Due to several recent recalls of products containing cumin for undeclared peanut allergens, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that people with peanut allergies avoid consuming products with ground or powdered cumin.
The FDA stated that affected cumin may be sold as a spice, part of a spice mix, or as a minor ingredient in finished products such as soups or chilies. The FDA is still working to identify all affected products, however the FDA has stated that products made before 2014 are likely not affected. Individuals without peanut allergies have no risk in consuming these products. See the FDA's consumer posting, which provides more information and a list of products that have been recalled to date for this reason.