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The following health alert is from the FDA enforcement reportt for July 29, 2015.

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (JBSS) announced today that it is voluntarily recalling Fisher brand chopped walnuts packaged in 10 ounce plastic bags because some of these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Consumers who have recently purchased the items with the BEST BY DATES listed in the table below at retail stores located nationwide and in Puerto Rico should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement. The BEST BY DATES can be found on the back of the bags.

JBSS Item Code UPC # BRAND PRODUCT DESCRIPTION UNIT WT. UM BEST BY DATE
P03004 070690 02365 8 Fisher Chopped Walnuts 10 oz 03/23/16 HC1
P03004 070690 02365 8 Fisher Chopped Walnuts 10 oz 03/23/16 HC2

This voluntary recall is the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the FDA in the retail marketplace which revealed that a 10 ounce package of Fisher brand chopped walnuts contained Salmonella.

Consumers or customers who have questions about the above recall may contact John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. Customer Service toll-free at (800) 874-8734 Monday through Friday from 8:15 AM to 5:15 PM Central Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5087

The following health alert is from the FDA enforcement reportt for July 29, 2015.

Kirkland Signature Fresh Farmed Atlantic Salmon Fillet Product of Chile Processed in USA approx 2lbs. Packaged in a styrofoam tray and wrapped in plastic. has been recalled because Marine Harvest is recalling raw, fresh, farmed Chilean Atlantic salmon refrigerated salmon fillets due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. These products had a Purchase dates of: 05/02-09/15. U.S. distribution to the following states: CA, AZ, and NV. No foreign distribution.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5086

The following kashrus alert is from the COR Detroit on July 29, 2015.

PLANTERS NUT PRODUCTS are acceptable only when bearing an OU symbol. Products bearing a K (which include most Planters Dry Roasted items) may contain gelatin, or may be produced on the same equipment as gelatin-containing products.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5084

The following kashrus advisory on how to purchase ice cream is from the COR Detroit on July 29, 2015.

ICE CREAM and FROZEN YOGURT STORES often claim they are Kosher and post Kosher certification letters, which the unsuspecting consumer may assume attest to Kosher supervision of the store and its products. However, upon closer inspection the consumer will see that in most cases the letters refer only to specific products or ingredients which are factory produced under supervision, and are certified only when in their original sealed packaging bearing Kosher marking. Once the unsupervised store opens the packaging, the certification is no longer valid. Unless the consumer verifies that there is actual on-site reliable Rabbinical supervision of the entire individual retail store, no products should be considered Kosher except for those in their original containers bearing Kosher certification.
The following are some stores in the Detroit area that are not under supervision: TCBY, Haagen-Dazs, Sweet Earth, Bloomberry and Macy’s Fruigurt.
When purchasing hard pack ice cream or yogurt from the original container, the consumer should ask to see the Kosher certification mark on the container, and also should check that there are no drippings from other flavors that may have fallen into the container. In addition, the scoop should be thoroughly washed.
Soft serve ice cream or yogurt should not be purchased from an unsupervised store, because of the inability to verify that Kosher mix was put into the machine.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5085

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on July 29, 2015.

Private Selection Store Baked Pies, Kroger, Cincinnati OH: The Orthodox Union does not certify Kroger Private Selection store-baked pies. Some pie boxes were printed with an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions have been implemented. Please note that some Kroger store bakeries are certified by local kosher agencies that certify the kosher status of those pies.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5083

The following revised kashrus alert is from the OU on July 20, 2015.

The following Williams-Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma San Fransisco, CA products are missing D – Dairy Designation:
Black Truffle Rub; Parmesan Herb Corn Seasoning; Green Bean Casserole Kit; Truffled Mac & Cheese Mix with Sauce Mix; Taco Mac & Cheese Mix with Sauce Mix; Sriracha Mac & Cheese Mix with Sauce Mix; Garlic Pizza Crust Seasoning; Parmesan & Chile Flake Pizza Crust Seasoning; Parmesan Herb Rub; Truffle Rub; Classic Tuna Casserole Seasoning; Thanksgiving Root Veg Gratin Seasoning
The Orthodox Union certifies the above listed Williams-Sonoma seasonings as OU D – Dairy products. These products contain dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some labels were printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5070

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on July 28, 2015.

Please be advised that Vasla Bakery Inc., 2718 West 16th Street Brooklyn, NY 11224 is using an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on their labels. OK Kosher Certification does not certify any Vasla Bakery products (Waffle and other baked goods).
Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5082

The following health alert is from the PRNewswire, FoodSafetyNews and FDA on July 26, 2015.

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac'n Buds sold in its retail stores due to possible contamination from Salmonella.
A sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in North Augusta, South Carolina was tested by the FDA and found to be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these products. Out of an abundance of caution, the company has recalled all four seasonings produced on the same equipment in the same facility.
Stores under the following names in the 31 states where Kroger operates are included in this recall: Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, City Market, Smith's, Dillons, Baker's, Gerbes, Jay C, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Owen's, and Scott's.
Kroger has removed the potentially affected items from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled Class 1 products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls. Kroger is recalling the following items:

Product UPC Codes Size
Kroger Ground Cinnamon 1111070034 Sell by: May 19 18PS4 18.3 oz
Kroger Garlic Powder 1111070039 Sell by: May 18 17PS4 24.7 oz
Kroger Coarse Ground
Black Pepper
1111070041 Sell by: May 18 18PS4Sell by: May 19 18PS4 17.1 oz
Kroger Bac’n Buds 1111070025 Sell by: May 20 18PS4 12.0 oz

Customers who have purchased the above products should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.
Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5081

The following kashrus alert is from the COR Detroit on July 15, 2015 and confirmed by the OK.

HAPPY HARVEST TOMATO SAUCE sold locally at Aldi in 8 oz. cans no longer bears a reliable Kashrus certification symbol, and is not recommended.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5080

The following kashrus alert is from Buckeye Kosher Twitter Feed and confirmed by the Kof-K on July 23, 2015.

Kroger Mini Muffins marked chof-k w/o dairy designation. These are certified dairy as reflected in ingredient label

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5079
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