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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

Kashrus Alert - Sweets From Heaven - South Africa

October 16, 2019 from the OK:

Assorted Candy Gift Boxes Sweets From Heaven, Johannesburg, South Africa has an unauthorized Use of OK Kosher Symbol.
Various “Sweets from Heaven” products are being sold with a sticker bearing the OK Kosher symbol.
Sweets from Heaven is not certified by OK Kosher and no authorization has been given to use the kosher symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6962

Correction - Food Recall Warning - Certain President's Choice brand Powdered Infant Formula

October 13, 2019 from CFIA:

The food recall warning of certain powdered infant formula issued on October 6, 2019 is revised to correctly identify the formula that may be contaminated with Cronobacter spp. President's Choice brand Lower Iron milk based powdered infant formula had been incorrectly identified as having been associated with the testing results.

Accordingly, the following product is no longer subject to a food recall warning:

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
President's Choice Lower Iron milk based powdered infant formula 900 g 0 60383 69839 3 EXP 2021 AU 29

It has now been confirmed that the testing results indicate that certain President's Choice brand Sensitive to lactose milk-based powdered infant formula may be contaminated with Cronobacter spp. Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling the formula described below.

The following product has been sold nationally and should not be consumed.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes
President's Choice Sensitive to lactose milk-based powdered infant formula 638 g 0 60383 12994 1 EXP 2020 NO 05

Company information: Loblaw Companies Limited:
www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/community/contact-us.html
Telephone: 1-888-495-51

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6957

Kosher Alert: Blackstar Cowboy Coffee- Unauthorized COR Symbol

October 8, 2019 - From the COR:

Cowboy Coffee, Blackstar Coffee Company
Products:


Issue: All flavours are not kosher certified even when bearing a COR symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6961

Kashrut Alert - Bassé Nuts Yogurt Covered Raisins

October 4, 2019 - From the MK:

The MK wishes to inform the public that the "Yogurt Covered Raisins" made by Basse Nuts has been inadvertently mislabeled with an MK Pareve symbol. This product is in fact DAIRY.
Product is being recalled. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6960

IBAke No Longer Certified by KOF-K

October 7, 2019 from the Yeshiva World and confirmed by the Kof-K:

IBAKE Filo Dough, Katafi and Baklava:
ll IBAKE products which include Filo Dough, Katafi and Baklava are no longer under the KOF-K Kosher Supervision as of September 27, 2019.
For any questions please contact the KOF-K at 201 837 1967

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6959

The J. M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of Robin Hood® All Purpose Flour Distributed and Sold in the U.S. Only

October 04, 2019 from FDA:

Out of an abundance of caution, The J. M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of Robin Hood® All Purpose Flour distributed and sold in the U.S. due to possible E. coli contamination. This recall does not impact any Robin Hood® items sold in Canada.

No other items manufactured by The J. M. Smucker Company, including other Robin Hood® products distributed and sold in the U.S. or Canada, are impacted by this issue. No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date.

The impacted products are as follows:

Product Name

UPC Code - Case

UPC Code - Item

Lot Codes

Best if Used By Dates

Robin Hood® All Purpose Flour (5 lb) 0 51500 18010 2 0 51500 18010 5 8350 513
8351 513
8354 513
8355 513
6/16/2020
6/17/2020
6/20/2020
6/21/2020

These products were distributed by The J. M. Smucker Company to a variety of retailers in the U.S.

Consumers who have impacted product should stop using the products and should dispose of them. If consumers have questions or have products covered by this recall, they should email the Company by completing this form or calling 888-569-6728, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET.

Ed. note Yoshon.com reports that this recalled flour is yoshon.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6958

Pas Yisroel and Yoshon information on some Trader Joe's Baked Products

October 6, 2019 from the OU August, 2019 OU Pas Yisroel List – 5780
The Following Trader Joe's products are Pas Yisroel: Chocolate Babka, Mango Babka, Pumpkin Spice Babka, Half Moon Cookies, Raspberry Rugelach

September 26, 2016 reissued August 27, 2018 - from the COR Detroit, reissued September 23, 2019:

TRADER JOE'S new HALF MOON COOKIES, and TRADER JOE'S CHOCOLATE BROOKLYN BABKA and MANGO BROOKLYN BABKA, bearing OU Pareve, are Pas Yisroel and Yoshon.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5651

Pas Yisroel Information

PAS YISROEL, YASHON PRODUCT LISTS are kept up to date here

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6953

Cornerstone Premium Foods Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Blackberries Due to Possible Health Risk of Norovirus

October 04, 2019 from FDA:

Cornerstone Premium Foods of Syracuse, New York is recalling a specific lot of product containing frozen blackberries (noted below) due to the potential of being contaminated with Norovirus. FDA testing of frozen blackberries was reported to have tested positive for Norovirus.

Specific lot information is as follows:

Product

UPC Code

Lot Number

Expiry Date

Distribution Dates

16 oz Cornerstone Frozen Blackberries 8 55104 00765 9 GC 1 1092 9 April, 2021 4/2/2019-8/7/2019

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to destroy or urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Cornerstone Premium Foods at 1-800-333-0949, Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM EST.

This product was sold to various retailers in NY, MA, PA, ME, FL, AL, WI, CT, and WV.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6956

In Association with ADM Milling Co, King Arthur Flour, Inc. Expands Recall of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 Lb & 25 Lb)

October 03, 2019 from FDA:

In association with ADM Milling Company, King Arthur Flour, Inc., announced today a voluntary national recall of specific lots of its Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 lb. & 25 lb.)

We are taking this voluntary precautionary step because of the potential presence of E. coli 026 which was discovered through sampling. King Arthur Flour has not received any confirmed reports of illnesses related to this product.

This flour was milled at an ADM Milling facility in Buffalo, NY, and was distributed by King Arthur Flour through retailers and distributors nationwide, and sold through our website, catalogue, and store in Norwich, VT.

The only product affected by this voluntary recall is our Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 lb. & 25 lb.) from the Best Used by Dates and Lot Codes listed below.

King Arthur Flour Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 5 lb. UPC: 071012010509

Best Used By: Lot Code
12/04/19 L18A04A
12/05/19 L18A05A, L18A05B, L18A05C
12/09/19 L18A09B
12/10/19 L18A10A
12/13/19 L18A13B, L18A13C
12/20/19 L18A20A, L18A20B, L18A20C
12/21/19 L18A21A
12/27/19 L18A27A, L18A27B, L18A27C
12/28/19 L18A28A
01/02/20 A19A02B, A19A02C
01/03/20 A19A03A, A19A03B, A19A03C
01/05/20 A19A05A, A19A05B
01/07/20 A19A07B, A19A07C
01/08/20 A19A08B
01/09/20 A19A09B
01/10/20 A19A10B
01/12/20 A19A12A
01/14/20 A19A14A, A19A14B, A19A14C
01/15/20 A19A15A, A19A15B

Best Used By and Lot Code information can be found on the bottom of the ingredient side panel of the 5 lb. Bag. Best Used By date and Lot Code, along with their location on the bag, must all match in order to represent flour affected by this recall.

Best Used By and Lot Code information can be found on the bottom of the ingredient side panel of the 5 lb. Bag. Best Used By date and Lot Code, along with their location on the bag, must all match in order to represent flour affected by this recall.

King Arthur Flour Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 25 lb. UPC: 071012012503 Costco only
Best Used By: 12/04/19, 12/10/19, 12/20/19, 01/07/20, 01/15/20

This is an expansion of a recall announced June 13, 2019. The Lot Codes listed above join the previously voluntarily recalled Lot Codes on June 13: www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/association-adm-milling-co-king-arthur-flour-inc-voluntarily-recalls-limited-quantity-unbleachhttp://www.kingarthurflour.com/voluntaryrecalled-all

This information can be found online at http://www.kingarthurflour.com/voluntaryrecall.
Consumers with any questions regarding this recall or King Arthur Flour products are encouraged to call the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 866-797-9178.

Ed. note Yoshon.com reports that this recalled flour is yoshon.

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