The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA on August 19, 2014.
MaraNatha and Trader Joe's brands almond butters and peanut butters are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following health alert is from the FDA on August 19, 2014.
nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters (listed below) packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. The potential risk was brought to the Company’s attention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following routine testing. The Company has received reports of four illnesses that may be associated with these specific products. nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is committed to producing the highest quality products and our top priority is the safety of our consumers. For this reason we are initiating this voluntary recall of the products below as a precautionary measure.
The use-by date can be found on the top of the jar lid. The Company is currently working with customers and retailers to remove and destroy products with the above use-by dates from store shelves and warehouses.
Products were distributed across the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and Dominican Republic. The products also were available for purchase on the internet.
Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. Please contact the Company at 1-800-937-7008 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM CST for a replacement or refund, and with general inquiries.
The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4666
The following revised kashrus alert is from the OU on August 12, 2014 with additional information from the OU on August 19, 2014.
The original alert from the OU on August 12: The Orthodox Union certified Coco Libre Coconut Milk, Maverick Brands, Palo Alto CA as an OU D-Dairy product because it is processed on the same equipment as dairy products. Some stores sell boxes of Coco Libre Coconut Milk, each box contains four individual containers of Coco Libre. The individual containers are correctly labeled with an OU D, however, the outer box has a plain OU without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective measures are being implemented.
Information from the OU on August 19, 2014: "Please note that the OU-D coconut water in the recent alert is in fact pareve. The OU had allowed this company to make coconut water at 2 different plants, one which processes dairy, so all their labels had OU-D labels in case they used the dairy plant. It came to the RC’s attention that in fact, this company has stopped using the dairy plant and does not intend to use it in the foreseeable future. So the product is pareve, made on pareve equipment."
The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4656
The following kashrus information alert is from the Star-K based on a question from the editor posted on August 18 2014.
Sam Adams beers are certified as kosher by the Star-K. Most of the certified beers bear a Star-K, However, some beers that are kosher are missing the kosher symbol. If you have a question about the kosher status of a particular beer, you can contact the Star-K at 410-484-4110.
The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4665
The following health alert is from the FDA on August 13 2014.
Allegro Original Marinade, 12.7 fl oz (375 mL), UPC 0 74964 00100 7, Best By 6/17/17, Lot 14168 have been recalled because elevated yeast level with likelihood of premature spoilage.
The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4664
The following macademia nut allergy alert is from the FDA on August 13 2014.
Simply Enjoy Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, 7oz., m Tate's Wholesale, Llc., East Moriches, NY have been recalled because recent tests show that the "Simply Enjoy Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies", Use by date Nov 5 2014, contain undeclared Macademia Nuts.
The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4663
The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on August 13 2014.
KIND, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of the following products due to the potential presence of peanut protein:
The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4662
The following kashrus alert is from the MK on August 15, 2014.
Please be advised that Abulafia pita products Is no longer certified by the MK with immediate effect.
The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4661
The following kashrus advisory is from the OU Daf HaKashrus, August 2014.
AT THE PRESENT TIME, most varieties of Oreo Cookies contain dairy ingredients, with three notable exceptions.
Please bear in mind that the manufacturer may choose in the future to reformulate these products and add dairy ingredients. Since these products already bear symbols, formulation changes would not be reflected in the logo. As such, we recommend that consumers check regularly with our office to confirm the status of these items.
The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4660
The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Suprvision on August 13, 2014.
Please be advised that NORTHWEST OLIVE OIL is distributing several products bearing an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the packaging under the following brand Names:
The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4658
The following health alert is from the Yahoo News on August 13, 2014.
McCormick & Company, Incorporated is initiating a voluntary recall of McCormick® Ground Oregano, 0.75 oz bottle, UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This recall does not impact any other McCormick Ground, Whole or Oregano Leaves products.
McCormick® Ground Oregano 0.75 oz bottle
UPC NUMBER: 52100003566 (as seen on label: 0-523561-6)
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 900356
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY AUG 21 16 H, BEST BY AUG 22 16 H
SHIPPING DATES: April 4, 2014 to August 5, 2014
STATES SHIPPED TO: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WV
INTERNATIONALLY SHIPPED TO: Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Indonesia, Jamaica, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, and Virgin Islands
The potential risk was brought to McCormick's attention by FDA during routine testing. This recall affects 1,032 cases that were shipped of the affected date codes.
McCormick has alerted customers and grocery outlets to remove the product with the affected date codes from store shelves and distribution centers immediately, and to destroy this product in a manner that would prevent any further consumption.
Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. Please contact McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1-800-632-5847, weekdays from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Time), for a replacement or full refund, and with general inquires.
The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4659
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