The month of May saw numerous recalls related to product labels on food items, including the following.
Cumin Powder from Crown Food International
Cumin powder packaged and distributed by New York-based Crown Food International underwent a recall after food inspectors from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets found undeclared peanut allergens in the product during routine sampling. The cumin powder was sold at retail stores in two New York City boroughs (Brooklyn and Queens) as well as New Jersey. According to Food Allergy Research and Education, peanuts are one of the eight foods that account for nine in 10 allergic reactions, along with milk, eggs, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.