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Orthodox Baking Co Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Almond Paste In "Chocolate Kokosh Cake"

April 10, 2017 from the fDA:

Orthodox Baking Co. in Belleville, N.J. 07109, today announced a voluntary recall of its 16 ounce packages of Oberlander Gluten Free Brand “Chocolate Kokosh Cake" chocolate filled cake because they contain undeclared almond paste. People who have allergies to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The recalled "Chocolate Kokosh Cake" were distributed nationwide in retail stores and supermarkets. No other products are impacted.
The product comes in a 16 ounce, clear plastic package with a wraparound label. It is marked with a “last date sale” of April 30 printed on the back of the label and further identified with UPC #43711 18093 7.
This voluntary recall was initiated on April 5, 2017, after an unconfirmed report of an allergic reaction was investigated by Orthodox Baking Co. and it revealed that the almond paste-containing cake was distributed in packaging that identified in the ingredient declaration the presence of “kernel paste” instead of “almond paste”. The problem was caused by a labeling error limited to this item. Consumers who have purchased 16 ounce packages of “Chocolate Kokosh Cake" chocolate filled cake are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Due to Passover Holiday consumers with questions may contact the company only during these specific dates and times: Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 1PM to 3PM EDST at the following number 1- 347-450-7077

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Canadian Food Recall Warning - Wholesome Farms brand Vanilla Sundae Cup recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

March 31, 2017 - from the CFIA and on April 4, 2017:

Central Smith Creamery is recalling Wholesome Farms brand Vanilla Sundae Cup from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Food service institutions, such as hospitals and nursing homes, should not serve or use the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Wholesome Farms Vanilla Sundae Cup 115 ml 017032 None
Wholesome Farms Vanilla Ice Cream Sundae Cup (case) 48 x 115 ml 7382200017032029
2/1/17
00074865915427
Wholesome Farms Strawberry Sundae Cup 115 ml 03204 None
Wholesome Farms Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae Cup (case) 48 x 115 ml 7382200018032042
2/1/17
00074865915038

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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Olde York Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in One Lot of Clancy’s Snack Combo 20 X 1 oz.

April 4, 2017 - from the FDA:

Olde York of Fort Wayne, IN is recalling the specific lot code SELL BY JUN 07 2017 2D9 for Clancy’s Snack Combo 20 x 1 oz (UPC 0 41498 12999 6) because it may contain undeclared milk.
The recalled Clancy’s Snack Combo 20 x 1 oz SELL BY JUN 07 2017 2D9 is a variety pack of 1 oz bags of snacks including potato chips, tortilla chips and cheese curls. The recalled product was distributed to Aldi stores in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The product comes in a 20 oz plastic package stickered with a sell by date of ‘SELL BY JUN 07 2017 2D9’.
The recall was initiated after one consumer reported finding the Nacho Tortilla Chips in two of the Barbecue Potato Chips 1 oz bags. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an isolated breakdown in the company’s cleaning process.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled Clancy’s Snack Combo 20 x 1 oz SELL BY JUN 07 2017 2D9 are urged to discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (416) 627-7212.

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Public Alert – Dream® Plant-Based, Chocolate-Coated Frozen Desserts for Milk Allergen

April 2, 2017 - from the FDA:

Dream® brand, manufacturer of Almond Dream®, Rice Dream® and Coconut Dream® frozen dessert products, is publicly reinforcing to its consumers that the Dream® plant-based, chocolate-coated frozen desserts listed below have been found to contain milk. Some consumers have reported experiencing allergic reactions to milk after consuming these products. Currently, product labeling states the following: While we believe the labeling conveys that individuals allergic to milk should not consume these products, we recognize that certain statements on the label may be confusing to consumers. We are currently investigating new label statements to make the presence of milk more clear on these products. These products are not being recalled and are safe for non-allergic consumers to eat. The products subject to this notification include: div class="table-responsive">

Product UPCProduct Description
84253-28426Almond Dream Vanilla Dessert Bites 6.6 FL OZ
84253-28427Almond Dream Chocolate Dessert Bites 6.6 FL OZ
84253-29462Almond Dream Peppermint Dessert Bites 6.6 FL OZ
84253-29464Almond Dream Pumpkin Dessert Bites 6.6 FL OZ
84253-28428Almond Dream Vanilla Dessert Bars 9.9 FL OZ
84253-33000Rice Dream Vanilla Dessert Bars 3.2 FL OZ
84253-44460Rice Dream Vanilla Nutty Dessert Bars 3.4 FL OZ
84253-44470Rice Dream Chocolate Nutty Dessert Bars 3.4 FL OZ
84253-45504Rice Dream Vanilla Dessert Bites 6.6 FL OZ
84253-44450Rice Dream Mocha Dessert Pies 3.7 FL OZ
84253-44420Rice Dream Chocolate Dessert Pies 3.7 FL OZ
84253-44430Rice Dream Mint Dessert Pies 3.7 FL OZ
84253-44400Rice Dream Vanilla Dessert Pies 3.7 FL OZ
84253-28557Coconut Dream Dessert Bites 6.6 FL OZ

For consumer inquiries or concerns, please contact the Dream® brand Consumer Care center at 1-888-301-7497. Consumer Care hours are Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 7 PM EDT.

