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Consumer Kashrut Alerts

Kosher Alert Southeastern Grocers Orange Strawberry Banana Juice (Bi-Lo & Winn Dixie)

November 20, 2017 from the OU:

Southeastern Grocers Orange Strawberry Banana Juice, Southeastern Grocers (Bi-Lo & Winn Dixie) has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Southeastern Grocers Orange Strawberry Banana Juice. Some packaging mistakenly 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=A6138

Kashrut alert on FancyPants Baking Co. Gingerbread Man

November 21, 2017 from the KVH (Rabbinical Council of New England):
Please be aware that the Dairy designation was inadvertently left off of FancyPants Baking Co. Gingerbread Man. The product is indeed Kosher Dairy. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6136

Termination of Certification of Latteria Italiana, Miami, FL.

November 20, 2017 from Kosher Miami:

Due to a business decision by Latteria Italiana and not due to any kashrus violations, the gelato at Latteria Italiana, located at 3301 NE 1st Avenue in Miami is no longer certified as kosher by Kosher Miami.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6137

Kosher alert on Nature Gluten-Free Smoky Chipotle Vegetable & Quinoa

November 20, 2017 - From the OV Kosher:
Please be advised that Back to Nature Gluten-Free Smoky Chipotle Vegetable & Quinoa bears and unauthorized OV symbol. This product is not under OV Kosher Supervision. Corrective measures are being taken

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6135

Kashrus alert on Ferrara Pan candies

November 13, 2017 - From the UMKosher:
All Ferrara Candy Company products made in Mexico, except for Atomic Fireballs and Jawbreakers, are not certified by UMKosher. Some packaging of other items erroneously bear a UMK, corrective measures have been taken. Also, some Ferrara Candy Company products have the UMK symbol on the outer packaging on products no longer certified by the UMK. Corrective measures have been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6134

Empire Kosher Poultry Inc. Recalls Chicken Products Due To Possible Extraneous Material Contamination

November 17, 2017 from the Retail List for Recall Number: 119-2017 (Chicken Breast Cutlets)USDA:

Costco 405 Hartford Road New Britain CT-Connecticut
Costco 71 2nd Avenue Waltham MA-Massachusetts
Costco 200 Legacy Boulevard Dedham MA-Massachusetts
Wegmans 122 Shawan Road Hunt Valley MD-Maryland
Wegmans 10100 Reistertown Road Owings Mills MD-Maryland
Costco 880 Russell Avenue Gaithersburg MD-Maryland
Costco 11160 Veirs Mill Road Wheaton MD-Maryland
Wegmans 1104 New Jersey State Route 35 Ocean Township NJ-New Jersey
Wegmans 2100 New Jersey State Route70 Cherry Hill NJ-New Jersey
Wegmans 15 Woodbridge Center Drive Woodbridge NJ-New Jersey
Wegmans 240 Nassau Park Boulevard Princeton NJ-New Jersey
Wegmans 55 U.S. Highway 9 Manalapan Township NJ-New Jersey
Wegmans 34 Sylvan Way Parsippany NJ-New Jersey
Costco 156 State Route 10 West East Hanover NJ-New Jersey
Costco 20 Bridewell Place Clifton NJ-New Jersey
Costco 205 Vineyard Road Edison NJ-New Jersey
Costco 18 Route 9 North Morganville NJ-New Jersey
Costco 2 Teterboro Landing Drive Teterboro NJ-New Jersey
Costco 1250 Old Country Road Westbury NY-New York
Costco 1 Industrial Lane New Rochelle NY-New York
Costco 50 Overlook Boulevard Nanuet NY-New York
Costco 605 Rockaway Turnpike Lawrence NY-New York
Costco 2975 Richmond Avenue Staten Island NY-New York
Costco 976 3rd Avenue Brooklyn NY-New York
Costco 517 East 117th Street New York NY-New York
Costco 6135 Junction Boulevard Rego Park NY-New York
Costco 335 Westfall Road Rochester NY-New York
Costco 3705 Hampton Road Oceanside NY-New York
Wegmans 1405 North Main Street Warrington PA-Pennsylvania
Wegmans 6416 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg PA-Pennsylvania
Wegmans 50 Foundry Way Malvern PA-Pennsylvania
Wegmans 1 Village Drive King of Prussia PA-Pennsylvania
Wegmans 1056 East Lancaster Avenue Downingtown PA-Pennsylvania
Wegmans 220 Highland Park Boulevard Wilkes-Barre PA-Pennsylvania
Wegmans 3791 Easton-Nazareth Highway Easton PA-Pennsylvania
Wegmans 5000 Wegmans Drive Bethlehem PA-Pennsylvania
Wegmans 500 Montgomery Mall North Wales PA-Pennsylvania
Costco 791 North Krocks Road Allentown PA-Pennsylvania
Costco 501 Waterfront Drive West Homestead PA-Pennsylvania
Wegmans 11620 Monument Drive Fairfax VA-Virginia
Wegmans 7905 Hilltop Village Center Alexandria VA-Virginia
Wegmans 12200 Wegmans Boulevard Henrico VA-Virginia
Trader Joe's 530 West Cordova Road Santa Fe NM-New Mexico
Trader Joe's 8928 Holly Avenue NE Albuquerque NM-New Mexico
Trader Joe's 750 North Colorado Boulevard Denver CO-Colorado
Trader Joe's 661 Logan Street Denver CO-Colorado
Trader Joe's 5910 S University Boulevard Greenwood Village CO-Colorado
Trader Joe's 3500 S College Avenue Fort Collins CO-Colorado
Trader Joe's 2400 Preston Road Plano TX-Texas
Trader Joe's 2001 Greenville Avenue Dallas TX-Texas
Trader Joe's 2701 South Julen Street Fort Worth TX-Texas
Trader Joe's 5550 West Lovers Lane Dallas TX-Texas
Trader Joe's 14856 Preston Road Dallas TX-Texas
Trader Joe's 2851 Craig Drive McKinney TX-Texas
Trader Joe's 2922 South Shepherd Drive Houston TX-Texas
Trader Joe's 1440 South Voss Road Houston TX-Texas
Trader Joe's 10868 Kuykendahl Road The Woodlands TX-Texas
Trader Joe's 350 East Basse Road San Antonio TX-Texas
Trader Joe's 211 Walter Seaholm Drive Austin TX-Texas
Trader Joe's 9722 Great Hills Trail Austin TX-Texas
Trader Joe's 403 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio TX-Texas
Trader Joe's 3702 South Peoria Avenue Tulsa OK-Oklahoma
Trader Joe's 6409 Avondale Drive Nichols Hills OK-Oklahom

