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The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on September 29, 2014.

The Cape Beth Din has withdrawn certification from Mrs Katz's Chickens. Mrs Katz’s Chickens purchased prior to the 18th of September are Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4704

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof-K on September 24, 2014.

Please note that Espresso Caramels sold by MJC Confections, Bethpage, NY and sold in Barnes and Noble bookstores bears an unauthorized KOF-K parve symbol and in fact contains dairy ingredients.
For further information please contact the KOF-K at 201 837 0500 x2.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4702

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR posted on September 23, 2014.

Please be advised that we are seeing an abundance of pomegranates and dates from Israel in our retail market in honour of Rosh Hashana. These fruits are subject to the laws of terumos and maaseros (tithes) such that terumos and maaseros must be separated before they can be consumed.
Instructions are available at the following link http://cor.ca/view/61:2/produce_of_israel_a_primer.html.
The COR encouragea consumers to purchase pomegranates and dates from COR certified stores. As of today, COR mashgichim have separated terumos and maaseros at the following stores:

  1. Hartman’s North and South Stores - Pomegranates
  2. Kosher City – Pomegranates and Dates
  3. Sobey’s – Dates
  4. TAP - Pomegranates
  5. Tastes Like More – Pomegranates

Three pomegranates were inadvertently sold at TAP Supermarket before Terumos and Maaseros were taken. If you purchased a pomegranate at TAP on Thursday, September 18, please call the COR office for instructions.
If you are purchasing fruit from stores that are not supervised by COR then please take care to ensure that terumos and maaseros are separated from Israeli produce.
In addition, as the upcoming year is the shemittah year there are a number of other considerations regarding fruits and vegetables from Israel. More information is available at www.cor.ca/view/539/shemittah_101.html.

Kashrut.com information on Shmitta and Teruma and Maasros is at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4701

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR posted on September 23, 2014.

Please be advised that Saluf - The Hummus Place located at 219 Connie Cres Unit 5A, Concord, Ontario Is no longer under COR certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4700

The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on September 23, 2014.

Wonka SweeTarts Chews, Nestle USA Inc., Glendale CA: The Orthodox Union certifies Wonka SweeTarts Chews as a Pareve product. Some labels were mistakenly printed with an OU-D Dairy mark although this product is Pareve. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4699

The following sabbath mode alert is from the Star-K on September 22, 2014.

General Electric Ranges/Ovens
If you have purchased a GE oven or range within the last year, the Sabbath Mode instructions may state: "To turn the oven off, press Cancel/Off at any time. The oven will immediately turn off and ][ will change to ] indicating that the oven has turned off."

Alternatively, your instructions might read:
"To turn the oven off, press Cancel/Off at any time. At a random time between 30 seconds and 1 minute, the ][ icon will change to the ] icon, indicating that the oven has turned off."

Please note: You may NOT turn the oven off on Shabbos or Yom Tov. These instructions apply only after Shabbos/YomTov when you want to reset the oven to normal, non-Sabbath Mode.

For further information, please see http://www.star-k.org/cons-appl-ge-ovenprods.htm or contact the Star-K at 410-484-4110, or info@star-k.org

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4698

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Supervision on September 22, 2014.

"Babaevskiy" brand Chocolate Bars bear an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. Product is NOT OK kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4697

The following cashew allergy alert is from the GiantFood and StopandShop on September 19, 2014.

NATURES PROMISE CAMPFIRE TRAIL MIX - 12 OZ,
UPC: 68826706609
Codes: All Codes
Woodstock Farms has indentified that this product may contain cashew kernels that are not declared on the ingredient statement.
Concerned Customers with additional questions may contact Woodstock Farms Customer Service at 1-800-526-4349.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4696

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Supervision on September 19, 2014.

Dr. Clark Purity Quick Kidney Release product bears an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. Product is NOT OK kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4694

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on September 19, 2014.

Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’S® Brand Theater Box 3.40 oz UPC #40000294764 with the following lot numbers:

417DH4JP09 417EM4JP10 417FM4JP09 418AG4JP10 418BG4JP10 418CG4JP10 418DM4JP09 418EG4JP10 419AM4JP09
417EG4JP09 417FG4JP09 417FM4JP10 418AM4JP09 418BM4JP10 418CM4JP10 418DM4JP10 418EM4JP09 419AM4JP10
417EG4JP10 417FG4JP10 418AG4JP09 418AM4JP10 418CG4JP09 418DG4JP10 418EG4JP09 418EM4JP10 419BM4JP10

This theater box item within these lot codes may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box.  The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information. 

The issue was identified after a consumer notified us of a M&M’S® Brand Peanut Butter package containing peanut butter M&M’S® inside a M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box. 

These specific lot codes were shipped and distributed to our customers’ warehouses between May 8 and July 1, 2014, located in:  NC, TX, MN, IL, FL, KY, MS, AZ, GA, AI, CA NJ, PA, WA NY, CO, MO, MI, NH, CT, TN, MD, SC, OH, ME, VA, RI, WI, WV, IA, LA, OK, MA, NE, OK, AR, VT, ID and IN .   These customers then redistribute products for retail sale nationwide.

The M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box comes in a 3.40 oz brown, 3 inch x 6.5 inch cardboard box  stamped on the right-hand side panel with the lot number and best before date.

Mars Chocolate will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled product is not on store shelves.  In the event that consumers believe they have purchased this item and have allergy concerns, they should return this product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund.  Consumers with questions or concerns may call our toll-free number:   1-800-627-7852. This number will be operational Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4695
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