Ed. note: The product bears an OU-D.

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Kashrus advisory - Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats

April 4, 2017 KVH Kosher:

Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats are not and have not ever been kosher-certified and contain gelatin. Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Crunch Brown Sugar and Kellogg’s Unfrosted Mini Wheats Bite Size are "KVH" kosher-dairy certified, not cholov yisroel.

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Passover & Kashrus alert - ALICHA TRUFFLES

April 4, 2017 Kosher Technical Consultants:

ALICHA TRUFFLES, Product of Morocco, are NOT certified as Kosher / Kosher for Passover by Rav Shelomo Machpud or Orthodox Jewish Council /Kosher Technical Konsultants. This is a totally fake product. It is being sold by Rishon Foods aka Holon Foods, Brooklyn, NY.

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Baskin-Robbins Informs Consumers of Walnuts in Some Sheet & Roll Cakes

March 31, 2017: from FARE:
"Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., the parent of the franchisor of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants, would like our guests to be aware that beginning in April 2017 through July 2017, some sheet & roll cakes in select markets will contain walnuts as an ingredient. (Round cakes are not impacted.) This is a result of a supplier report that traces of walnuts were mixed in with a limited production run of their cakes. We are issuing this Ingredient Notice out of an abundance of caution as we previously labeled the cakes with a "may contain" Tree-nut (walnut) statement but felt it was in consumer’s best interest to be informed of the change. The updated labels list that the cakes "contain" walnuts in both the ingredient and allergen statements."
"As always, Dunkin’ Brands encourages our guests to speak to their local Franchisee to review a list of ingredient and allergen information for all the cake components they are ordering." Guests with questions should contact the Dunkin’ Brands Consumer Care line at 1-800-859-5339."

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OU Kosher Clarification El Sabroso Pork and Salsa

March 30, 2017 - from the OU:

El Sabroso Pork Cracklings with Salsa, Snak King, City of Industry CA:
The Orthodox Union does not certify El Sabroso Pork Cracklings. This product is sometimes sold with an inserted packet of OU certified Salsa which bears an OU Symbol. Consumers should not assume that the OU on the salsa packet, which may be visible through the Pork Cracklings bag, applies to the entire product. Corrective actions are being implemented.

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Dairy Allegy and Kashrus alert on NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter Nutrition Bar

March 20, 2017 - from the FDA:

The recall is only for Lot B16119A. No other products are affected.
Lifestyle Evolution is voluntarily recalling one shift of NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter nutrition bars. In isolated cases, a product with milk allergen was incorrectly packaged into Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter wrappers and cartons. The NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter wrapper does not list milk as an allergen.
This action relates only to NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter product with this code printed on the package:


    Product: NuGo Slim
    Flavor: Crunchy Peanut Butter
    Manufacturing Code: B16119A
    Best By Date: 28-Jul-17
    Item Number Bar: 6 91535 20701 1
    Item Number Box: 6 91535 20702 8
Only this specific lot code is impacted. No other Lot Codes, or any other NuGo products, are involved in this action.
Consumers who have purchased this specific lot code can return product to the store where it was purchased. Consumers may call the number listed or visit our website for instructions on what to do with the product.
For more information or assistance, please contact us at 1-888-421-2032 (Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5pm EST) or contact@nugonutrition.com.

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Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Booby Boons brand Lactation Cookies – Chocolate Chip recalled due to undeclared peanut

March 22, 2017 - from the CFIA:

The food recall warning issued on March 22, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Purposeful Excellence Inc. is recalling Booby Boons brand Lactation Cookies from the marketplace because they may contain peanut which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to peanut should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products have been sold nationally and through Internet sales.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Booby Boons Lactation Cookies – Chocolate Chip 168 g All best before dates up to and including MAR01/2018 6 27843 52531 8
Booby Boons Lactation Cookies – Cocoa Quinoa 168 g All best before dates up to and including MAR01/2018 6 27843 52526 4
Booby Boons Lactation Cookies – Oatmeal Raisin 168 g All best before dates up to and including MAR01/2018 6 27843 52525 7

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

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