CORRECTED – Badia Spices, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Ground Cumin Products for Undeclared Peanut Protein
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 12, 2015 — Miami, FL — Badia Spices, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall on Badia brand ground cumin product. Peanut is an allergen that is not declared on the product’s ingredient statement. People, who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanut proteins, run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recall was initiated after the firm was notified that a ground cumin sample collected by the State of NY Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Laboratory tested positive and had potentially been produced with undeclared peanut protein.
The Product is packaged in plastic bottles.
Product was distributed nationwide in retail stores, commencing in July, 2014.
This recall notice only affects the following products:
Product Name and Description Package Weight UPC Lot # Best By Dates
Badia Ground Cumin 7 oz. 033844-00002-8 117151 7/2019
Badia Ground Cumin 2 oz. 033844-00007-3 116837 7/2019
Badia Ground Cumin 16 oz. 033844-00516-0 116696 7/2019
No illnesses have been reported to date, to this firm in connection with this voluntary recall.
The product is considered safe for consumers who do not have peanut allergen sensitivities.
Consumers who have peanut allergen sensitivities are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 305-629-8000, 8 am to 4:30 pm EST Monday-Friday, or via email [email protected]
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* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm438042.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.