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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

Kashrus Alert - Baresi

June 19, 2020 from the OK:

Baresi Taralli, Ciambelle, Friselle, Biscotti, Joseph Rutigliano & Sons Inc, Edison, NJ 08837 has an unauthorized Use of OK Kosher Symbol:

Various packaged baked goods under the brand Baresi are being sold bearing an unauthorized OK trademark.

These products are not certified by OK Kosher Certification.

Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7324

Updated Food Recall Warning - Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens, Alfalfa & Onion and Alfalfa & Radish recalled due to Salmonella

September 22, 2020 from CFIA

The Food Recall Warning issued on September 19, 2020 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Sunsprout Natural Foods is recalling Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens, Alfalfa & Onion and Alfalfa & Radish from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume and retailers, restaurants, and institutions should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Sunsprout Micro – Greens Alfalfa & Onion 100 g 0 57621 13516 1 All best before dates up to and including BBOCT05
Sunsprout Micro – Greens Alfalfa & Radish 100 g 0 57621 13512 3 All best before dates up to and including BBOCT05


Updated Food Recall Warning - Sprouts Alive brand and Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa recalled due to Salmonella

September 19, 2020 from CFIA

The food safety warning issued on August 11, 2020 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Sunsprout Natural Foods is recalling Sprouts Alive brand and Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume and retailers, restaurants, and institutions should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Sprouts Alive Micro – Greens Alfalfa 100 g 0 69022 10030 3 All best before dates up to and including BBOCT13
Sunsprout Micro – Greens Alfalfa 100 g 0 57621 13511 6 All best before dates up to and including BBOCT13


Food Safety Warning - Sunsprout brand Micro - Greens Alfalfa & Radish may be unsafe due to Salmonella

August 11, 2020 from CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the product described below due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Sunsprout Micro - Greens
Alfalfa & Radish
100 g 0 57621 13512 3 BBAUG11
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7282

Kashrus Alert - GiftingKosher.com & Hazeltons.ca

September 21, 2020 from the Kashrus Magazine:

"KASHRUS Magazine advises not to use GiftingKosher.com nor Hazelton’s (www.hazeltons.ca), two of the 12 gift services in the Gift Group banner, because most of the foods in their "kosher" gift baskets, including cheeses, lack any kosher supervision. When consumers inquire and request refunds, the company points out their right to substitute "similar" items. Consumers should be vigilant."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7323

Preliminary Guide to Chodosh for the year 5781 ('20-'21) Final

September 21, 2020 from Mrs. Rosskamm, The Guide to Chodosh, Hot Line 718-305-5133. Email: yherman@earthlink.net

Chodosh Information from Rabbi Herman z"l 5780- 5781 season

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7322

OU Kosher & Passover Advisory - Season Kipper Snacks

September 21, 2020: From the OU:

Season Kipper Snacks, Season Brand Products:

This product was previously OUP certified (Kosher for Passover) year round. Due to Covid-19 related challenges, this product was produced as non-kosher and the OU has been removed. There may be OU and non-OU product available in the market simultaneously. Rest assured, product bearing the OUP symbol is in fact kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7321

Kashrut Alert - Trappey's Canned Black Eye Peas with Slab Bacon

September 17, 2020 from the Star-K:

Trappey’s canned Black Eye Peas Flavored with Slab Bacon, distributed by McCall Farms, bears an unauthorized STAR-K symbol. This product is not certified by STAR-K and is not kosher. Product was found at H-E-B, Tom Thumb and other grocery stores in the Southern U.S. The product is being recalled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7320

Change in certification - Oligarch Catering

September 16, 2020 from the Star-K:

Effective September 1, 2020, Oligarch Catering, located at 86-13 Lefferts Blvd. Richmond Hill, NY, is no longer certified by STAR-K Kosher Certification.

September 17, 2020: From Oligarch Catering - They are now under the certification of VHQ.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7319

Prelimiinary Guide to Chodosh for the year 5781 ('20-'21)Pre-edit

September 15, 2020 from Mrs. Rosskamm, The Guide to Chodosh, Hot Line 718-305-5133. Email: yherman@earthlink.net

Chodosh Information from Rabbi Herman z"l 5780- 5781 season

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7318

Israeli Allergy Alert - Barista Alpro Oat Drink with Added Vitamins

September 9, 2020 from health.gov.il

On some packages of the following product: AlproOat (barcode: 5411188127697) in 1 liter cartons, labeled with "Best Before" date 05/04/2021, a labeling error occurred in the Hebrew label on the back of the package, mislabeling it as an almond drink with added calcium.

The correct labeling is as labeled in English: Alpro Oat –Oat Drink", including an illustration of an oat stalk on the front of the package.

This product is perfectly safe for consumption. However, people with celiac or with known allergies to oats and to any of the other allergens listed in the allergen information label are urged not to consume this product.

Strauss Company, the marketer of these products, apologizes to its customers and taking actions to recall the products from shelves. For further inquiries you may contact us through the "Contact" tab in our website: https://www.strauss-group.co.il/cs_formor through Strauss' customer service center at 1800-777-777

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7317

Israeli Dairy Allergy Alert - Nitzaney Hadar Halva with added Chocolate and Sea Salt, 227 grams

August 12, 2020 from health.gov.il

Our Company, Nitzaney Hadar Production and Marketing of Food Ltd. is recalling the product: Halva with added Chocolate and Sea Salt 227 grams.

Upon inspection by the Food Service in Ashkelon District Health Bureau, traces of a dairy allergen were found, not listed in the allergen information label on the product

Product's Name: Halva with added Chocolate and Sea Salt. Barcode: 7290011045685. Expiration dates: 6.5.21 up to and including 11.8.21. Manufactured and marketed by: Nitzaney Hadar Production and Marketing of Food Ltd.

Contact info: Tel. 9110400-08;
Email:info@nhadar.com

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7314
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