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The following health alert is from the FDA on February 18, 2015.

Tri-Union Seafoods, L.L.C dba Chicken of the Sea is recalling Chunk Light Tuna in Water 12oz cans because they may contain metal pieces from a broken piece of equipment used to produce the tuna. The recalled product is Chicken of the Sea brand Chunk Light Tuna, Case UPC is 4800001164 and the Label UPC is 0 4800001164 0. 100 cases (24 cans/case) with a Lot Code: 9R5BE SCAFB, Best By Date: 11/5/17 This product was distributed in the US: GA and FL.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4893

The following Mexican kashrus alert from KMD Mexico translated by google translate on February 20, 2015.

The Kashrus certification of the Sanborns restaurant located in the Centro Comercial El Triangulo ( Tecamachalco ) is temporarily suspended until further notice.

Translated by Google translate: Restaurante Sanborns ubicado en el Centro Comercial El Triangulo (Tecamachalco) está suspendida temporalmente hasta nuevo aviso.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4892

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on February 24, 2015.

Due to a technical malfunction at the Eitan Vaal Farm, all vegetables must be checked / cleaned using the same methods as for regular vegetables*, until further notice.

Kashrut.com has links to information on washing and checking vegetables at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#WASHING

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4891

The following kashrus information is from the Chicago Rabbincal Council Twitter feed on February 22, 2012 with additional information from the OU and reconfirmed by the OU on February 23, 2015.

Any Double Bubble gum that is made by Concord Confectionery in Canada is certified by the OU even without the OU on the label.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3772

The following health alert is from the CFIA on February 10, 2015 and CFIA on February 20, 2015..

Elite Salads International is recalling Elite Salads brand White Fish from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Elite Salads White Fish 200 g Best Before Mar. 15, 2015 7 77739 00060 0
Elite Salads White Fish 200 g Best Before Feb. 25, 2015 7 77739 00060 0

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.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4882

The following kashrus advisory is from the COR Detroit on January 31, 2015 with additional informaation from the OU in response to a reader's question on February 19, 2015.

Most varieties of KRAFT STRING CHEESE and KRAFT TWISTS cheese are now OU certified, but only when bearing the OU-D on the label. Those bearing KD are not recommended.

Ed. note: The Polly O cheese at Costco which has an OU-D on the outside bag and KD on the inside bags is certified by the OU and is acceptable to use.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4877

The following egg allergy alert is from the FDA on February 18, 2015.

Chocolate By Design Inc. of Ronkonkoma, NY, is recalling its Milk Chocolate "Assorted Character Icing Pops", "Christmas Icing Pops" and "Triple Heart Icing Pops" because they contain undeclared eggs. The Icing Pops may also contain trace amounts of FD&C colors Yellow 5 or 6, Red 3 or 40, and/or Blue 1.
The Milk Chocolate “Assorted Character Pops”, “Christmas Icing Pops” and “Triple Heart Icing Pops” were sold to several customers in New York, New Jersey and Virginia from September 2014 through February 1, 2015 for retail sales.
The milk chocolate Icing Pops are made to order and sold in unmarked bulk boxes containing 24 assorted Icing Pops per box. Each Icing Pop is individually wrapped for retail sale in 2 oz. clear cellophane with a curl ribbon closure. The Icing Pops are not coded.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered during the current FDA inspection that the Milk Chocolate Icing Pops were distributed in packaging that did not revea: the presence of egg and the certified food colors. Production of the "Assorted Character Icing Pops", "Christmas Icing Pops" and "Triple Heart Icing Pops" has been suspended until the labeling has been corrected.
Consumers who have purchased any of the 2 oz. "Assorted Character Icing Pops", "Christmas Icing Pops" and "Triple Heart Icing Pops" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-631-737-0082, Mon - Friday 9 am - 4 pm EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4889

The following almond allergy alert is from the FDA on February 16, 2015.

Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of tubs of Breyers® No Sugar Added Salted Caramel Swirl because they may inadvertently contain almonds, which are not listed as an ingredient on the label.
The affected product was distributed in 1.5-quart (1.41L) paperboard tubs marked with a unit UPC of 7756738393, with a best before date of NOV2915GB, located on the bottom of the tub. No other best before dates are affected.
The product was distributed nationwide to limited retailers and reached consumers through retail stores. No product was shipped outside the U.S.
No Breyers® brand gelato, ice cream, or other frozen dairy dessert products are affected by this limited voluntary recall. No allergic reactions have been reported to date. The company initiated the recall as a result of a consumer complaint.
Consumers who have purchased boxes of the above product with the affected UPC and best before date are asked to immediately discontinue use of the product, retain the outer box and call 877-270-7402, which is operational 24 hours a day seven days a week, to request a replacement coupon.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4888

The following peanut allergy alert is from FDA on Feb. 18, 2015.

The FDA is advising people who are highly allergic to peanuts to consider avoiding products that contain ground cumin or cumin powder, because some shipments of these products have tested positive for undeclared peanut protein. People who are highly allergic or sensitive to peanuts may be at risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. Ground cumin may be sold as a spice, in a spice mix or kit, or as a minor ingredient when used in finished food products like soups and chilies. Most finished products are expected to have low amounts of ground cumin, and therefore low amounts of peanut protein. Products made before 2014 are unlikely to contain the affected ground cumin.
List of Recalled Products.


The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on January 29,2015 with additional information on February 9, 2015 and FDA3 on February 17, 2015.

Spiceco of Avenel, NJ is recalling PRIDE OF SZEGED SWEET HUNGARIAN PAPRIKA because it may contain undeclared Peanut Allergen.
This product was sold between September 18, 2014 and October 13, 2014 to distributors located in IL, NJ, CT, MI, FL, NY, OH, CA and MD .The State Of Virginia was incorrectly listed in the previously issued press releases.
Pride of Szeged Hungarian Paprika is packaged in a metal tin container with the lot numbers 091617PAHU05PS and 091717PAHU05PS printed on the lower edge of the lid and UPC Number 0 78006 00010 2.
The problem was brought to Spiceco’ s attention on January 27, 2015 after the Tennessee Department of Agriculture conducted a routine retail food product sampling in the Cleveland area on a 5 oz. container of Pride of Szeged Hungarian Paprika which revealed the presence of peanut allergen. Lot number 091617PAHU05PS showed positive for the presence of a peanut allergen not disclosed on the product label. Further investigation and testing revealed the presence of peanut allergen in LOT # 091617PAHU05PS and LOT# 091717PAHU05PS
Customers who have purchased the above described product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact the company at: 1–732–499-9070 Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4860

The following kashrus advisory is from Ricola in response to a reader's question on February 17, 2015.

Ricola Cough Drops are certified as kosher by Rabbi A Yafee Schlesinger. Ricola Pastilles /Soft Pastilles, Fresh Pearls Breath Mints and the Ricola Sticks (sold in convenience stores) are not kosher.

List of kosher throat lozenges is at www.kashrut.com/articles/medicine_list/#LOZENGES.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4887
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