Cumin Powder Recalled Due to Undeclared Peanuts

Spice n' More issues allergy alert on undeclared peanuts in Cumin Powder Casablanca, Salma, Spice Class, La Mina, Key Food and H Harvest

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD Beth Bolt, RPh

SPICE N’ MORE CORP. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling its 7-oz. containers of "CASABLANCA", “H HARVEST”, “SPICE CLASS”and “LA MINA” cumin powder and 12-oz containers of “SALMA”, “SPICE CLASS”, “LA MINA” AND “KEY FOOD” cumin powder, because they may contain undeclared peanuts.

People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled "CASABLANCA", “H HARVEST”, “SPICE CLASS”, “LA MINA”, “SALMA” and “KEY FOOD” cumin powder were distributed NY, NJ, PA, VA, MD, MI, MA AND SC in wholesale and retail stores.

The product comes in 7-oz. and 12-oz., clear plastic containers.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the peanut-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts.  Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by contamination of the product from its country of origin.

Consumers who have purchased 7-oz. and 12-oz. containers of "CASABLANCA", “H HARVEST”, “SPICE CLASS”, “LA MINA”, “SALMA” and “KEY FOOD” cumin powder are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-417-0746, Monday-Friday 9am - 4 pm ET.

Review Date: 
January 12, 2015