“What started as a single company recalling spice products due to the undeclared presence of peanut in cumin has snowballed into the most widespread series of allergy-related recalls since the U.S. Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) came into effect in 2006.
Hundreds of products produced by dozens of companies are affected, so it’s essential for those dealing with peanut allergies to become aware of the situation and to check to see whether products they purchased are among the recalls (see links below).
Aside from spice mixes, hummus and even bread crumbs, the USDA tells Allergic Living that more than 350,000 pounds of seasoned beef, poultry and pork products have been pulled off the market. A single Pennsylvania company recalled more than 35,000 pounds of its chili products. Another company recalled more than 500 of its spice products from shelves nationwide. The common culprit ingredient in all cases is the peanut-contaminated cumin.
This blitz of recalls began at the end of 2014 when Adams Flavors, Foods and Ingredients, a Texas company, issued a voluntary recall for several of its spice products after being notified by one of its suppliers that the cumin it purchased contained undeclared peanut proteins.”
The following links provide more detailed information about the recalls.
The chart below by allergicliving.com provides a detailed list of companies and products included in the recall.
PRODUCT TYPE RECALLED
|Adams Flavors, Foods and Ingredients||Spices and seasonings|
|Adams Flavors, Foods and Ingredients||Bread crumbs|
|Agri Star Meat & Poultry||Beef franks|
|B&M, Inc.||Spices and seasonings|
|Buffalo Provisions||Chicken chorizo|
|Con Yeager Spice Company||Spice and seasonings|
|Franklin Farms||Veggie burgers|
|Fresh Food Manufacturing Co.||Chili|
|Garcia Foods||Pork sausage|
|Garden Lites||Veggie products|
|Hausman Foods||Beef and pork|
|HEB Meat Center||Pork|
|Heywood’s Meat Haus & Provision Co.||Pork shoulder|
|J&B Sausage Co.||Beef & chicken|
|J&B Sausage Co.||Chicken|
|Kabob’s Acquisition, Inc.||Beef & chicken|
|La Flor Products Co.||Ground cumin|
|Morningstar Farms||Black bean burgers|
|NAC Foods||Ground cumin|
|Sentry Food Solutions||Beef & chicken|
|Shirk’s Meats||Pork sausage|
|Spice N’More||Cumin powder|
|Taj Ethnic Gourmet||Spices and seasonings|
|The Daniel Weaver Company||Beef sausage|
|US Foods||Beef fajita strips|
|Zilk’s Foods||Hummus products|
For the full article by Allergic Living’s Patrick Bennett, go to: http://allergicliving.com/2015/01/22/peanut-contaminated-cumin-leads-to-massive-allergy-recall/