Food Safety Recall: Aycan Risotto and Brown Rice

Food Safety Recall: Aycan Risotto and Brown Rice

Food Safety Recall: Aycan Risotto and Brown Rice


Aycan Risotto Rice and Aycan Brown Rice

Aycan Risotto and Brown Rice

Aytac Foods are recalling their Aycan Risotto Rice and Aycan Brown Rice due to insect infestation (weevils), making these products unsafe to eat.

Rice Weevils

The rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) is a stored product pest which attacks crops such as wheat, rice, and maize.

Rice Weevil

Adult rice weevils can fly, and can live for two years. Females lay 2-6 eggs per day and up to 300 over their lifetime. The female chews a hole into a grain kernel, after which she lays a single egg within the hole, before sealing it. The larva develops within the grain, hollowing it out while feeding. It then pupates within the grain kernel and emerges 2–4 days.

So this Aycan Rice, both the risotto and brown rice, contain these weevils and their offspring.

The Aycan Risotto and Brown Rice Recall

Product

Pack Size

Expiry Date

Product Code

Batch No.

Food Pest

Aycan Risotto Rice

900g

23.11.2018 

0-45509

L6347L4 

Rice Weevil

Aycan Brown Rice

900g

30.08.2018 

0-45505

L6235AL4

Rice Weevil

To read the Food Standards Agency's original recall notice, click here. To read Aytac Foods Ltd's own recall notice on the Food Standards Agency's website, click here. We could not find any information on the recall on Aytac Foods Ltd's own website...