FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 1, 2015 — Raja Foods of Maspeth, NY is recalling its 14 ounce packages of "SWAD Cumin Powder 14 oz" because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanut run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled "SWAD Cumin Powder 14 oz" was distributed in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are found in South Asian retail stores. The product comes in a 14 ounce, clear packaged marked with batch number 24714 on the back with an expiration date of Sept 2017.
No illness have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel found the product to contain the presence of peanuts which were not declared on the label.
Consumers who have purchased 14 ounce package of "SWAD Cumin Powder" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-416-2632.