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The following health alert is from the CFIA on May 28, 2015.

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling President's Choice brand hummus and dip products from the marketplace because they may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
President's Choice Roasted Garlic Hummus 454 g All codes 0 60383 03583 9
President's Choice Hummus 454 g All codes 0 60383 03582 2
President's Choice Spicy Hummus 227 g All codes 0 60383 03598 3
President's Choice Hummus 227 g All codes 0 60383 03580 8
President's Choice Spicy Hummus 454 g All codes 0 60383 03597 6
President's Choice Caramelized Vidalia Onion Hummus 227 g All codes 0 60383 06051 0
President's Choice Roasted Garlic Hummus 227 g All codes 0 60383 03581 5
President's Choice Roasted Garlic Red Pepper and Cumin Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13518 8
President's Choice Roasted Pepper and Paprika Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13517 1
President's Choice Roasted Red Pepper and Chipotle Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13519 5
President's Choice Butter Bean & Roasted Garlic Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13392 4
President's Choice Moroccan-Style Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13387 0
President's Choice Olive Tapenade Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13388 7
President's Choice Red Harissa Hummus 280 g All codes 0 60383 13390 0
President's Choice Sweet Potato and Harissa Dip 280 g All codes 0 60383 13391 7

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The following food safety alert is from the FDA on May 27, 2015.

Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a Lakewood, Colo., based natural grocery chain, is recalling two lots of Natural Grocers brand Macadamia nuts as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
This recall was initiated after being notified of positive Salmonella findings in product sampled by the FDA.

UPC CodeDescriptionPacked on Dates
0000080657552RAW MACADAMIA NUTS 10oz15-041 and 15-056

The product was distributed to Natural Grocers’ 96 stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers stores at: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations
Only packages bearing the Julian packed on dates listed above are subject to recall.
To date the company has received no reports of illness. Consumers who may have purchased this product should return it to the store for credit or refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling Customer Service at (303) 986-4600, ext. 531, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST).

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The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on May 28, 2015.

While most Mt. Dew products are acceptable as kosher even without a kosher certification on the label the Mt. Dew Kick Start Energy Drinks are an exception as they may contain added kosher sensitive ingredients such as white grape juice. As such, only those cans of Mt. Dew Kick Start Energy Drinks that bear a reliable kosher certification on the actual can should be considered as certified kosher.

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The following kashrus alert is from Dallas Kosher on May 28, 2015.

The Houston location of kosher Madras Pavilion (on Kirby) is now closed. Kosher Madras will be relocating soon.
Please note: the Sugarland Madras is NOT kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5001

The following kashrus notice is from the Vaad Hakashrus of Flatbush on May 27, 2015.

Effective 25 Iyar 5775/May 14, 2015 Shwarma Avenue 1022 Avenue P Brooklyn, NY is being certified by the Vaad Hakashrus of Flatbush.

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 food safety alert is from the FDA on May 22, 2015.

Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms of Royal Oaks, CA announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling the one bulk item mentioned below. This item was distributed to the East Coast on May 7, 2015.
The product may contain very small stainless steel wire, the kind and type used in the screening process during manufacturing.
Consumers who have purchased the items mentioned below should return it to the retail store where they purchased it for a full refund. If they have any questions, they should call Falcon Trading Company's customer service at 1-831-786-7000.


Item Code UPC Code Item Description Pack Size Case Quantity Lot Codes
023617 086700936177 SUNRIDGE CANDY-COCONUT CHEWS, VANILLA 10 LB BAG 156 BOXES 1081545 AND 1101545

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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 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.

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