McCormick Cumin Products are not Contaminated with Peanuts

February 24, 2015

You may have seen recent news regarding the FDA Consumer Advisory surrounding peanut contamination in cumin.  McCormick products are not involved. This includes all ground cumin, cumin seed, and seasoning products like Taco Seasoning Mix and Chili Powder that contain cumin.

From McCormick:


At McCormick, quality and safety are top priorities, and our investment in these areas is the largest in the spice and seasoning industry.  Our quality assurance program includes these key practices to ensure the safety of our products, including cumin:

  • Purity in Sourcing:  McCormick sources whole cumin seed, which mitigates the chance for adulteration (like nut shells) that could be encountered by purchasing ground product. Our sourcing organization has a combined total of more than 100 years of experience in the spice trade.
  • Peanut-free Facilities:  We do not handle any peanut materials in our facilities where cumin seeds are cleaned and ground, thereby eliminating the possibility of cross-contamination.
  • Inspecting, Cleaning and Treating: We inspect every lot for extraneous matter, representing several million ingredient and product analyses each year.  In addition, our spices are treated through a steaming process.

For 125 years, McCormick has had an unmatched track record in delivering safe, high-quality products to our consumers. It is important to purchase your spices from a trusted resource.  For more information visit: