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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

Kosher Alert My Kush Cakes

July 26, 2017 from the OU:

Brownies, My Kush Cakes, Houston TX have an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify My Kush Cakes brownies. Some packaging bears an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6006

Kashrus Alert - It's Delish Milk Chocolate Almonds

July 26, 2017 from the OK:

It’s Delish Milk Chocolate Almonds, It’s Delish, Los Angeles, CA 90036 have a mistaken Use of Heart-K Pareve Symbol:
It’s Delish Milk Chocolate Almonds were mistakenly labeled with a Heart-K pareve symbol, instead of the required Heart-K D. This product is kosher and dairy (Cholov Yisroel) as indicated in the product name and ingredient panel. Action Corrective actions were taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6007

Mexican Kosher Alert on Hotel Marquis Reformae

July 26, 2017 from the OneKosherTwitterFeed:

Eventos en el Hotel Marquis Reforma bajo la supervisi&ocacute;n de One Kosher Únicamente contando con nuestros cartelones en el evento.

Translated from Spanish by Bing: Events at the Hotel Marquis Reforma under the supervision of One Kosher only with our posters at the event. L

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6005

FDA Investigates Multiple Salmonella Outbreak Strains Linked to Papayas

July 25, 2017 from the FDA:
The FDA is warning consumers to avoid all Caribeña brand Maradol papayas. Grande Produce has informed the FDA that the company initiated a limited recall of their Caribeña brand Maradol papayas distributed nationwide from July 7 - July 18, 2017. As of July 25, 2017, Grande Produce has not issued a press release to notify consumers of their recall. Therefore, FDA is advising consumers to avoid all Caribeña brand Maradol papayas. The FDA also noted that there are illnesses in states where Grande Produce did not distribute papayas and is continuing its investigation.

1 dead, 46 sick: Multistate outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu linked to Maradol papayas

July 23, 2017 - from the Barfblog and the CDC:

"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu infections."
"A total of 47 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Kiambu have been reported from 12 states.
Twelve ill people have been hospitalized. One death has been reported from New York City.
Illnesses started on dates ranging from May 17, 2017 to June 28, 2017. Ill people range in age from less than 1 year to 95, with a median age of 27. Among ill people, 67% are female. Among 31 people with available information, 18 (58%) are of Hispanic ethnicity. Among 33 people with available information, 12 (36%) report being hospitalized. One death was reported from New York City."
CDC recommends that consumers not eat, restaurants not serve, and retailers not sell Maradol papayas until we learn more.
When in doubt, don’t eat, sell, or serve them and throw them out.
Wash and sanitize countertops as well as drawers or shelves in refrigerators where papayas were stored.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6000

CHODOSH BULLETIN 25 JUL 17- FOR THE YOSHON CONSUMER: PRELIMINARY ESTIMATED GUIDELINES

Yoseph Herman, The Guide to Chodosh, Hot Line 718-305-5133. Email: yherman@earlthlink.net

We give below the final estimates for the upcoming Chodosh season. These are based on the US Department of Agriculture harvest reports and preliminary information from mashgichim. The dates are identical to our starting estimates of last year.

We expect the Chodosh grain started to appear in products as follows:

  1. Freshly baked items using spring wheat, including breads, challahs, bagels, rolls, pizza and some cakes and cookies may be Chodosh in the Midwest after the PURCHASE DATE of July 29. Elsewhere in the US, this date would be Aug 12.
  2. Packaged foods from spring wheat may be Chodosh after the PACKING date of July 29, or the PURCHASE date of Aug 12.
  3. Noodles and pasta may be Chodosh after the PACKING date of Aug 13 and the PURCHASE date of Aug 27.
  4. Barley, such as pearled barley, may be Chodosh after the PACKING date of Aug 9 and PURCHASE date of Aug 23.
  5. Oats: Oats in all products, including cereals, may be Chodosh starting with a PACKING date of Jul 20, PURCHASE date of Aug 3. (For details see below.)
  6. Barley malt (also listed in the ingredients as “malt”) may be Chodosh as of the packing date of Nov15 for beer and Dec 15 for other packaged foods. Package codes should be checked after the purchase date of Dec 15 for beer made from barley malt and Mar 15 for malt in other products.

Please note that the early starting date for oats is a chumrah, based on the start of the oats harvest which is already on the way now. However, many cereal companies keep old oats in storage and start using Chodosh later. General Mills (Cheerios, etc) usually starts at least 1-2 months later. Quaker some years started this early, other years later. To be sure, purchase oats cereals for storage now. It is too early now for mashgichim to be able to find out the oats starting date for this year for specific companies.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6004

Kosher Alert ittle Journey Organics Apple Banana Raspberry with Yogurt Puree

July 24, 2017 from the OU:

Little Journey Organics Apple Banana Raspberry with Yogurt Puree, Aldi, Batavia IL is missing D - Dairy Designation
The Orthodox Union certifies Little Journey Organics Apple Banana Raspberry with Yogurt Puree as an OU D - Dairy product. This product contains dairy as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some product was labeled with a plain OU symbol, without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6003

OU Kosher Advisory - Costco Kirkland Butter

July 19, 2017 from the OU:

Kirkland Butter, Costco Wholesale Corporation:
The Orthodox Union certifies Kirkland Signature Butter as an OU D - Dairy product. The OU D symbol was inadvertently omitted from some Costco Kirkland Butter. The OU D symbol is being ink jetted with the date code on affected product.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6002

Canadian Food Recall Warning - Yoplait Minigo brand and Liberté brand yogurt pouches recalled due to the potential presence of pieces of plastic

July 20, 2017 - from the CFIA:

General Mills Canada Corporation is recalling Yoplait Minigo brand and Liberté brand yogurt pouches from the marketplace due to the potential presence of pieces of plastic. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Yoplait Minigo Strawberry Yogurt 4 x 90 g pouches 2017 JL16
2017 JL22
2017 AU01
2017 AU07
2017 AU13
2017 AU19
0 56920 48953 1
Yoplait Minigo Raspberry Yogurt 4 x 90 g pouches 2017 JL16
2017 JL23
2017 JL31
2017 AU07
2017 AU20
0 56920 48954 8
Liberté Greek Yogourt Raspberry 2% 4 x 120 g pouches 2017 JL16
2017 JL29
2017 AU11
2017 AU19
2017 AU25
0 65684 47963 4
Liberté Greek Yogourt Coconut 2% 4 x 120 g pouches 2017 JL16
2017 JL21
2017 JL29
2017 AU11
2017 AU19
0 65684 48901 5

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6001

Kashrus information on Ruyh's Vegeterian Restaurant in Florence, Italy

July 19, 2017 from the IKC & the Jewish Community of Florence:

The IKC has been certifying Ruth's since May.


Kashrus alert on Ruyh's Vegeterian Restaurant in Florence, Italy

July 12, 2017 from the Comunità Ebraica di Firenze:

"Please note that Ruth's kosher vegeterian restaurant in Florence's Italy is no longer under the supervision of the Jewish community and /or it's chief rabbi. The kashruth certification of the community and its Rabbi is not valid any longer since last three months."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5989

Kashrus alert on Mislabeled O Organics Duet Bites & Mini Palmier

July 18, 2017 from the KORC in response to information from a reader:

"O Organics Duel Bites and Mini Palmiers are Dairy products. A printing error omitted the dairy designation on the kosher symbol on the initial lot. That is being corrected. The current products on grocery shelves should be treated as dairy products, as is obvious on ingredient list".

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5998
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