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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

Natural Grocers Issues Recall on Organic Soybeans Due to Mold

November 13, 2019 from FDA:

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery chain, is recalling Natural Grocers brand 2-pound Organic Soybeans because they have the potential to contain mold. Consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to discontinue use and either throw it away or return it to the store for credit or refund.

The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags weighing 2 pounds and bearing the “Natural Grocers” label. Only packages bearing 19-168 and 19-205 as the packed-on dates are subject to recall. The packed-on date can be found in the bottom left-hand corner of the label.

Production of the product has been suspended while the Food and Drug Administration and the company continue their investigation into the source of the problem.

UPC Code Description Packed on Dates
000080663607 Organic Soybeans 2 LB 19-168 & 19-205
The product was distributed to 154 Natural Grocers’ stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers’ stores in those states at: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-directory.

Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling Customer Service at 303-986-4600, ext. 80801, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (MST).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6990

Russ Davis Wholesale Voluntarily Recalling Products Due to Possible Health Risk

November 8, 2019 from FDA:

Russ Davis Wholesale (RDW), a leading fresh produce processor and distributor, in an abundance of caution is voluntarily recalling multiple products due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

This recall is in response to Mann Packaging, Inc. initiating a recall late in the day November 3, 2019 as an ingredient provider to Russ Davis Wholesale.

A list of the recalled products is here


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Mann Packing Co., Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Vegetable Products Sold in the United States and Canada Due to Potential Health Risks

November 3, 2019 from FDA:

Mann Packing Co., Inc. announced today the voluntary recall of a series of vegetable products sold to select retailers in the United States and Canada. The voluntary recall is a response to a notification by the Food and Drug Administration and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

The recalled products have “Best If Enjoyed By” date of October 11, 2019 to November 16, 2019. The full list of products and all corresponding product images are available at mannpackingproductlist11-2019.us and mannpackingproductlist11-2019.ca

Consumers who believe that they are in possession of any of the products affected by this recall should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container.

For any inquiries or comments, all consumers are welcome to call the 24 hour customer service line at 1-844-927-0707 or email Mann Packing Co., Inc. at consumers@mannpacking.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6984

Kosher Alert - Mantequilla Gloria en Aerosol (butter spray)

November 8, 2019 from the OU:

Mantequilla Gloria Butter Spray, Cremaria Americana S. A., Mexico has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Mantequilla Gloria en Aerosol, a butter spray that is sold in Mexico. Some canisters bear an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6989

British Kashrut Alert - Lemongrass & Ginger + Rhubarb & Ginger Gins

November 7, 2019 from the London Beth Din Twitter Feed:

Lemongrass & Ginger + Rhubarb & Ginger Gins are NOT KOSHER when purchased in the UK. Bottles purchased in USA, Canada or Israel bearing KLBD logo are kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6988

Updated Food Recall Warning - Various fresh-cut vegetable products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

November 6, 2019 from CFIA:

The food recall warning issued on November 3, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling various fresh-cut vegetable products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Distributors, retailers, and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled product described below. h2>Recalled products

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Mann Packing Co., Inc. Veggie Power Blend 4 x 32 oz None All units sold up to and including November 6, 2019


Ghnw, LLC Voluntarily Recalls Mushroom Stir Fry Blend and Stir Fry Blend Because of Possible Health Risk in Oregon and Washington States

November 5, 2019 from FDA:

GHNW, LLC of Clackamas, OR is voluntarily recalling Mushroom Stir Fry Blend 10 oz. tray and Stir Fry Blend 16 oz. tray that were produced using Broccoli Slaw that is being recalled by Mann Packing Co., Inc. due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

HNW, LLC is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution. The recalled products have “Sell By” dates of October 27, 2019 to November 8, 2019, which can be found printed in black ink on the front label of the product. The products affected were sold at QFC and/or Fred Meyer in Oregon and Washington State.

Consumers who believe that they are in possession of any of the products affected by this recall should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container.

For any inquiries or comments, consumers with questions regarding this GHNW recall are welcome to call 888-449-9386, M-F, 9 am to 4 pm PST

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6987

Israeli Kashrus Alert - Mahroum Sweets

November 5, 2019 from the Israeli Chief Rabbiniate

Mahroum Sweets says that they are kosher -- but that is not true.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6986

Kashrus Alert - MAZAL TOV RESTAURANT, Windsor, Ontario

October 31, 2019 from the COR Detroit:

MAZAL TOV RESTAURANT in Windsor, Ontario is no longer under supervision of the Council of Orthodox Rabbis.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6985

Updated Food Recall Warning - Compliments brand fresh-cut vegetable products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

November 1, 2019 from CFIA:

The food recall warning issued on October 30, 2019 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
Compliments Sweet Kale Blend 255 g 0 68820 13305 6 All units sold up to and including October 31, 2019
Compliments Vegetable Platter with a Ranch Dip 680 g 0 55742 53490 0 All units sold up to and including October 31, 2019
Compliments Broccolini 170 g 0 68820 13307 0 All units sold up to and including October 31, 2019
Compliments Cauliettes – Chopped Cauliflower 397 g 0 68820 13254 7 All units sold up to and including October 31, 2019
Compliments Power Green Blend 284 g 0 68820 13304 9 All units sold up to and including October 31, 2019
Compliments Green Beans 340 g 0 68820 10625 8 All units sold up to and including October 31, 2019

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6973

Brazilian Kashrus alert

October 31, 2019 from the BDK (Beit Din Kashrut Sao Palo Bazil):

  • Todos os produtos de O MELHOR BOLO DE CHOCOLATE DO MUNDO não está mais sob nossa supervisão. Na impossibilidade de fazer visitas, não acompanhamos e nem assumimos mais a kashrut deste estabelecimento.
  • Todos os produtos da MASTERFOODS não está mais sob nossa supervisã'o. Na impossibilidade de fazer visitas, não acompanhamos e nem assumimos mais a kashrut deste produtor.

Translated by Google translate:

  • All products of THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE IN THE WORLD are no longer under our supervision. Unable to visit, we do not follow or assume the kashrut of this establishment.
  • All MASTERFOODS products are no longer under our supervision. Unable to make visits, we do not follow or assume the kashrut of this producer.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6983

Kashrus Information - CHAZZANO COFFEE ROASTERS Café in Ferndale, MI

October 31, 2019 from the COR Detroit:

CHAZZANO COFFEE ROASTERS Café in Ferndale, Michigan is certified by the Council of Orthodox Rabbis of Greater Detroit as follows:

  • All packaged coffee beans and grounds are Pareve.
  • Served coffee/tea may be prepared on dairy equipment. For Pareve, the customer can request that coffee/tea should be served in a disposable cup and stirred with a disposable spoon.
  • Creamers may be Dairy.
  • holov Yisroel status of milk is not under supervision.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6982
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