Kashrus Alert on Costco Tilapia Loins
October 20, 2016 from the OU in response to a reader's question:
Some Costco tilapia loins currently do not bear an OU. The OU only stands behind the ones with OU printed on the bag. Please contact Costco corporate to let them know that you would like to see the OU kosher symbol on every package, and cannot purchase it without the OU symbol on the product.
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Yom Tov alert concerning Water Urns and Pump Pots
October 16, 2016 from the Chicago Rabbinical Council:
The cRc is in the process of researching whether one may add cold water to hot water urns and pump pots on Yom Tov. A number of these devices claim that it is permitted to add water, and thus far, our testing has shown that - in certain devices – this claim is not accurate. We recommend that cold water should not be added to any urn or pump pot on Yom Tov, absent a contrary ruling from one’s local Halachic Authority.
October 21, 2016 from the London Beth Din:
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Non-Glatt Meat being sold at Costco
October 14, 2016 from the Chicago Rabbinical Council, Kosher Miami and COR Detroit:
From COR Detroit: "Costco has introduced a new line of meat from Tomer Kosher Foods which is certified by Triangle K and Rabbi Elimelech Lebowitz. Please note that this meat is non-glatt and is not recommended. (Although Rabbi Lebowitz’s symbol resembles that of Rabbis Kook and Rubin of Israel, there is no relationship.)"
From Kosher Miami: "Furthermore, it has been reported to Kosher Miami that in the local Costco store in North Miami, the meat is displayed right next to the Solomon's Glatt Kosher meat, and it is very easy to confuse the two products."
Ed. note: Costco customers who miss the glatt ground beef, should fill out the consumer response form at their local store and let them know.
October 16, 2016 - From the cRc: Non-Glatt Meat
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Publix Recalls Publix Premium Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Due To Possible Listeria monocytogenes Contamination From Aspen Hills, Inc. Cookie Dough Pieces
October 10, 2016 - From the FDA:
Aspen Hills, the supplier of the cookie dough pieces used as an ingredient in the Publix Chocolate Cookie Dough Ice Cream, notified Publix that some of their product could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Premium Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream due to the possibility of the product containing Listeria monocytogenes.
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Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company Recalls Select Products Containing Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pieces Purchased From Outside Supplier Aspen Hills Due To Possible Health Risk
October 11, 2016 - From the FDA:
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company, Inc. is recalling select ice cream products, because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by Aspen Hills, Inc., which has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
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Roland Foods, LLC, Initiates A Voluntary Recall of Roland® Preserved Lemons Due to Undeclared Sulfites in Product
October 11, 2016 - From the FDA:
Roland Foods, LLC in cooperation with the manufacturer in Morocco, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Roland® Preserved Lemons due to undeclared sulfites in the product. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The affected lots of Roland® Preserved Lemons were distributed nationwide and to Canada to food distributors, food service customers, and super market chains for further distribution or use. The following product is subject to the voluntary recall:
The recall was initiated after the firm received a notification from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets that the product containing sulfites was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of sulfites. Subsequent testing conducted by a private laboratory confirmed the presence of sulfites in the product. Roland Foods has notified the foreign manufacturer of the findings in order to conduct an investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have a sensitivity to sulfites and had purchased the affected Roland Preserved Lemons are urged not to consume the product and to return it to the place of purchase. Consumers can visit www.rolandfood.com, or contact its Consumer Hotline at 1-800-221-4030 ext. 222, Monday – Friday, 9 am -5 pm EST, for further information about the voluntary recall and for instructions on obtaining replacement product.
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With an Emphasis on Kosher, Coffee Bean Closes 12 Stores in New York
October 11, 2016 Koshertoday
Kosher Information on Certified Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Stores
September 5, 2016 from the KosherLA:
Every Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf store that is kosher supervised by Kosher LA has a Teuda stating what is kosher in that particular store. Please refer to these teudot.
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Voluntary Recall of Turkey Hill Select Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream – 48 oz. size
October 7, 2016 from the TurkeyHill:
Name of product: Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream Container size: 48 oz. (1.5 QTS - 1.42L)
UPC code: 20735-42095
Sell-by date: May 23, 2017 (Found printed on the bottom of the package)
Only packages of Dutch Chocolate Ice Cream with Rocky Road Lids and the "sell by" date of May 23, 2017 are being recalled.
The recalled Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream is limited to packages sold at select stores in PA., NY., NJ., MA., CT., DE., MD., VA., WV., OH., RI., ME., VT., MO., AL., NH., NC., SC., GA., MI., IN., KY,. MS., IL. and TN. All affected stores have been instructed to remove the product from their shelves.
All affected packages would have been purchased in store after 09/08/2016.
Turkey Hill Dairy has not received any reports of illness concerning this product recall. For consumers who are not allergic to almonds and eggs, there is no safety issue with the product.
If you purchased a Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream - 48 oz. with the code date of May 23, 2017 you can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Turkey Hill Dairy at 1-800-MY-DAIRY for a replacement/refund (1-800-693-2479).
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Kosher Alert Supremo Italiano Mozzarella Cheese
October 7, 2016 from the OU:
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