“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.

UPDATE: Recall list expands to include over 100 products from Whole Foods

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.

FDA main recalls page

USDA FSIS Main Recalls page

The chart below by allergicliving.com provides a detailed list of companies and products included in the recall. 



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
Campos Foods Chicken
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
Zenobia Ground cumin
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/