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Frito-Lay Recalls Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella

April 21, 2017 from the FDA:

Frito-Lay today announced it is voluntarily recalling select Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning. This action is the direct result of a supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeño powder that could contain Salmonella.
The products covered by this recall were distributed in retail stores and via foodservice, vending and other channels throughout the U.S. The specific recalled product information is listed below:

  • All sizes of the following two products that have a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior printed on the front upper panel of the package:
    • Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
    • Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
  • All of the following multipack offerings that have a “use by” date of JUN 20 or prior printed on the multipack package. In addition, a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior is printed on the front upper panel of the individual recalled product packages inside each multipack offering. Any other products or flavors contained in these multipacks are not being recalled.
    • 12 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Sack
    • 20 count Frito-Lay Bold Mix Sack
    • 30 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Tray
    • 30 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Tray
    • 32 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Box

No other flavors of Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips or Miss Vickie’s potato chips are impacted or being recalled. Jalapeño Cheddar Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat potato chips are not impacted or being recalled.
Consumers who have purchased these recalled products are advised not to consume them. Frito-Lay is working with the FDA on this recall to ensure the recalled products are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed.
Consumers can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 866-272-9393 for additional information from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Representative product images can be found at fritolay.com. For product reimbursement, consumers can visit www.jalapenochiprecall.com.


April 21, 2017 from the CFIA: Miss Vickie's Canada is recalling Miss Vickie's brand Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Miss Vickie's Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 40 g All "Guaranteed Fresh" dates up to and including JN 20 0 60410 00176 9
Miss Vickie's Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 66 g All "Guaranteed Fresh" dates up to and including JN 20 0 60410 01714 2
Miss Vickie's Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 220 g All "Guaranteed Fresh" dates up to and including JN 20 0 60410 06638 6
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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Kashrus alert on Cape Gourmet Signature Seafood Frozen Fish Fillets

April 20, 2017 from the Star-K:

Cape Gourmet Signature Seafood Brand Frozen Fish Fillets
Please note that CAPE GOURMET SIGNATURE SEAFOOD brand frozen NORWEGIAN ATLANTIC SALMON and NORWEGIAN COD PORTIONS, packed for United Seafood Enterprises, sold in ShopRite stores, bears an unauthorized STAR-K on the back of the package.
Corrective action is being taken.

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Kashrus alert on breads from Bimbo Bakeries including Arnold Bread

April 20, 2017 from the ORB:

Please be advised that Bimbo Bakeries, manufacturer of several brand names, including Arnold's Bread, has decided to reformulate their bread recipe. Therefore, effective immediately, the OU symbol will no longer appear on most Arnold's products.

Due to a high volume of consumer complaints about this change, Bimbo Bakeries reinstated, as of today, the OU's supervision of its Arnold's Italian bread.
The OU recommends that consumers contact Bimbo Bakery at 800-984-0989. to express their concerns about this loss of supervision.

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Kashrus alert on Starbucks Rare Unicorn Frappuccino Blended Crème

April 20, 2017 from the Star-K in response to a question from the editor:

There is information on the web that Starbucks Rare Unicorn Frappuccino Blended Crème is kosher. In response to my question the Star-K reported "The ingredients of the unicorn are not all certified Kosher. Working directly with Starbucks, Star K has not been able to approve this item.

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Post Passover Erroneous Information on Beverly Blvd. Alta Vista Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf store

April 19, 2017 from KosherLA

There is erroneous information being shared on WhatsApp groups, and from some Shul announcements, that the Beverly Blvd. / Alta Vista CBTL has lost its Hechser/Kosher certification. This is NOT correct information. The Beverly Blvd. / Alta Vista Coffee Bean store is still under Kosher LA certification and IS KOSHER CERTIFIED, nothing has changed. All kosher certified Coffee Bean stores remain unchanged.

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Jimmy’s Cookies LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in The Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies LOT# 047

April 14, 2017 from the fDA:

Jimmy’s Cookies LLC of Clifton, NJ is recalling LOT #047 The Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies from all retail stores, because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The Bakery Peanut Chocolate Chunk Cookies LOT #047 was sold in retail stores and distributed Nationwide in bakeries.
The Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies LOT #047 are packed 10 cookies to a 14 oz. container with an orange label. LOT #047 can be found printed in black ink on the top of the package.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s labeling processes.
Consumers who have purchased The Bakery Peanut Chocolate Chunk Cookies from retail stores are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the firm Monday through Friday, from the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST) at (973) 779-8500.

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Canadian Updated Food Recall Warning - Various brands of flour and flour products recalled due to E. coli O121

