Which Spices are Safe to Use?


One of the most common questions I get from newly diagnosed customers with food allergies or Celiac Disease is “Which Spices Are Safe To Use?”  I always encourage everyone to do their own due diligence. However, back in the fall of 2014 and the middle of 2015 there was a huge panic in the food allergy community. Rightfully so; especially for those with life threatening Peanut Allergies.  It seems that a huge supply of Cumin was highly contaminated with peanuts.  Many companies were recalling and a few were not!

Here at ODC, we us McCormick Spices when we need dried spices, otherwise we use fresh. McCormick assured me that they were not affected.  Why weren’t they affected?  Because they have good manufacturing practices.

I was thrilled to see a follow up article by Allergic Living Magazine.  They put out requests for information to 10 different spice companies. However, only 3 companies responded. It is not surprising that the 3 who responded are the companies that I and most of our customers use when we need spices. They are: McCormick, Frontier Co-Op and Spicely Organics.  The following link is to the section of the article that shows you what each had to say and some information to help you find safe spices; Click Here

To see the big list of recalled spices during the cumin recall; Click Here

To read the entire Allergic Living article with all links; Click Here For Full Article

Be safe out there gang!



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