About Mahatma® Mixes

Riviana is voluntarily recalling approximately 16,943 cases of certain coded Mahatma® Yellow Rice and Mahatma® Broccoli & Cheese Rice product, due to the possibility that some packages may contain grey metallic dust particles.  The products at issue were manufactured at Riviana’s facility in Memphis, Tennessee from December 27, 2016 until February 3, 2017 and were distributed in the U.S.

Recalled product were sold in these package arrangements:

•  24-pack Mahatma Yellow Rice 5oz
•  8-pack Mahatma Yellow Rice 16oz
•  12-pack Mahatma Yellow Rice 10oz
•  12-pack Mahatma Broccoli & Cheese Rice 4oz.

The product at issue can be identified by the manufacturing code and UPC number listed on the back of the package as listed in the chart below.

Product Size Product Name  Manufacturing Code  Individual Package UPC 
5 oz. each Mahatma Yellow Rice 004M720
005M720
362M620
363M620
17400 10505
16 oz. each Mahatma Yellow Rice 014M720
017M720
018M720
17400 10502
10 oz. each Mahatma Yellow Rice 006M720
007M720
008M720
009M720
010M720
023M720
024M720
025M720
17400 10507
4 oz. each Mahatma Broccoli & Cheese Rice 019M720
020M720
17400 10529


No other sizes, varieties and no other packaging arrangements are included in this recall.

At the time, Riviana has received two consumer communications about the affected product within these code dates but no reports of illness or injury associated with this product.

Riviana is instructing distributors and retailers to segregate the recalled products from their inventories so that a Riviana Foods Inc. sales representative may assist retailers in the disposition of the product.

Consumers should return the affected product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund.  Consumers who may have questions or concerns should call Riviana’s toll free Consumer Relations number at 1-800-226-9522 between 9 am and 5 pm (Eastern).

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