Some Cumin Tests Positive for Peanuts

The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers with peanut allergies to avoid buying products with cumin after the agency found certain shipments to contain peanuts not listed on the label, according to an alert issued Wednesday. The FDA has recalled hundreds of products since December—ranging from spice mixes to marinated meats—after it discovered the contaminated cumin. The agency has warned those with peanut allergies to avoid the spice, which is frequently used in Tex-Mex and Indian dishes, but did not offer any further details on how it occured or which companies were responsible. Major food allergens such as peanuts, wheat, or milk are required to be included on food labels.