Tainted cumin leads to another recall – this time chili products
Fresh Food Manufacturing, a Freedom, Penn. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,865 pounds of chili products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.
The following products are subject to recall:
- 24-ounce plastic cup containers of “GIANT EAGLE MARKET DISTRICT Firehouse Chili With Beans” with Sell By dates of 12/21/14, 1/1/15, 1/11/15, 1/21/15, or 1/29/15.
- 24-ounce plastic cup containers of Good Cents “Chili With Beans” with Sell By dates of 12/21/14, 1/1/15, 1/11/15, 1/21/15, or 1/29/15.
- 5-pound plastic bags of bulk “Market District Firehouse Chili with Beans” with Sell By dates of 1/16/15, 1/26/15, or 2/3/15 (sold hot by retail establishments).
The products were produced on various dates from November 21, 2014, through December 30, 2014. The products bear the establishment number “40211” inside the USDA mark of inspection and have the sell by date printed on the product label. The products were shipped to retail outlets in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
The problem was discovered when Fresh Food Manufacturing was notified by its spice supplier that cumin used in the chili may have been contaminated with peanut allergens. This same problem has led to numerous recalls, all announced within the last few weeks.
FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.