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The following milk allergy alert is from the FDA on April 17, 2014.

Price Chopper Supermarkets is issuing a voluntary recall on its Price Chopper Brand Tuscan White Bean Hummus. The product is being recalled due to it being mislabeled with the ingredient panel for Price Chopper Sweet Potato Hummus, which does not declare that the product contains parmesan cheese, a known allergen. Other than this labeling issue, the product is safe for consumption for those not allergic to cheese. The affected products were produced and purchased between March 19, 2014 and April 14, 2014.
Customers who have any of the affected product should return it to their local Price Chopper for a full refund. For more information including a full list of the recalled products visit pricechopper.com or call 800-666-7667, option 3, Monday through Friday, 8:30am -7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4553

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on April 7, 2014.

Gold Emblem White Fudge Covered Pretzels Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels, CVS Inc. Woonsocket RI: The Orthodox Union certifies Gold Emblem White Fudge Covered Pretzels and Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels as OU D-Dairy products. These products contain milk, as indicated in the allergens and ingredients statements. Some packaging was mistakenly printed with a plain OU symbol without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4551

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on April 7, 2014.

Target Fruit Flavored Antacid, Target Corporation, Minneapolis MN contains carmine, an ingredient that the Orthodox Union treats as non-kosher. Some of those antacids were mistakenly labeled with an OU symbol. Corrective action has been implemented.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4550

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on April 7, 2014.

CVS Strawberry Flavored and Assorted Fruit Flavored Antacid, CVS Pharmacy, Woonsocket RI contains carmine, an ingredient that the Orthodox Union treats as non-kosher. Some of those antacids were mistakenly labeled with an OU symbol. Corrective action has been implemented.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4549

The following kashrus alert is from a newspaper advertisement dated April 11, 2014.

Cool Cups Natural Gel Cups (all sizes and flavors) were produced without authorization and are not certified by the Kof-K even when bearing the Kof-K symbol. Consumers may return these products to the vendor for a full refund.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4548

The following Canadian nut allergy alert is from the CFIA on Feb. 20, 2014 on April 10, 2014.

Liberté Brands Inc. is recalling Liberté brand Organic Vanilla Yogourt Cranberry Muesli because of undeclared tree nuts. The product is distributed nationally.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Liberté Organic Vanilla Yogourt Cranberry Muesli 175 g 2014 AL 29 0 65684 00391 4

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4547

The following updated food safety alert is from the FDA on April 9, 2014.

Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling several of its products manufactured with organic black peppercorns that were sold under its Frontier and Simply Organic brands, Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value, Nature’s Place and others due to potential Salmonella contamination. To date, no illnesses have been associated with these products.
While the product in question was steam pasteurized at the source and tested negative for Salmonella by Frontier Natural Products Co-op, there is a small risk that Salmonella may still be present based on a positive, random test that was recently conducted. Frontier Natural Products Co-op is immediately initiating added precautions to the safety of the supply chain to mitigate any future occurrence. Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below is the list of products containing the organic black peppercorn:

Brand
Full Product Name
Size/Weight
UPC Code
Lot Code
FrontierPeppercorns Black Whole Black
Organic
2.12oz0-89836-18435-13246, 3288
FrontierPeppercorns Black Whole Black
Organic
25 lbs0-89836-82603-93226, 3288
FrontierPeppercorns Black Whole Black
Organic
16oz0-89836-02603-33256
Nature's PlaceBlack Peppercorn Whole Organic2.26oz7-25439-95273-63232
MeijerPeppercorns Black Organic2.26oz7-13733-78173-23233, 3280
SproutsPeppercorns Black Whole Organic2.12oz8-74875-00425-43246, 3287
Whole Foods
365
365 Organic Peppercorns, Black
Whole
2.12oz0-99482-44563-83246, 3287
Whole Foods
365
365 Peppercorns, Black Whole1.87oz0-99482-44497-63287
Whole Foods
365
365 Value Size Peppercorns, Black
Whole
8.08oz0-99482-44511-93260, 3267
Whole Foods
365
365 Organic Black Peppercorns2.12oz0-99482-73914-03247
Simply OrganicBlack Pepper Grinder75grams0-89836-19218-93260
Simply OrganicBlack Peppercorns Organic75grams0-89836-19210-33221, 3262,
3294
Simply OrganicBlack Pepper Whole Organic2.65oz0-89836-18524-23221, 3262
Simply OrganicDaily Grind, Certified Organic2.65oz0-89836-18263-03261

On foil bulk packages, the lot codes will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On bottled glass and plastic items, the lot codes can be found on the bottom of the bottle. Frontier Natural Products Co-op is initiating recall notices to our accounts who received any of the above recalled products with instructions for returning or destroying the recalled products and for notifying their customers of the recall. Consumers should not consume these products. Please contact Frontier with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 1-800- 669-3275 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time. Images at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm392587.htm.

The following Canadian dairy allergy alert is from the CFIA on Feb. 20, 2014 and CFIA on April 8, 2014.

Foodfest International 2000 Inc. is recalling Elite Bittersweet Chocolate from the marketplace because it contains milk which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not consume the recalled product described below.

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Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Elite Bittersweet Chocolate 85 g 1279 B3 0 77245 10721 4
Elite Bittersweet Chocolate 85 g 1282 B3 0 77245 10721 4

From the OU: This product is halachically pareve.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4546

The following change in kosher certification is from the Star-K on April 4, 2014 with additional information from the OK on April 8, 2014.

Effective April 1, 2014, Royal Caterers of Fresh Meadows, NY is no longer certified by STAR-K Kosher Certification. This includes all kosher events at Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY and Leonards, Great Neck, NY etc. which are no longer STAR-K certified.

Royal Caterers has been under the OK Certification since March 10, 2014.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4543

The following milk allergy alert is from the FDA on April 3, 2014.

KORU Pacific Packaging, today issued a voluntary recall of AH!LASKA®, because one lot (LOT# 3280 BEST BY APR/2015) of the product may contain milk, which is not labeled in the ingredients.
The powdered mix is packaged in a canister containing 12 oz.,with the product name AH!LASKA Organic Cocoa Non-Dairy Chocolate,12 oz, UPC# 7-60519-10028-7. One LOT# is affected: LOT# 3280 BEST BY APR/2015, which appears on the shipping case sticker and on the metal canister bottom. ONLY this Best By date is being recalled.
The product was distributed to retailers nationwide.
The recall was initiated when lab testing confirmed the presence of milk allergen in the finished product. While milk is not listed in the ingredients, the label does include the allergen advisory statement "Made in a facility that also processes peanuts, sesame, dairy, eggs, fish, and soy."
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at phone number, Monday - Friday,Sam to 5pm PST.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4544
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