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The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on May 18, 2015.

The Orthodox Union certifies Paskesz/Sweet’n Low Butterscotch Hard Candy as an OU Pareve product. The ingredient panel mistakenly lists a dairy ingredient that was not used in the production of this Paskesz candy.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4999

The following kashrus alert from Kehilah Kashrus of Brooklyn on May 20, 2015.

Due to kashrus violations Kehilah Kashrus no longer certifies Shawarma Ave., 1022 Ave. P, Brooklyn, NY 11230

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4996

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on May 21, 2015.

OCEAN FRESH CURRIED FISHand OCEAN FRESH PICKLED FISH bear an unauthorised kosher sign. The company apologises for the error.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4998

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on May 21, 2015.

FUTURELIFE products are kosher certified and MILCHIK. Please note that the logo on the packaging does NOT specify their kosher status.The company apologises for the error.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4997

The following Mexican kashrus alert from KMD Mexico on May 19, 2015.

Se han vendido por la Sra. Elena Ramírez varios productos congelados sin marca con etiquetas falsificadas de KMD. Favor de informarnos si los llegan a ver expedidos a la venta en alguna tienda.

Translated by KMD: Some frozen unbranded products were sold by Mrs. Elena Ramirez with counterfeit KMD stickers. They were taken out of the stores where we found them. Please inform the KMD if you find these products at any additional store.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4995

The following kashrus alert is from the Wisconsin K on May 19, 2015.

This is too inform that Daily Chef Strawberry Cheesecake sold at SAMS CLUB has an Unauthorized Wisc K Logo on the package.
The cake is Kosher but the topping and fruit are done individually in each store which are not supervised and should not be purchased as Kosher.
Corrective action has been taken.
Any other Daily Chef Cheese cakes with Wisc K Logo are acceptable for use.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4994

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth on May 19, 2015.

Please note that Thunder Toffee Vodka is currently NOT kosher certified and is NOT approved.

The Really Jewish Food Guide guidelines state:
"Flavoured vodkas should only be used when Kosher Approved".

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4993

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on May 18, 2015.

7 Select Caramel Popcorn, 7-Eleven Mexico: The Orthodox Union does not certify 7 Select Caramel Popcorn, made and sold in 7-Eleven stores in Mexico. Some packaging may bear an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4992

The following health alert is from the FDA on May 15, 2015.

Aurora Products, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of RAW MACADAMIA NUTS packaged under the Aurora brand label and various Store brand labels including Belmont Market, Citarella, Ernest & Klein, Gourmet Garage, Harvest Co – Op Market, Le District, Lees, Palmers Market, Walter Stewart, Whole Food Market and Wild By Nature.. Products are being recalled because they have the potential to contain Salmonella.
The product being recalled was distributed to retail stores in: CT, DC, DE, KY, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, WV.
The affected product listed below was produced by Aurora Products, Inc. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an outside company contracted by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in one retail container of Raw Macadamia product.
Consumers that have the product listed below are urged to not eat it and destroy the product or return it to the point of purchase. Customers with questions can contact Aurora Products, Inc. for further information at (800)-898-1048 between the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00 PM EST Monday – Friday.

AURORA BRANDED PRODUCT

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/10/15 – 12/30/15

PRIVATE LABEL PRODUCT

Private Label Products That Use Store Branded Labeling Include: Belmont Market, Citarella, Ernest & Klein, Gourmet Garage, Harvest Co – Op Market, Le District, Lees, Palmers Market, Walter Stewart, Whole Food Market and Wild By Nature.

Belmont Market Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/12/15 – 12/26/15

Citarella Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 1 - 50209 - 12050 - 1 12/30/15

Ernest Klein Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/26/15 – 1/8/16

Gourmet Garage Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 7 - 90845 - 05025 - 3 12/17/15 – 12/30/15

Harvest Co – Op Market Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 1/9/16

Le District Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/19/15

Lees Market Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/12/15

Palmers Market Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 1/8/16

Walter Stewart Market Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/11/15

Whole Foods Market Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/10/15 – 1/6/16

 Wild By Nature Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 70083 - 0 12/10/15 – 12/30/15

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4991

The following kashrus information is from the cRc on May 14, 2015.

The cRc constantly makes upgrades to its liquor list http://www.crcweb.org/alerts.php. The following are some of the recent updates:

  • Beer
    • Allagash Brewing Co (Assorted Varieties) – Not Recommended (the company produces wine beers)
    • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (Assorted Varieties) – Not Recommended (chametz she’avar alav hapesach)
  • Bourbon
    • Old Fitzgerald Bourbon – Recommended
  • Scotch
    • Monkey Shoulder Original Scotch – Recommended
    • The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year – Recommended, but only the original (non-Sherry cask) edition
    • The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill 12 Year – Recommended
    • The Balvenie Single Barrel Traditional Oak 25 Year – Recommended
  • Vodka
    • Grey Goose VX Vodka – Not Recommended (it is finished with a hint of precious cognac)
    • Taaka – Flavored Vodka (Assorted Varieties) – Not Recommended (no longer kosher certified.

Kashrut.com has links to a number of different Kosher Alcoholic Beverage Lists at http://www.kashrut.com/articles/liquor2

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4990
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