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Correction - Food Recall Warning - Rescindment of Food Recall Warnings (Allergen)
Cumin and Cumin-containing products recalled due to undeclared almond

Recall / advisory date:
April 30, 2015
Reason for recall / advisory:
Allergen - Tree Nut
Hazard classification:
--
Company / Firm:
Nador Inc.
Distribution:
National
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, April 30, 2015 - The food recall warnings issued on March 20 and 22, 2015 are being rescinded. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising the public that there is no longer evidence to indicate that the cumin and cumin-containing products described below contain almond. Consequently, based on the information presently available, there is no evidence that these products could pose a risk to individuals allergic to almond.

The products were recalled as a result of laboratory testing indicating that they contained undeclared almond. However, additional testing has confirmed that the original laboratory results were false positives.

The false positives were confirmed based on new evidence regarding the cross-reactivity of mahaleb, a spice obtained from a specific species (Prunus mahaleb) of cherry seeds, with the almond allergen test kit. It is highly likely that the positive sample results for the ground cumin and cumin-containing products were due to mahaleb contamination and not almond.

The products affected by this rescindment are as follows:

Products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Signal ground cumin 39 g 6 28333 10429 7 15 NO 13 and
16 MR 06
no name ground cumin 97 g 0 60383 71408 6 2015 OC 24
Sunspun ground cumin 450 g 0 60383 99746 5 2015NO12
Irresistibles Ground Cumin 43 g 0 59749 87254 6 13340 and 14013
giant value Chili Powder 150 g 7 74223 27123 2 13348
giant value Curry Powder 125 g 7 74223 27135 5 13339
Irresistibles Chili powder 50 g 0 59749 87257 7 14051, 14097
Irresistibles Curry Powder 45 g 0 59749 87258 4 13343, 14097, 14136
None - Nador Inc. Curry powder 2.27 kg None 13311
None - Nador Inc. Curry powder 12.5 kg None 13310
Nador Moulin Rouge Chili powder 1.9 kg 0 66837 36428 9 14022
Nador Moulin Rouge Curry powder 2 kg 0 66837 36419 7 13338, 14042
Nador Moulin Rouge Curry powder 47 g 0 66837 31159 7 14038
Nador Moulin Rouge Curry powder 500 g 0 66837 36028 1 14043
no name chili powder 150 g 0 60383 05405 2 2016 JA 07
no name curry powder 125 g 0 60383 05402 1 2015 NO 04,
2016 AL 18
None - Nador Inc. Smokin' Stampede Salt Reduced 20 kg None 13343
President's Choice Smokin' Stampede Spice Mix 135 g 0 60383 99337 5 2014 DE 02,
2015 FE 20
Selection chili powder 100 g 0 59749 88908 7 13304, 13339, 14011, 14021, 14053
Selection curry powder 100 g 0 59749 88899 8 13302, 13345, 14034
Signal chili powder 40 g 6 28333 10412 9 15 NO 25,
16 FE 20,
16 MR 10
Signal curry powder 47 g 6 28333 10417 4 15 NO 07,
15 DE 13,
16 MR 03
Sunspun chili powder 500 g 0 60383 99588 1 2015 DE 19
Sunspun Mexican style chili powder 1.9 g 0 60383 99671 0 2016 JA 27
Sunspun Madras curry powder 525 g 0 60383 99747 2 2016 FE 06

More information

  • Nador Inc.: 1-800-463-5652
  • For more information, consumers and industry can contact the CFIA by filling out the online feedback form.

Media enquiries

CFIA Media Relations
613-773-6600

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