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The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on Decemberh 18, 2014.

Please be advised that Smores Cocoa and Sanata's Smores Cocoa distributed by Coffee Masters (CM Coffee Products), Spring Grove, IL were mistakenly labeled with the OK-D kosher symbol.
THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT KOSHER.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4798

The following healt alert is from the CDC on December 19, 2014 .

The CDC is investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis) linked to commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples.

The information CDC has at this time indicates that commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples may be contaminated with Listeria and may be causing this outbreak.

  • Out of an abundance of caution, CDC recommends that U.S. consumers do not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples, including plain caramel apples as well as those containing nuts, sprinkles, chocolate, or other toppings, until more specific guidance can be provided.
  • Although caramel apples are often a fall seasonal product, contaminated commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples may still be for sale at grocery stores and other retailers nationwide or may be in consumers’ homes.
  • This investigation is rapidly evolving. New information will be provided as it becomes available.
As of December 18, 2014, a total of 28 people infected with the outbreak strains of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 10 states.

Investigators are working quickly to determine specific brands or types of commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples that may be linked to illnesses and to identify the source of contamination.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4797

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR on December 18, 2014 .

Metro - Selection Butter Cookies Trio was inadvertently labeled without the "DAIRY" designation. This product is "DAIRY and kosher certified. Corrective action is being taken to ensure proper labeling.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4796

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR on December 17, 2014 .

Farmers Market FM Lemon Meringue Pie and FM Pecan Pie were inadvertently labelled without the "DAIRY" designation. These products are kosher DAIRY. :Corrective action is being taken to ensure proper labeling.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4795

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR on December 17, 2014 .

Rose and Robin Biscotti Collection was inadvertently labelled without the "DAIRY" designation. This product is kosher DAIRY. Corrective action is being taken to ensure proper labeling.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4794

The following Brazilian kashrus alert is from the BKD on December 10, 2014 .

As embalagens dos sucos de uva NUTRI FAMILY e NUTRI KIDS, fabricados pela BRASIL CITRUS, foram indevidamente impressas com o selo de certificação BDK.
Ressaltamos que estes sucos de uva nunca foram certificados e que são totalmente proibidos para o consumo kosher.
Os sabores aprovados e certificados são: laranja, pêssego, abacaxi, maracujá e tangerina.

Translated by Google translate:
The packaging of grape juices and NUTRI NUTRI FAMILY KIDS, manufactured by BRAZIL CITRUS were wrongly printed with the certification seal BDK .
We emphasize that these grape juices were never certified and are totally prohibited for kosher consumption.
Approved and certified flavors are : orange , peach, pineapple , passion fruit and tangerine.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4793

The following health alert is from the FDA on December 10, 2014 .

DASANI (R) PURIFIED WATER, 16.9 FL OZ (1.06 PT) 500 mL, BOTTLED BY A MEMBER OF THE COCA-COLA BOTTLERS' ASSOCIATION, ATLANTA, GA 30313, UPC 24pk- 2 4900003165 2 has been recalled because an equipment malfunction during production that may have led to the appearance of mold in some product.
DATE CODE/TIME STAMP OCT1915EHC3/1015 - 1115, OCT1915EHC3/1230 - 1330, OCT1915EHC3/2200 - 2300, OCT1915EHB3/0030 - 0130, OCT0515EHB3/1500 - 1600
The products were distributed in AL, GA, TN, FL

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4792

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on March 13, 2014.

Please be advised that a limited amount of Pure Milk Chocolate Almonds and Dark Chocolate Almonds distributed by TERRAFINA, LLC (Bronx, NY) were mistakenly labeled with the OK kosher symbol. These products contain dairy ingredients as stipulated in the ingredient and allergen panels and one states milk in the product name.
BOTH PRODUCTS ARE DAIRY.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4791

The following health alert is from the FDA on December 10, 2014 .

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. ("Del Monte Fresh") announced today the voluntary recall of fresh cut fruit containing Gala red apples grown in Pennsylvania. The affected product was distributed to a limited number of customers in a few States in North East US and is being recalled because these apples have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
A total of 3,051 consumer packages containing fresh cut red apples were distributed to Giant Eagle, Amazon Fresh, Sunoco, Peter’s Fruit, Wegmans, Sheetz and 7-Eleven and have “Best If Enjoyed By” dates of 12/3/14, 12/6/14, 12/7/14 and 12/8/14. The fresh cut red apples have a red color skin. The recalled fresh cut fruit packages containing red apples were distributed for sale in clear plastic containers with one of the following labels and markings:

Finished Product DescriptorPackage size/WeightBIUBRetailerBrand/Label *Lot NumberProduct Quantities
Gala Apples12 oz12/8/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label233210120
Red Apple Slices12 oz12/7/2014AmazonDel Monte23321016
Pineapple Medley16 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101156
Pineapple Medley8 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101114
Apples/Grapes/Cheese7 oz12/6/2014SunocoNature Made233210196
Gala Apples12 oz12/8/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label23321012
Gourmet Bowl64 oz12/6/2014Giant EaglePlain Transparent Label23321014
Pineapple Medley16 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleDel Monte23321016
Pineapple Medley8 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleDel Monte23321014
Snack Pack7 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210114
Gourmet Bowl40 oz12/6/2014AmazonDel Monte23321013
Red Apples/Grapes/ Cheese/ Dip7 oz12/6/2014AmazonNature Made23321016
Gourmet Bowl64 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101120
Pineapple Medley32 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101128
Gourmet Fruit Bowl4 Lbs12/3/2014WegmansWegmans233210178
Gourmet Fruit Bowl4 Lbs12/3/2014WegmansWegmans233210150
Red Apple Gala12 oz12/8/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101142
Gourmet Bowl64 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210160
Pineapple Medley32 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle233210180
Pineapple Medley16 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle23321014
Pineapple Medley8 oz12/6/2014Giant EagleFarmer's Market - Giant Eagle2332101140
Harvest Blend4 oz12/6/20147-Eleven7-Eleven23321011200

Ed note: Some of the recalled products are not kosher. I tried to remove the non-kosher products, however I may not have removed all.

Label images are here.

Consumers who believe that they are in possession of the fresh cut fruit containing the affected red apples should dispose of the product in an appropriate waste container. For any inquiries consumers may call 1-800-659-6500 (operating 24 hours a day) or email Del Monte Fresh at Contact-US-Executive-Office@freshdelmonte.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4790

The following kashrus alert is from cRc on December 10, 2014.

Tostadas produced by Mission Foods in their Mexico facility are not certified kosher. Before purchasing Mission Foods tostadas, consumers should check the label to be sure that it's not produced in Mexico.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4789
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