• Food Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Peanuts
  • March 12, 2015 | Author: Stephen J. Burg
  • Law Firm: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. - Englewood Office
  • A large quantity of food products were recalled in late December because they contain peanuts and other known allergens that were not disclosed in the ingredients lists.

    A peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies, according to Food Allergy Research and Education. Reactions can range from mild irritation to severe, like anaphylaxis. Reactions not quickly treated can lead to death.

    On Dec. 26 Adams Flavor, Foods and Ingredients announced it was recalling spice products because they might contain peanut proteins, according to a statement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Adams was told by a third-party supplier that the cumin may have traces of peanut proteins, which could be dangerous for people with peanut allergies.

    The affected products are the chili powder, ground cumin, Menudo seasoning, Jamaican Jerk seasoning, Research Jamaican Jerk Rub, Rib Rub, Brisket Rub, Multi Seasoning and Reserve Southwestern Rub.

    These products were all distributed nationwide, but no illnesses have been reported.

    Meat products recalled
    Following the spice-linked recall, three companies recalled meat products that may contain peanuts or other undeclared allergens. HEB Meat Center recalled 83,666 pounds of pork due to allergens and incorrect labels, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service statement.

    HEB's pork and chorizo products may contain peanuts but do not state that fact on their labels. The products affected are the Pork Chorizo, HEB Mi Comida Chorizo Pork Chorizo and Seasoned Mexican Style Pork For Carne Al Pastor.

    Garcio Foods, Inc. recalled 190,450 pounds of pork products also because of undeclared peanuts. The recalled products are the 8-ounce and 12-ounce packages of Hill Country Fare Chorizo, according to the FSIS release.

    Additionally, J & B Sausage recalled 45,904 pounds of chicken and beef products because of peanuts. The affected products were various sized packages of Chefs-In-A-Bag Chicken Taco Filling, Fully Cooked Texas Style Beef Chili No Beans, Fully Cooked Taqueria Style Picadillo Seasoned Ground Beef with Potatoes, Onion, Tomatoes and Peppers and Fully Cooked Carne Guisada Seasoned Beef in Gravy.