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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

Kashrus announcement - Kupel's Bakery, Brookline, MA

October 12, 2018 from the KVH:

Kupel's Bakery, 421 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 is beginning to operate on Shabbos. KVH Kosher would like to clarify as follows:
Kupel's Bakery is not a Jewish owned enterprise and is not subject to the Laws of Shabbos. Therefore, following established KVH policy the ownership may decide to open on Shabbat.
Kupel's remains fully certified at the highest standards of Kashrus and remains Pas Yisrael.
The owners are fully committed to kashrus & Mashgichim continue to have full access at all times including Shabbos

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6663

Kosher Alert Shawarma Guys, London ON

December 4, 2018 from the OU:

Shawarma Guys Restaurant, Shawarma Guys, London ON has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Shawarma Guys in London Ontario. The OU symbol on the store is unauthorized. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6660

Kosher Alert Corners Sour Cream & Onion Pop Veggie Crisps

December 4, 2018 from the OU:

Corners Sour Cream & Onions Veggie Crisps, BFY Brands LTD., London UK has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Corners Sour Cream & Onions Veggie Crisps. Some bags were printed with an unauthorized OU D symbol. This product is sold in Europe. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6661

Chukar Cherries Expands Recall of Ultra Dark Chocolate Product Due to Undeclared Milk

December 4, 2018 from the FDA:

Chukar Cherries of Prosser, WA expands a recall on Ultra Dark Chocolate product 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 these products. The products were distributed in AK, AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, KS, ME, MN, MO, MT, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, TN, TX, UT, WA through retail stores. The product is sold in plastic pouches, net wt. 7.5 oz., and is labeled with the following UPC codes and Best By dates that can be found underneath the UPC code on the back side of the package:

Recalled ProductUPCBest By
Ultra Dark Chocolate Black Forest Cherries0 11261 23907 811/2019
Ultra Dark Chocolate Cocoa Pecans0 11261 22507 110/2019
Organic Ultra Dark Vanilla Chocolate Rainier Cherries0 11261 27207 510/2019
Organic Ultra Dark Orange Chocolate Tart Cherries0 11261 27507 610/2019

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that ultra dark chocolate containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The company has revised labels on new lots to include the allergen advisory statement since November 2018. Consumers who have questions or have purchased the recalled product may contact Chukar Cherries at 1-509-786-2055 from 8am to 5pm PDT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6662

Kosher Alert SE Frozen Blackberries

December 4, 2018 from the OU:

SE Grocers Frozen Blackberries, Southeastern Grocers, Jacksonville FL has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Frozen Blackberries. Some SE Grocers Frozen Blackberries bags were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6659

Brazilian Kashrus alert on CHEZ LUCIE PAVETERIA - MARCIA COHEN

August 31, 2018 from the BDK (Beit Din Kashrut Sao Palo Bazil):

odos os produtos da CHEZ LUCIE PAVETERIA – MARCIA COHEN, não estão mais sob supervisão da BDK.

Translated by Google translate: All products of CHEZ LUCIE PAVETERIA - MARCIA COHEN are no longer under the supervision of BDK.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6658

Israel joins Canada, U.S. in Salmonella outbreak traced to tahini products

December 5, 2018December 5, 2018 from Food Safety News

The Israeli Ministry of Health has reported almost 40 cases of Salmonella infection linked to tahini products that have also sickened five people in the United States. The Ministry of Health found a possible connection between the Salmonella accumulation and tahini by Achdut with expiry dates April 7, 2019, through May 21, 2019.

Updated Food Recall Warning - Soom brand tahini products recalled due to Salmonella

The Chef's Warehouse is recalling Soom brand tahini products 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
Soom Chocolate Sweet Tahini Halva Spread 340 g 071318CH 7 91154 34932 8
Soom Sesame Premium Tahini 454 g 18-109, 18-121, and 18-123 7 18088 34741 1
Soom Sesame Premium Tahini 39.6 lb 18-109, 18-121, and 18-123 7 18088 34732 9

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6652

Kosher Alert: HOWE SOUND BREWERY

December 3, 2018 - From Kosher Check:

Please be advised that Howe Sound Brewery is no longer certified kosher by the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of British Columbia (Kosher Check).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6656

Kashrus Alert - Melinda's Sauces

December 3, 2018 from the OK:

Melinda’s All Products, Figueroa Brothers, Coral Springs, FL 33065 has an UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL:
All Melinda’s brand products bear an unauthorized OK kosher symbol. 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=A6655

URGENT KASHRUS ALERT - DETROIT AREA - BUSH'S BAKED BEANS

November 30, 2018 from the COR Detroit:

One 16 oz. can of BUSH'S BEST HONEY SWEET BAKED BEANS with no OU and containing bacon was mistakenly sold this week at One Stop Kosher Food Market and has not been accounted for. Please check your products.

Only Bush's Best Vegetarian Baked Beans (labeled in Canada as "Sweet & Tangy Vegetarian Baked Beans ") is Kosher and bears the OU symbol. Always check the label of every can.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6654
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