April 12, 2017 - from the CFIA: The food recall warning issued on April 4, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Ardent Mills is recalling various brands of flour and flour products due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below, with specific best before dates indicated under additional information.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Brodie Self Raising Cake & Pastry Flour 1 kg Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 JA 17 and 6 291 548 0 59000 01484 5 Only product with a best before date of January 17, 2018 (2018 JA 17) and the production code 6 291 548 is being recalled.
Creative Baker All Purpose Flour 20 kg Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 17 and 6 291 SK 6 28622 10142 6 Only product with a best before date of October 17, 2017 (2017 OC 17) and the production code 6 291 SK is being recalled.
Creative Baker Whole Wheat Flour 10 kg Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 AL 18 and 6 292 SK 6 28622 10131 0 Only product with a best before date of April 18, 2017 (2017 AL 18) and the production code 6 292 SK is being recalled.
Golden Temple Sooji Creamy Wheat 2 kg Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 JA 18 and 6 292 548 0 59000 01552 1 Only product with a best before date of January 18, 2018 (2018 JA 18) and the production code 6 292 548 is being recalled.
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 1 kg Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 14 and 6 288 548 0 59000 01632 0 Only product with a best before date of April 14, 2018 (2018 AL 14) and the production code 6 288 548 is being recalled.
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 1 kg Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 15 and 6 289 548 0 59000 01632 0 Only product with a best before date of April 15, 2018 (2018 AL 15) and the production code 6 289 548 is being recalled.
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 1 kg Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 16 and 6 290 548 0 59000 01632 0 Only product with a best before date of April 16, 2018 (2018 AL 16) and the production code 6 290 548 is being recalled.
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 1 kg Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 17 and 6 291 548 0 59000 01632 0 Only product with a best before date of April 17, 2018 (2018 AL 17) and the production code 6 291 548 is being recalled.
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 10 kg Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 14 and 6 288 548 0 59000 01652 8 Only product with a best before date of April 14, 2018 (2018 AL 14) and the production code 6 288 548 is being recalled.
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 10 kg Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 15 and 6 289 548 0 59000 01652 8 Only product with a best before date of April 15, 2018 (2018 AL 15) and the production code 6 289 548 is being recalled.
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 10 kg Lot codes containing BB/MA 2018 AL 18 and 6 292 548 0 59000 01652 8 Only product with a best before date of April 18, 2018 (2018 AL 18) and the production code 6 292 548 is being recalled.

Canadian Food Recall Warning - Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original recalled due to E. coli

March 28, 2017 - from the CFIA and on on April 4, 2017:

Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. is recalling Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original 10 kg Lot codes containing
BB/MA 2018 AL 17
and 6 291 548
0 59000 01652 8

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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The Smokehouse of NY Recalls Smoked Fish Products Listed Because of Possible Health Risk

April 12, 2017 from the fDA:

The Smokehouse of NY, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 is recalling all of the Smoked fish listed below, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Norwegian 4oz & 8oz and whole sides Irish 4oz & 8oz Scottish 4oz & 8oz
Pastrami 4oz & 8oz Gravlax 4oz & 8oz Trimmings 8oz
Sturgeon 4oz Kippered Salmon 8oz Sable 8oz
Whitefish Salad Trout Fillet 8oz  
 

These products were distributed through New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Alabama, Minnesota, and Montana. Product was distributed to markets, restaurants, and hotels. To identify our products there is our logo on every package with our name The Smokehouse of NY in black cryovaced bags. The expiration dates will be from April 5th to April 19th.

The recall was a result of a routine inspection sampling program by the company which revealed there was listeria present in our warehouse. This recall is a voluntary action taken by my company to ensure that our product is pulled from the market until we rectify this situation. Our company had ceased all production, manufacturing and distributing, until our company meets all guidelines implemented by FDA before resuming production and rectifying all issues.

For any information or questions please contact us immediately. We can be reached directly for any information at 914-630-4788. We can be reached Monday-Friday 7am-3pm. Any and all returns will be credited in full.

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Nassau Candy Distributors Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in H.E.B Brand Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate

April 11, 2017 from the fDA:

Nassau Candy Distributors of Hicksville, NY, is voluntarily recalling 8 oz. bags of H.E.B brand Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate because they may contain undeclared Almonds. People who have allergies to Almonds run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The product is packaged in 8 oz. zipper bags with UPC CODE 041220985883 and has a Best By Date of 02/27/18 on the lower right back panel of the packaging. No other product or Best By Dates are affected by this recall. The recalled Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate was distributed to H.E.B in San Antonio, Texas. All product with the Best By Date of 02/27/18 has been removed from the store shelves and destroyed. The company has received one allergy complaint to date. This recall was initiated after it was reported via a social media complaint that a bag contained almonds but were not listed on the packaging. The company continues its investigation into the matter and has temporarily suspended production of this item. Consumers who have purchased the 8 oz. bags of H.E.B brand Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Nassau Candy Distributors at 516-433-7100 ext. 7297, Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm EST.

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Lakeside Foods, Inc. Recalls Season's Choice Frozen Sweet Peas Because of Possible Health Risk

April 11, 2017 from the fDA:

Lakeside Foods, Inc. of Manitowoc, WI is voluntarily recalling 1,568 packages of 16 ounce Season's Choice Brand Frozen Peas packed for Aldi, Inc. distributed in 7 states because it has the po.tential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Product was distributed to only Aldi Stores in Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Wisconsin and is sold at retail stores in these states. The affected product was distributed in poly bags under the following label codes:

  • Season's Choice Sweet Peas, Net Weight 16 oz (1 LB) 454 g UPC code 041498164294
  • Code: DC27063 PLAA6206 BEST BY 09 2018
  • DC27063 BNAD7266 BEST BY 09 2018
  • DC37063 BNAD7266 BEST BY 09 2018
  • DC47063 BNAD7266 BEST BY 09 2018
  • DC57063 BNAD7266 BEST BY 09 2018
  • DC57063 BNAF6236 BEST BY 09 2018
  • DC57063 BNAF6236 BEST BY 09 2018

No other Lakeside Foods or Aldi products are affected by this voluntary recall.
Consumers who have purchased this specific lot code should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.
Consumer with questions may contact the company at 1-800-466-3834, Monday-Friday 8 AM – 3PM. <

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