Edible Arrangements, Woodmere NY No Longer Certified
From OK Kosher Certification on February 3, 2016: Please be advised that Edible Arrangements (958 Broadway Woodmere NY and all it’s Products are NO LONGER CERTIFIED BY OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION. It is under new ownership and no longer under OK Certification.
Edible Arrangements, Olney, MD, Store #695, No Longer Certified
Please be advised that effective immediately, Edible Arrangements, Store #695, of Olney, MD, has decided to discontinue Kosher certification at this location.
The preceeding kashrus alert is from the Star-K on February 1, 2016.
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New name and ownership for Gordon Alperin, Newton, MA
Rabbinical Council of New England Twitter feed reported on February 4,2016 that Gordon Alperin, Newton, MA is no more - it is now under new management it is NewtonPrimeMarket, 547 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA
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The New Ben & Jerry's Nondairy Almond Milk Frozen Dessert is Kof-K DE
February 4, 2016: The Kof-K has informed me that the new Ben & Jerry's nondairy almond milk flavors are certified under the KOF-K as DE (Dairy Equipment). Although the product is 100% milk-free and free of dairy allergens, since the product will be produced on shared equipment with other dairy products the flavors will retain the dairy status of the equipment it is being manufactured on.
Ben and Jerry's has announced that they will be making a vegan, non-dairy ice cream. The product is scheduled to be certified Kof-K DE.
The preceeding information is from the editor on November 17, 2015.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5219
Kashrus status of Quaker gluten free instant oatmeal
I received the following information from the OU in response to a reader's question on February 2, 2016: Quaker "gluten free" instant oatmeal is certified as kosher even without the OU on the label.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5328
Kashrus Information on Bottled Water Products
February 2, 2016: The cRc twitter feed listed the following information regarding bottled water products:
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Braga Organic Farms Issues Voluntary Recall of Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risk
Braga Organic Farms announces the voluntary recall of pistachios due to potential contamination with Salmonella.
Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should destroy it or return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call 855-661-2101, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, PST, Monday through Friday.
The preceeding food safety alert is from the FDA on February 1, 2016.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5325
Dole Salad Recall
1/28/16: Lysteria has been isolated from sick people. All of these people reported eating Dole packaged salads.
Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers:
Consumers should not eat packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio and Restaurants should not serve, and retailers should not sell, packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio.
At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that packaged salads produced at other Dole processing facilities in the United States are linked to illness.
This advice is particularly important for consumers at higher risk for listeriosis, including pregnant women, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems.
Dole distributed the salads to retailers in: Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Massachusetts., Maryland, Minnesota. Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario, New Brunswick, Quebec
The CFIA also has a Candian recall of Dole and PC Organics products with a list of the reclled products here.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5310
Garden of Life, LLC Recalls Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Products Because of Possible Health Risk
Garden of Life LLC is voluntarily withdrawing a limited quantity of its Raw Meal Organic Shake & Meal Chocolate, Original, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai because they have the potential to contain Salmonella Virchow.
The preceeding health alert is from the FDA/a> on on January 29, 2016..
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Kashrus alert on Cream of Wheat® Cinnabon Instant To-Go Cups
Cream of Wheat® Cinnabon Instant To-Go Cups, B & G Foods, Parsippany, NJ were inadvertently mislabeled with an OK kosher symbol - omitting the "D" (dairy) designation. Corrective action was immediately taken.
The preceeding kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on January 28, 2015.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5323
Kashrus alert on Cedar Burgol from Phoenicia
The MK wishes to inform the public that Burgol Cedar Brand produced by Phoenicia bears an unauthorized pareve symbol.Corrective action has been taken.
The preceeding kashrus alert is from the MK on January 28, 2016.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5322
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