20 Feb '15, 5pm

FDA warns those with peanut allergies to avoid cumin

The addition of food allergy declarations on packaged foods has helped many with mild to life threatening allergies avoid foods that could harm them, but those declarations aren’t fool proof. The recent recall of cumin and products that contain cumin is an example of that. The FDA is warning that those with peanut allergies should avoid cumin products. Why cumin? Shipments of these products have tested positive for undeclared peanut protein. It’s not just spice bottles of ground cumin that are affected. In addition to ground cumin, cumin in spice mixes or kits and cumin that was used as a minor ingredient in packaged foods like soups and chilies may be tainted with the peanut protein. The list of products that may be affected has been growing since December, and eight food companies have listed products that may include the cumin. While the trace amount of peanut protein m...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/health/allergies/blogs/fda-warns-those...

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