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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

Kosher Alert Roundy’s Balsamic Vinegar

February 3, 2016: The Orthodox Union does not certify Simply Roundy’s Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Roundy's Supermakets, Milwaukee WI. Some labels were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5342
Dylan’s Candy Barn Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies have Unauthorized Kosher Symbol

February 10, 2016 -From OK Kosher Certification: Dylan's Candy Bar, Dylan’s Candy Bar, 33 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003 and other locations is selling Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies and other products with an unauthorized OK symbol. Action Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5341
Aunt Millie or Perfection Bakery Buns and Kaiser Rolls are Dairy

February 10, 2016 -From Quality Kosher Supervision: Until further notice, all buns and Kaiser rolls from Aunt Millie or Perfection Bakery bearing the letter S in the expiration code should not be eaten with meat.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5340
Tanimura and Antel Artisan Romaine Lettuce Insect Infestation

February 9, 2016 - Tanimura and Antel Artisan romaine Lettuce no longer bears KORC Kosher Certification because of insect infestation.
From KORC: "At the present time the Company cannot assure that the growing process is as effective as it was previously. The recent drought followed by heavy rains have impacted their production and field management. Therefore, until such time as they and we can be totally assured of the insect free nature of the product beyond all doubt, the company will no longer market the product as kosher certified. Tanamura and Antel have been very much involved in attempting to solve the problem and we look forward to their success in doing so. We wish to alert the consumer that if, as most do, they first rinse the individual leaves of romaine, the product is fine, kosher, and is an excellent lettuce."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5339
Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Flax Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder recalled due to Salmonella

February 8, 2016 - from the CFIA: Advantage Health Matters is recalling Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Flax Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Organic Traditions Sprouted Flax Seed Powder 227 g LOT:AHM626151118N
EXP:09/2017
8 54260 00626 1
Organic Traditions Sprouted Flax Seed Powder 454 g LOT:AHM553151118N
EXP:09/2017
8 54260 00553 0
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 227 g LOT:AHM621151211N
EXP:10/2017
8 54260 00621 6

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5338

Living Tree Community Foods Recalls Macadamia Nuts and Macadamia Butter Because of Possible Health Risks

Feb 5. 2016 - From the FDA: Living Tree Community Foods of Berkeley, California is recalling Organic Macadamia Nuts and Organic Macadamia Butter, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Organic Macadamia Nuts and Organic Macadamia Butter were distributed throughout the US via retail stores (California, Connecticut) and to mail order customers.
Living Tree Community Foods Organic Macadamia Nuts come in a 4 oz, clear plastic pouch marked with lot #153442 on the top. Living Tree Community Foods Organic Macadamia Butter comes in an 8 oz glass jar, with a Living Tree Community label on it. Affected lot #s were 134415, 136215, 101716. The UPC Code is: 641432000987. These items shipped from our facility between 12/11/2015 and 2/03/2016.
The potential for contamination was noted after FDA testing done with our supplier, Mahina Mele, based in Captain Cook, Hawaii, revealed the presence of Salmonella in organic macadamia nuts.
Consumers who have purchased 4 oz pouch of Organic Macadamia Nuts and 8 oz jars of Organic Macadamia Butter are urged to not consume and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-510-526-7106. Our hours are from 8:30-4:30 PST, Monday thru Thursday and 8:30-3:00pm PST on Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5337

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din on January 145, 2016.

New British Kosher Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Ice Creams

Feb. 8, 2016: The London Beth Din has said that Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Ice Creams now certified KLBD Dairy no logo, the following flavours ONLY

  • Belgian Chocolate
  • Caramelised Orange & Cranberry
  • Madagascan Vanilla
  • Salted Caramel & Belgian Chocolate
  • Toffee & Honeycomb

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5336

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din on January 145, 2016.

New British Bassett's Mint Favourites are Not Kosher

Feb. 8, 2016: The London Beth Din has said that Bassett's Mint Favourites listed on p.35 inThe Really Jewish Food Guide 2016 as approved Dairy has been reformulated as a new assortment and is now NOT KOSHER. Old stock which does not contain gelatine is still approved Dairy.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5335

Fresh Express Announces Precautionary Recall of a Limited Quantity of Chopped Romaine Salad Due to Undeclared Allergens

Feb 6. 2016: The FDA has announced that Fresh Express Incorporated is announcing a precautionary recall of a limited quantity of 32-ounce Fresh Express Chopped Romaine with a Product Code of G034A06A and Use-By Date of February 19 due to a possible exposure to undeclared allergens. Fresh Express representatives are already coordinating with stores to remove the recalled product from retail stores where distributed, primarily in Eastern and Southeastern states. No other Fresh Express products are included in this recall.
The recall was necessitated when it was learned that sealed condiment packets containing individual packets of dressing, croutons and parmesan cheese used in the brand’s Caesar salads were mistakenly placed in a limited quantity of the chopped romaine product. Ingredients in the individual packets include milk, eggs, wheat and fish and even though the individual packets are enclosed in another sealed package, Fresh Express issued a recall out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and well-being of consumers who may be at risk from exposure to undeclared allergens.
Consumers in possession of the recalled product should discard it. A refund is available where purchased or by contacting the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5334
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Cinnamon Bun Oreos are Kosher Dairy without the OU-D

February 3, 2016: The cRc twitter feed reported that New Cinnamon Bun Oreos R certified OU-D. The OU was mistakenly ommitted from the label & its being corrected. Other Oreos need an OU symbol. This was confirmed by the OU.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5333
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