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The following kashrus alert is from the OU on October 30, 2014.

The Orthodox Union certifies Sensible Portions Zesty Ranch Veggie Straws, Boulder CO as an OU-D Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4741

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on October 30, 2014.

Organic Traditions Mulberries, Health Matters America Inc., Cheektowaga NY: The Orthodox Union certifies various Organic Tradition products, but does not certify their mulberry products. Some of their mulberry packaging was mistakenly printed with an OU symbol. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4740

The following Canadian tree nut allergy alert is from the the CFIA on October 28, 2014.

Kosher Select Food Dist. is recalling the following Ortega brand Taco Seasoning Mix from the marketplace because it contains peanut and almond which are not declared on the label:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix 35.4 g Best by May 08 2016 S6 0 39000 00820 4
This product was distributed in Ontario, Quebec.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4739

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on October 29, 2014.

Please be advised that a limited amount of the following Woodpecker products, CIBO VITA, INC. (Fair Lawn, NJ) and sold at T.J. Maxx stores were mistakenly labeled with the OK kosher symbol instead of the OK-D symbol:

  • Yogurt Covered Pretzels
  • Milk Chocolate Pretzels
  • Greek Yogurt Pretzels
  • Toffee Pretzels
  • Raspberry Pretzels
  • Blueberry Pretzels
THESE PRODUCTS ARE DAIRY. Corrective action is being taken.

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The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4737

The following dairy allergy alert is from the FDA and the CFIA on October 24, 2014.

Lundberg Family Farms announced that it is voluntarily recalling from distribution in the United States and Canada, specific bags of Sea Salt Rice Chips due to possible presence of an undeclared dairy allergen. The issue was discovered through a consumer complaint.
The recall applies to only 6 ounce bags (170g) of Sea Salt Rice Chips packed on August 11th, 2014, bearing the code “140811” and a best before date of “2015 JUN 08” on the upper right-hand corner of the bag. The Sea Salt Rice Chips display the following UPC numbers 0-73416-03530-0 for U.S., or 0-73416-03540-9 for Canada.
Customers who have bags of Sea Salt Rice Chips with the aforementioned labeling should discard them or return them unopened to the place of purchase for a refund. Customers can call our customer service representatives at 530-538-3555, which is staffed seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, or leave a message at other times, with any questions or concerns about the product, or email recall@lundberg.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4732

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Supervision on October 23 2014.

Please be advised that LUKSUSOWA Triple Distilled Potato Vodka (distributed by Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, White Plains, NY) bears an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the label. OK Kosher Certification does not certify any Luksusowa products. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4736

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on October 24, 2014.

Bulgarian Bazaar Lecho in 24 oz. containers bear an unauthorized OU symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product. If you see this product in the marketplace with an OU symbol, please contact kosherq@ou.org. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4735

The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on October 23, 2014.

Smart Beat Fat Free UPC # 033776051556 Lactose Free UPC# 033776051808 Date Codes: MAY2815CA, JUL0215CA and JUL3015CA, GFA Brands, Inc.: The OU D-Dairy symbol was inadvertently omitted from these production dates. The products, with the above listed UPC #’s and date codes, are in fact OU D-Dairy certified even without the OU D-Dairy symbol. Subsequent packaging has been corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4734

The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on October 23, 2014.

Ssips and Ssips Sabor Latino Ssips Drinks, Johanna Foods, Flemington, NJ: Ssips and Ssips Drinks are being phased out of kosher certification. Currently, only the 128fl. oz. containers are certified WHEN bearing the OU symbol. Consumers are urged to check for the OU symbol before purchasing.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4733

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 21, 2014.

Z Natural Foods of West Palm Beach, FL is recalling 55 lbs of Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder was available for sale directly through Z Natural Foods website at www.ZNaturalFoods.com. It was not available in retail stores.
The Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder was available in a 1 lb and 5 lb standup resealable foil pouches either bronze (1 lb) or silver in color (5 lb) and marked with Lot # ZNCARB39513 and a Best By Date of 12/5/2016 at the bottom of the label.
No illnesses have been reported to date and we are issuing this recall purely as a precautionary measure. The potential for contamination was noted after learning that another customer of our ingredient supplier received a positive test for Salmonella. While sampling conducted by the manufacturer did not indicate the presence of Salmonella, we are recalling this product out of an abundance of caution. No other Z Natural Foods products are affected.
All sales of the Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder have been suspended while the FDA, Z Natural Foods and its suppliers continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased a 1 lb or 5 lb Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder are urged to contact Z Natural Foods to arrange return of the product and for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-963-6637 between the hours of 9am - 6pm, Monday - Friday Eastern Standard Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4731
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