FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Consumers with peanut allergy advised to avoid ground cumin due to expanding list of recalled products
Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain products sold in Georgia that contain ground cumin which was processed with undeclared peanuts.
Due to an expanding product list, Georgians with a peanut allergy are urged to be cautious of products containing ground cumin. Individuals who have severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious and even life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Recalled products that have been distributed in Georgia related to this issue currently include:
- Garden Lites name-brand Kale & Quinoa Soufflé, Southwestern Soufflé, Veggie Chili & Cornbread Melt, Kale & Brown Rice Veggie Bites & Classic Cooking Kale and Quinoa Veggie Cakes
- Zenobia Company, LLC, My Spice Sage Cumin Ground in various sizes
- Morningstar Farms name-brand Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers
- Con Yeager Spice Ground Cumin and Seasoning Blends (containing Ground Cumin) sold under multiple different brand names in various sizes
- Taj Ethnic Gourmet® name-brand Indian sauces in 16 ounce containers
- B&M Harris Teeter Blue Cheese Jalapeno Seasoning in 6 ounce containers
Additional product details, including specific product numbers, lot codes and best-buy dates of these products are available through information on the GDA website at www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls.aspx. GDA food safety inspectors will be checking retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale. As this recall expands, or new information becomes available, updates will be posted on the website and on Twitter @GDAFoodSafety.
About the GDA The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce. For more information, visit www.agr.georgia.gov.