Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in ‘Cumin Powder’

Maya Overseas Food Inc. of New York is recalling its 7-oz. packages of “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 “Cumin Powder” was distributed in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia retail stores. The product comes in a clear plastic package and is un-coded.

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 indicated the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes. Production of the product has been suspended until the company is certain that the problem has been corrected.

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