FDA issues warning against ground cumin
FDA is advising consumers who are allergic to peanuts to consider avoiding products that contain ground cumin or cumin powder, after some shipments of these products tested positive for undeclared peanut protein, initiating a number of recalls
The list of recalled products includes ground cumin, seasoning mixes, and a variety of cooking “kits” which include “Tex-Mex” and Indian dishes.
FDA says products made before 2014 are unlikely to contain the affected ground cumin.
FDA advises those consumers with peanut allergies to carefully scan the list of affected products. Consumers with severe allergies are urged to consider avoiding all products that list cumin as an ingredient.
The government agency continues to identify companies that received shipments of the ground cumin that contained undeclared peanuts and is working to remove those products from the market.
A list of recalled products can be found here.