September 29, 2016

America’s Best Cumin Powder Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

America’s Best brand “(Jeera) Cumin Powder” is being recalled for undeclared cumin. Consumers who are allergic or have a sensitivity to peanuts should not use this product as they risk a severe or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do. No illnesses had been reported at the time of the recall. The recalled product was packaged and distributed by Patel Grocery located at 5303 4th Ave in Brooklyn. The  “(Jeera) Cumin Powder” was packaged in an uncoded, 14 oz (400 gm) plastic bag. The product was sold at various retail stores in Brooklyn. The problem was discovered during routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. … [Read more...]

Maya Cumin Powder Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

Maya Overseas Food Inc. of Maspeth, NY  is recalling its 7- ounce packages of cumin powder because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People with allergies to peanuts should not eat this product as they run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do. The recalled product was distributed at retail stores in NY, CT, NJ, MA, PA and VA in retail stores. It was sold in  7 ounce, clear plastic packages with  no codes. At the time of the recall, no illnesses had reported, according to the manufacturer. The problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes. Production of the product has been suspended until the company is certain that the problem has been corrected.   … [Read more...]

Badia Cumin Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

Badia Spices Inc. is recalling ground cumin product because it contains an undeclared allergen,  peanut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts should not eat this product as they run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they do. The recalled product was packaged in plastic bottles in 2 oz., 7 oz and 16 oz sizes and has been distributed nationwide since July 2014. The recalled 2 oz size has a UPC of 033844-00002-8 and lot number 117151.The recalled 7 oz size has a UPC 033844-00002-8 and lot number 117151. The recalled 16 0z size has  a UPC 033844-00516-0and lot number 116696. All three have "besy by' dates of 7/2019. Product was distributed nationwide in retail stores, commencing in July, 2014.   … [Read more...]

Con Yeager Recalls 30 Brands of Cumin, Spice Mixes for Undeclared Peanut

Con Yeager Spice Company  of New Castle and Zelienople, PA has updated recall information for 30 brands of cumin and spice mixes for undeclared peanut. Because so many brands of cumin have been affected by peanut contamination, consumers with peanut allergies or sensitivities have been advised by the FDA to avoid cumin or spice mixes. People with allergies or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. At the time of this recall, no consumer complaints or reports of allergic reactions had been reported. Brand names included in this recall include: Anthony's, Bi Lo, Bliss, Com Yeager, Cornersburg Italian Specialties, Costas, James Ferrari and Sons, Fezzell's G&E, Homemade Memories, Ideal, Jack Bell's, … [Read more...]

Peanut Allergy? Avoid Cumin For Now, FDA Advises

Shipments of cumin contaminated with undeclared peanut have triggered so many product recalls, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising people with peanut allergies or severe sensitivities to avoid the spice for the time being as they are at risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. For those affected by the advisory, products to avoid include ground cumin sold as a spice, or in spice mixes, dinner kits-particularly for Indian of Tex Mex foods; marinades for meat and poultry and finished food products such as soups and chilies. Products made before 2014 are unlikely to contain the affected ground cumin. The FDA advises consumers peanut allergies to review product labels and be aware that affected products may list “spices”  rather than "cumin" in their … [Read more...]

Undeclared Peanut in Cumin Triggers Dozens of Recalls, Lawsuit

A batch of cumin contaminated with undeclared peanut has triggered recalls for dozens of products. And one lawsuit. Severe reactions can be fatal. So strict avoidance, performed by reading food labels carefully is key. That's why undeclared peanut pose such a serious problem for the the three million Americans with peanut allergies. Brand names of recently recalled cumin include: Spice Mill, Archer Farms, Fresh Market, Mimi’s, Rosa Maria, All Island Spice, Casablanca, H Harvest, Spice Class, Leader Market, Salma, La Mina, Key Food and La Flor. Recalled products containing the contaminated cumin include: Hatfield Pork Ribs, El Toro pork, Aleias gluten free croutons, Holiday Foods Peruvian Brand Marinated Beef for Brochett on a Specialty Bamboo Skewer and Holiday Foods … [Read more...]

Archer Farms, Fresh Market Cumin Recalled for Undeclared Peanut

B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Mo. is recalling seasoning blends containing ground cumin sold under the brand names Archer Farms and The Fresh Market because they may contain undeclared peanut.  People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled products are sold at Target and The Fresh Market stores. B&M, Inc. was notified by one of their suppliers that one lot of ground cumin and some of the seasonings containing this lot had potentially been contaminated with peanut protein. The products were shipped to retailers from December 1, 2014 through January 7, 2015. The recalled Archer Farms product is ground cumin packaged in a 6oz clear square glass bottle with a silver … [Read more...]

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