Whole Foods Market of Austin, Texas, recalled items prepared with a supplier’s ground cumin spice ingredient that may have contained unlisted peanuts. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Whole Foods Market was notified by a spice supplier that it was recalling its ground cumin spice due to a positive test for peanut allergens.
Items that contained ground cumin spice subject to the recall were sold from January 14, 2015, through February 6, 2015. Not all items or all products were sold in all store locations. Affected items such as prepared salads, seasoned meat items, tacos, and other seasoned items were sold in Whole Foods Market stores in Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
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See also Medical Law Perspectives, July 2012 Report: Foodborne Illness: When Grabbing a Bite Can Be Deadly