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The following kashrus alert is from the Rabbinical Council of New England (KVH) on June 12, 2015.

"It has been mistakenly reported in a media source that all Clover Food Trucks & Location are now KVH Kosher Certified. KVH Kosher has not supervised, and is not supervising or certifying any Clover location and we cannot r ecommend any of their locations at time this to kosher Consumers."
They are certified as kosher by by Rabbi Dolinger an independent certifier from Rhode Island.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5053

The following Mexican kashrus alert from KMD Mexico on July 3, 2015.

Las gomitas de sabores sandía y tamarindo de la marca Mr. Pistachio no están autorizadas, aún portando el logo KMD.
Las únicas gomitas autorizadas de dicha marca son las de sabores piña y mango.

Translated by Google: Watermelon jelly beans and tamarind flavors Mr. Pistachio brand are not allowed, even carrying the logo KMD . The only authorized for that trademark gummies are pineapple and mango flavors.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5052

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof on July 1, 2015.

Please note that this food truck in Manhattan displays a KOF-K but it is not certified by the KOF-K and in fact in treif. If you see this truck on the street please email Rabbi Rosenbaum the location at yrosenbaum@kof-k.org or call his cell at 201 491 4610.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5048

The following kashrus information is from the cRc on July 1, 2015.

Some tostadas produced by Mission Foods bear the cRc with stickers stating "Made in Mexico".
Those are NOT certified by cRc and should not be considered Kosher.
Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5051

The following kashrus information is from the cRc on June 30, 2015.

After extensive research, a newly updated Starbucks list has been compiled by the cRc. The following are some of the changes from the previous list:

  1. The cRc now can recommend getting a latte in any location as long as one orders a “kiddie latte” - which means to order it prepared at 115 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. For those that do not use regular milk, in addition to soy milk, there is also coconut milk available under the OU.
  3. Cold brew coffee (a new item) presents a kashrus issue due to kovush.
  4. Teavana teas are mostly not yet kosher certified but they are slowly working towards becoming certified. Of course plain, unflavored tea does not need a hechsher.
  5. Clover coffee can be ordered if one asks the Barista to use wooden sticks instead of the metal whisk.
The list and articles related to cRc 's Starbucks research can be found at www.crcweb.org/starbucks_overview.php

Chicago Rabbinical Council Guide to Starbucks Beverages

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5050

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on July 1, 2015.

Jars of Luna brand Hand Stuffed Olives with Bleu Cheese, and jars of Luna brand Hand Stuffed Olives with Provolone Cheese, bear an unauthorized Star-K. These products are not Kosher, and are being recalled. Consumers who find these products in the marketplace should contact Star-K at info@star-k.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5049

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on June 30, 2015.

Pearl River Bridge Oyster Flavored Sauce, Guangdong PRB Bio-Tech Co., Ltd. China: The Orthodox Union does not certify any Pearl River Bridge sauces. A Pearl River Oyster Flavor Sauce is being sold in Moscow (and possibly elsewhere) with an unauthorized OU placed on a card that is attached to the product. Corrective action is being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5046

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

Simply Shari's Brown Rice/Flaxseed & Marinara; Brown Rice/Flaxseed Mac & Cheese, Simply Shari's, Thousand Oaks CA: The Orthodox Union does not certify Simply Shari’s Brown Rice/Flaxseed & Marinara and Brown Rice/Flaxseed Mac & Cheese. These products bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective action has been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5045

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on June 30, 2015.

Please be advised that Dolce Chocolate Company, Toronto, ON is distributing various chocolates and chocolate covered fruits and nuts bearing the OK kosher symbol without the permission of OK Kosher Certification, under the names – Dolce Chocolate, Charlie’s & Sam’s Chocolates, Union Street Chocolates, Santa Barbara Fruit & Nut. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5047

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 26, 2015.

Rocky Mountain Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Island Fruit and Nut Trail Mix packaged under the Free Range Snack Co. Brand and certain lots of bulk Macadamia Nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Consumers who have recently purchased the items with the BEST BY DATES listed below at stores located in AZ, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX, UT, and WY should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST BY DATE RANGE
Free Range Snack Co.
Island Fruit and Nut
Trail Mix
16 oz. Tub 0-76958-55077-5 11/15/2015
Free Range Snack Co.
Macadamia Nuts
Bulk None 4/15/2016 - 5/28/2016

Based upon routine testing conducted by an FDA-contracted laboratory, the presence of Salmonella was detected in Macadamia Nuts.

Rocky Mountain Foods, Inc. is communicating with distributors and stores that have received the affected product.

Consumers who have questions about the above recall may contact Rocky Mountain Foods, Inc. Customer Service at (303) 371-3511 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mountain Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5044
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