Rice Cheese Flavor (5-lbs.), and Uncle Ben's Infused Rice
Spanish Flavor (25-lbs.)
For more information, contact Mars Foodservices at
1-800-432-2331. The company said that it's working with the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration to investigate the matter.
The recall does not involve Uncle Ben's ready-to-heat, boxed,
bag or cup products sold in supermarkets or other retail outlets.
The recalled Foodservices products are manufactured separately and
sold through wholesale distribution networks.
Millions of Pounds of Meat Recalled by California Company
A California company is recalling nearly 9 million pounds of
meat that federal officials say came from "diseased and unsound
animals" and is classified as a high health risk.
Rancho Feeding Corp. processed the meat without proper
inspections and it is considered unfit for human consumption,
according to information on the website of the Department of
Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service,
The recalled meat was produced from Jan. 1, 2013 through Jan. 7
2014 and shipped to distribution and retail centers in California,
Florida and Texas. It includes beef products such as carcasses,
bones, feet, blood, heads, lips, cheeks, tongues, "Mountain
Oysters" and "Sweet Breads," the agency said.
Officials did not specify the possible health risks posed by the
recalled meat and said there were no reported cases of illness. An
initial recall notice for nearly 42,000 pounds of meat produced by
the Rancho Feeding Corp. was issued Jan. 13 of this year,
Children's Health Insurance Problem Fixed: CMS
A registration problem that left some Medicaid-eligible children
without health insurance has been remedied, according to federal
Medicaid-eligible children cannot get coverage under subsidized
family plans bought through the federal online insurance markets.
Some youngsters had no coverage until their Medicaid eligibility
was assessed, while others who did not quality for Medicaid still
couldn't get coverage under their parents' plans, the
On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said
people can now use the HealthCare.gov website to report if a child
was denied coverage and to get the child added to a subsidized
In addition, the CMS said that consumers can now easily correct
errors in their records, such as a wrong Social Security number or
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