November 9, 2017 from the USDA:

Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc., a Mifflintown, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 10,839 pounds of raw poultry products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw chicken breast products were produced and packaged on Nov. 2, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels here.

  • 4 to5.25-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 46375 and “Sell By” date 11/14/17.
  • 1 to1.25-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7488 and “Sell By” date 11/16/17.
  • 2.5-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7598 and “Sell By” date11/16/17.
  • 1 to1.25-lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 92615 and “Sell By” date 11/17/17.
  • 1 to 1.25 –lbs. tray packages containing chicken breasts labeled “Empire KOSHER NATURAL Chicken Breasts, Boneless & Skinless” with case code 7888 and “Sell By” date 11/16/17.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-1015” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered on November 2, 2017 by an establishment employee who observed metal foreign material in a chicken breast while performing routine duties. The establishment took corrective actions to recover products before reaching commerce.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. FSIS has received no reports of injury or illness from consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6126

Modification of Certification of Bunnie Cakes, 2322 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL.

November 17, 2017 from Kosher Miami:

There has been a modification to the certification of Bunnie Cakes, located at 2322 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami, FL.
The sandwiches are no longer kosher certified by KM. However, the assorted baked products on display at Bunnie Cakes will continue to be certified by KM, but only when served COLD.
The Bunnie Cakes factory located at 2328 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami sells a variety of their vegan and gluten free baked goods to stores such as Whole Foods and Starbucks, and those products remain kosher certified when bearing the KM symbol on the packaging.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6133

Kashrut alert on Swiig Brand GET FLEXIBLE Dietary Supplement

November 10, 2017 from the Star-K:

Please note that Swiig Brand GET FLEXIBLE Dietary Supplement, distributed by Simple Again of Pottstown, PA, bears an unauthorized STAR-K symbol on labels displayed on some internet based retailer websites. This product is NOT Kosher. The actual product label currently available in the marketplace does not bear a STAR-K symbol. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6132

Lipari Foods, LLC. Issues Voluntary Product Recall of Specific Dark Chocolate Products Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

November 16, 2017 from the FDA:

Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of specific dark chocolate products packaged by sister company JLM due to an undeclared milk allergen.
The products were distributed to retail stores throughout Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Products were distributed under the Weis and All Natural brand names or as generic product without branding.

List of products and photos can be found here.
This was brought to our attention by our sister company, JLM after they received an initial recall notification due to undeclared milk allergen within the ingredients labels for select dark chocolate bulk product from our manufacturer, GKI Foods. As a precaution, Lipari Foods private label and non-branded products are being recalled as they are mislabeled. We are working closely with the FDA to ensure that all affected product has been pulled from commerce.
Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800-729-3354, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6131

Yorgo’s Foods Inc Is Recalling All Flavored and Unflavored Food Products (Hommus; Tahini Sauces; Yogurt Dip, Salads, Tzatziki, Grape Leaves; Taboule) Due to Possible Health Risk

November 15, 2017 from the FDA:

Yorgo’s Foods Inc. of Manchester NH, a family-owned company, started in 1993, is recalling all Greek-style food products it manufactures, out of an abundance of caution, as they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled products were distributed to retail stores nationwide. A complete list of the recalled Yorgo’s Foods products and product photos can be found here. Most of the recalled products were distributed in 8, 12, 16 and 32 ounce plastic cups or 2 and 5 pound plastic bags.
These products should be discarded or returned to the grocery store where purchased for credit.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-603-624-5830, M-F 9am- 4pm or go to the company website at www.yorgofoods.com/.

A full set of product photos can be found here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6130
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