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Israeli Health Alert - Maadanei Galil Frozen Ground Chicken.

December 28, 2020 from health.gov.il

Public announcement by Maadanei Galil Co.:

Selected Agricultural Produce Ltd. announces a recall of the product “Frozen Ground Chicken”.

An examination conducted by the Tel Aviv Health Bureau's food service foundbacteria of the type Salmonella in the product “Frozen Ground Chicken”, 500-gram package, produced on the 02.12.2020 (best before 01.02.2021)

Manufacturer: “Selected Agricultural Produce Ltd.” Barcode: 3415663. Customers in possession of the product are requested not to consume it. In coordination with the Food Service at the Ministry of Health, “Selected Agricultural Produce Ltd.” is performing a recall of the product from the marketing channels.

Customer service: 03-7357100

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Continental Glatt Kosher Meats Corp. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection -Updated with RETAIL CONSIGNEES

December 4, 2020 from the USDA:

Continental Glatt Kosher Meats Corp., doing business as First Choice Kosher Meat & Deli Inc., a Spring Valley, N.Y. firm, is recalling approximately 61,504 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The RTE meat and poultry items were produced on various dates from June 26, 2020, through Nov. 20, 2020, with various sell-by dates ranging from October 2, 2020, through April 18, 2021. The products subject to the recall can be found on the following spreadsheet. List is also below

Product Lables and Pictures of recalled products is here.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 40009” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in New York.

The problem was discovered when the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets alerted FSIS about meat and poultry products produced by Continental Glatt Kosher Meats Corp., without the benefit of federal inspection and bearing the mark of inspection from another establishment without authorization.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Abraham Gruenzweig, Production Manager, Continental Glatt Kosher Meats Corp at (845) 659-4733.

December 29, 2020 from the USDA:

The lists of retail consignees have been updated for recalls:

United States Food Safety Department of and Inspection Agriculture Service RETAIL CONSIGNEES FOR FSIS RECALL 028-2020 FSIS has reason to believe that the f ollowing retail location(s) received ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products that have been recalled by Continental Glatt Kosher Meats Corp., doing business as First Choice Kosher Meat & Deli Inc., a Spring Valley, N.Y. f irm.

This listmaynot include all retail locations thathavereceivedthe recalledproduct ormayincluderetail locations that didnotactuallyreceivetherecalledproduct. Therefore,it isimportantthat you use the product-specific identification information, available at https://www.f sis.usda.gov/wps/portal/f sis/topics/recalls-an d-public-health-alerts/recall-case- archive/archive/2020/recall-028-2020-release,in addition to this listof retailstores,to check meator poultry products in your possession to see if they have been recalled.

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Sunstar Americas Inc. Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Paroex® Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% Due to Microbial Contamination

December 28, 2020 from FDA:

Schaumburg, Illinois, Sunstar Americas, Inc. (SAI) is voluntarily recalling Paroex® Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% products bearing an expiration date from 12/31/2020 – 9/30/2022 to the consumer level. This product may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia lata. This is an expansion of the recall initially announced on October 27, 2020.

To date, 29 adverse events have been reported to SAI related to this recall. Affected patients tested positive for Burkholderia lata infections, typically found in sputum cultures while under treatment for other serious medical conditions. Use of the contaminated product on patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions, including those infected with Covid-19, is particularly unsafe.

The prescription oral rinse product, available through healthcare professionals only, is indicated for use as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis and is packaged as follows:

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact SAI by phone at 1-800-528-8537 or email us.pcr@us.sunstar.com on Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm CST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this drug product.

Affected products and lot numbers follow below:

Product name:

Paroex® Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12%

Size/ Form:

16 fl.oz. Amber Bottles

NDC #:

052376-021-02

Product Code:

1789P

Lots Recalled:

ALL LOTS with expiration date from Dec. 31, 2020 through Sep. 30, 2022





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Kashrut Alert - HARIBO GUMMI CANDY

December 28, 2020 from the COR Detroit with information from Paskesz:

HARIBO GUMMI CANDY in the general market contains animal gelatin and is not Kosher. Only special productions that state Distributed by Paskesz, with prominent Kosher marking from Rabbi O.Y. Westheim / Rabbi Shulem Landau printed on the front and back of the package, are Kosher, and are made with Kosher fish gelatin. Some packages found in Israel, and possibly other locations, have a sticker on the back stating in Hebrew “Kosher certified by Chug HaRambam of France". This product is not Kosher and the sticker is fraudulent. It was applied without Haribo's knowledge or approval.


The following kashrus alert is from a reader on November 12, 2009.

Some of the Haribo jellyfish and other Haribo products in the kosher section in Shaw's in Canton, MA are not kosher and are also made with animal gelatin. The same brand makes specials kosher runs (with fish Gelatin) and are distributed by Paskesz Candies.
Ed. note: Always look for the kosher symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2899

Kashrut Information - BROWNBERRY STUFFING:

December 28, 2020 from the COR Detroit:

BROWNBERRY STUFFING: Most Brownberry Stuffing is no longer OU certified and does not bear the OU symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7456

Israeli produce Alert

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Kashrut Alert - ORE-IDA FROZEN POTATO PRODUCTS

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4876

Israeli Health Alert - Jerusalem Olives and Olive Oil Marketing Ltd.

December 23, 2020 from health.gov.il

An announcement from Jerusalem Olives and Olive Oil Marketing Ltd.: Upon inspection by the Food Service in the Central District Public Health Bureau it was found that labeling on bottles of 1 liter lighting oil and 4 liters mixed oil is false and may be misleading to the public.

Lighting Oil 1 Liter Barcode: 7290001855232
Manufacturer: Jerusalem Olives and Olive Oil Marketing Ltd., 10 HaBazelet Street, Tzur Yigal

Mixed Oil 4 Liter Barcode: 7290001855089
Manufacturer: Jerusalem Olives and Olive Oil Marketing Ltd., 10 HaBazelet Street, Tzur Yigal

While the label indicates that the product contains vegetable oil, we are to clarify that the vegetable oil is refined soy oil only. We will take it upon ourselves to correct the labeling indication to make it clearer. It is important for us to clarify that this oil is refined soy oil.
The error is in the labeling. We commit to recall the oil from shelves and to take back any bottle to be returned by customers. You may contact us at 09-7493450: Jerusalem Olives and Olive Oil Marketing Ltd.

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Israeli Health Alert - "Neviot-Teva-Hagalil" wishes to inform its consumer public: Traces of mold were found in a small number of mineral water bottles, volume of 1.5 liters.

December 23, 2020 from health.gov.il

The bottles are labeled with "Best Before" dates 15.11.2021 and manufacturing codes 151120099 and 151120109. Anyone of possession of a bottle from those specified above is urged not to consume it and to call our customer service center at 1800-224-041 in order to arrange for its return and to receive another product in its place. The Company is taking actions to recall the product.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A7454

South African Yoshon Bulletin

December 25, 2020 from the South African Beth Din:

Please note that Orits challah, mini challas, challa rolls KosherWorld challa and all fresh rolls are not yoshon this week and next week.

This is due to supplier mixing up the flour delivery and will be rectified ASAP.

ALL FROZEN PRODUCTS, FRESHLY BAKED CINNABUNS AND BISCUITS REMAIN YOSHON.

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