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The following health alert is from the FDA on October 1, 2014.

Boku International, Ventura, CA is recalling the following Super Food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

  • Boku Super Food 2.0, Product Sizes: 28.2 oz Lot No. FM01070214A, FM01072114A
  • Boku Super Protein 3.0, Product Sizes: 21.2 oz, 1 oz., bulk. Lot No. FM05071014A, FM05070714A, FM05062314B, FM05062314A, FM05062014A, FM05070314A.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4719

The following sabbath mode temporary fix is from the Star-K on October 14, 2014.

GE Ovens & Ranges 2ND ALERT Temporary Fix
For those consumers who had unexpected GE oven shutdowns over the last two holidays, here is a workaround to avoid this problem:
Enter Sabbath Mode as usual; wait for one bracket to appear on the screen; then, either trip the circuit breaker or unplug the unit for 30 seconds. Re-connect power, and proceed with Sabbath Mode as usual.
GE is aware of the problem, and is working on a fix.
If you have any further questions, you may contact star-k@star-k.org or call 410-484-4110.


The following sabbath mode alert is from the Star-K on September 22, 2014.

General Electric Ranges/Ovens
If you have purchased a GE oven or range within the last year, the Sabbath Mode instructions may state: "To turn the oven off, press Cancel/Off at any time. The oven will immediately turn off and ][ will change to ] indicating that the oven has turned off."

Alternatively, your instructions might read:
"To turn the oven off, press Cancel/Off at any time. At a random time between 30 seconds and 1 minute, the ][ icon will change to the ] icon, indicating that the oven has turned off."

Please note: You may NOT turn the oven off on Shabbos or Yom Tov. These instructions apply only after Shabbos/YomTov when you want to reset the oven to normal, non-Sabbath Mode.

For further information, please see http://www.star-k.org/cons-appl-ge-ovenprods.htm or contact the Star-K at 410-484-4110, or info@star-k.org

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4698

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 7, 2014.

Goya de Puerto Rico, Tradewind Foods de Puerto Rico Inc. is recalling the following products due to a possible can seam defect that may compromise the integrity of the product:

  • Goya Black Beans Frijoles Negros 15.5 oz (439g); Lots A2466 8 BB 06/21/18 and Lot A2466 8 BB 08/06/18
  • Goya Whole Green Peas Chicharos 15.5 oz (439g); Lot A2461 8 BB 07/09/18
  • Pink Beans sold under two brand names Goya and Jibarito (see labels description below) Goya Pink Beans Habichuelas Rosadas 15.5 oz. (439g) El Jibarito Habichuelas Rosadas 15.5 oz. (439g); ots A2406 8 BB 07/12/18; A2406 8 BB 08/07/18; A2406 8 BB 08/09/18; A 2406 8 BB 08/14/18, A2406 8 BB 08/14/18(6 pack); A2406 8 BB 09/05/18; A2406 8 BB 09/16/18; A2406 8 BB 09/10/18; and A 2031 8 BB 08/14/18 (rosadas pink}-jibarito)
  • Goya Chick Peas Garbanzos 15.5 oz. (439g); Lot A2422 8 BB 07/11/18
  • Goya Red Kidney Beans Habichuelas Coloradas 15.5 oz. (439 g); Lots: A2402 8 BB 08/08/18; A 2402 8 BB 09/05/18 and A2402 8 BB 04/02/19
  • Goya Pinto Beans Habichuelas Pintas 15.5 oz. (439g); Lot A2437 8 BB 08/09/18
  • Goya Small Red Beans Habichuelas Coloradas Pequenas 15.5 OZ (439g); Lot A2420 BB 09/06/18

These products were distributed domestic to Puerto Rico and USA (NY,MA,NJ,TX,IL,FL,GA,CA,VA) and Internationally (Aruba, Curacao,Virgen Gorda, Angilla, Antilles, Saint Barts, Dominica, St.Vincent, Barbados, Saint Marteen, Saint Thomas, Monserrat, Grenada, Antigua, Tortolo, Nevis, St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Johns, and St. Croix)

Ed. note: Not all products mentioned may be kosher

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4717

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on October 8, 2014.

Twinlab: As indicated on the product label, Twinlab Triple Action Oral Health Dots™ (tablets) contain a dairy ingredient. The product was inadvertently labeled Star-K. Future labels will bear a Star-D Dairy symbol. The product is Cholov Stam.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4716

The following kashrus advisory is from the OU dated October 6, 2014.

Jolly Rancher, The Hershey Company: Not all Jolly Rancher products are kosher. Jolly Rancher Bites - soft chewy candy are kosher when bearing an OU after the ingredient panel. Jolly Rancher Bites – filled gummies are not kosher and do not bear the OU. Consumers must always check for the presence of a kosher symbol on a package, especially with brands that include kosher and non-kosher varieties.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4715

The following kashrus alert is from the OU dated October 6, 2014.

Pop Crazy 3 Piece Seasoning Pack, Focus Products Group International, LLC Lincolnshire, IL: The Orthodox Union certifies various Pop Crazy seasonings. Some seasonings contain dairy and are certified OU-D, and others do not contain dairy and are certified OU pareve. Pop Crazy 3 Piece Seasoning Pack contains both dairy and pareve seasonings and were mistakenly labeled with a plain OU Symbol. The Buffalo Seasoning and Ranch Seasoning are OU-D and contain dairy, as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. The Caramel Seasoning is certified as OU pareve. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4714

The following sabbath mode alert is from the Star-K on October 6, 2014.

LG & KitchenAid Ranges
"We have received reports that many of the cooktops on these ranges have a 12 hour shutoff, and will not stay on throughout YomTov. We recommend that you test your range before YomTov to see if it has this shutoff."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4713

The following gluten allergen alert is from the FDA on October 1, 2014.

Natural Blue Diamond Almonds Artisan Nut-Thins crafted with brown rice, almonds & Chia Seeds Wheat & Gluten free Net wt. 4.25 oz. Box. (120.5g) Cracker Snacks UPC: 41570 10938 Best Before Dates: AUG 06 15 and AUG 07 15 Manufactured for: Blue Diamond Growers 1802 C St. Sacramento, CA 95811 was voluntarily recalled because Gluten Protein detected up to 50 ppm in product with gluten free statement. Product was shipped to the following States: WA, CA, NY, WI, TX, CO, PA, IN, MD and IL.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4712

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 1, 2014.

Lakewood Organic Fresh Pressed GMO Free Pure Apple Cold Pressed Not from Concentrate Juice Fruit 32 FL OZ (1 QT) 946 mL Lakewood Miami, FL 33127 has been voluntarily recalled because it was found to have levels of inorganic arsenic that exceeds FDA levels of concern limits. This prooduct was distributed in CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IN, MO, NH, NY, PA, TX, and WA.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4711

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on October 2, 2014.

Effective immediately, Salem Botanicals of Carneys Point, NJ, is no longer under Star-K certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4710
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