Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner

Food Safety Alert

April 01, 2015

Joe Morrissey 518-457-0752

Maya Overseas Food Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in “Cumin Powder”

Maya Overseas Food Inc. of 48-85, Maspeth Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378, is recalling its 7 ounce packages of “Cumin Powder” because they may contain undeclared peanuts.  People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled “Cumin Powder” were distributed NY, CT, NJ, MA,PA and VA in retail stores .  The product comes in a 7 ounce, clear plastic package and is un-coded.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the peanut-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts.  Subsequent investigation indicated the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s production and packaging processes.  Production of the product has been suspended until the company is certain that the problem has been corrected.

Consumers who have purchased 7 ounce packages of “Cumin Powder” are urged to return to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-894-5145.


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