April 27, 2015

Consumer Alert: Undeclared Peanuts in “Cumin Powder”

Consumer Alert: Undeclared Peanuts in “Cumin Powder”

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today alerted consumers to undeclared peanuts in America’s Best brand “(Jeera) Cumin Powder”, packaged and distributed by Patel Grocery located at 5303 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220.  People who have severe sensitivity to peanuts may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product.

The recalled “(Jeera) Cumin Powder” is packaged in an uncoded, 7 oz (200 gm) plastic bag.  The product was sold at various retail stores in Brooklyn.

Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ food inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by the New York State Food Laboratory revealed the product contained peanut allergens, which were not declared on the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date to this Department in connection with this product.  Consumers who have purchased “(Jeera) Cumin Powder” may return the product to the place of purchase.   Consumers with questions about the recalled product may contact Ishwer Patel of Patel Grocery at (718) 748-6369.