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The following kashrus alert is from the Wisconsin K on May 19, 2015.

This is too inform that Daily Chef Strawberry Cheesecake sold at SAMS CLUB has an Unauthorized Wisc K Logo on the package.
The cake is Kosher but the topping and fruit are done individually in each store which are not supervised and should not be purchased as Kosher.
Corrective action has been taken.
Any other Daily Chef Cheese cakes with Wisc K Logo are acceptable for use.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4994

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth on May 19, 2015.

Please note that Thunder Toffee Vodka is currently NOT kosher certified and is NOT approved.

The Really Jewish Food Guide guidelines state:
"Flavoured vodkas should only be used when Kosher Approved".

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4993

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on May 18, 2015.

7 Select Caramel Popcorn, 7-Eleven Mexico: The Orthodox Union does not certify 7 Select Caramel Popcorn, made and sold in 7-Eleven stores in Mexico. Some packaging may bear an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4992

The following health alert is from the FDA on May 15, 2015.

Aurora Products, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of RAW MACADAMIA NUTS packaged under the Aurora brand label and various Store brand labels including Belmont Market, Citarella, Ernest & Klein, Gourmet Garage, Harvest Co – Op Market, Le District, Lees, Palmers Market, Walter Stewart, Whole Food Market and Wild By Nature.. Products are being recalled because they have the potential to contain Salmonella.
The product being recalled was distributed to retail stores in: CT, DC, DE, KY, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, WV.
The affected product listed below was produced by Aurora Products, Inc. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an outside company contracted by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in one retail container of Raw Macadamia product.
Consumers that have the product listed below are urged to not eat it and destroy the product or return it to the point of purchase. Customers with questions can contact Aurora Products, Inc. for further information at (800)-898-1048 between the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00 PM EST Monday – Friday.

AURORA BRANDED PRODUCT

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/10/15 – 12/30/15

PRIVATE LABEL PRODUCT

Private Label Products That Use Store Branded Labeling Include: Belmont Market, Citarella, Ernest & Klein, Gourmet Garage, Harvest Co – Op Market, Le District, Lees, Palmers Market, Walter Stewart, Whole Food Market and Wild By Nature.

Belmont Market Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/12/15 – 12/26/15

Citarella Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 1 - 50209 - 12050 - 1 12/30/15

Ernest Klein Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/26/15 – 1/8/16

Gourmet Garage Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 7 - 90845 - 05025 - 3 12/17/15 – 12/30/15

Harvest Co – Op Market Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 1/9/16

Le District Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/19/15

Lees Market Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/12/15

Palmers Market Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 1/8/16

Walter Stewart Market Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/11/15

Whole Foods Market Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 00083 - 0 12/10/15 – 1/6/16

 Wild By Nature Brand Products

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE or DATE CODE RANGE
MACADAMIA NUTS 8.0 oz. Plastic Cup 6 - 55852 - 70083 - 0 12/10/15 – 12/30/15

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4991

The following kashrus information is from the cRc on May 14, 2015.

The cRc constantly makes upgrades to its liquor list http://www.crcweb.org/alerts.php. The following are some of the recent updates:

  • Beer
    • Allagash Brewing Co (Assorted Varieties) – Not Recommended (the company produces wine beers)
    • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (Assorted Varieties) – Not Recommended (chametz she’avar alav hapesach)
  • Bourbon
    • Old Fitzgerald Bourbon – Recommended
  • Scotch
    • Monkey Shoulder Original Scotch – Recommended
    • The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year – Recommended, but only the original (non-Sherry cask) edition
    • The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill 12 Year – Recommended
    • The Balvenie Single Barrel Traditional Oak 25 Year – Recommended
  • Vodka
    • Grey Goose VX Vodka – Not Recommended (it is finished with a hint of precious cognac)
    • Taaka – Flavored Vodka (Assorted Varieties) – Not Recommended (no longer kosher certified.

Kashrut.com has links to a number of different Kosher Alcoholic Beverage Lists at http://www.kashrut.com/articles/liquor2

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4990

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on May 14, 2015.

DANONE ULTRAMEL ZERO erroneously bears the Beth Din logo. This product is NOT Kosher certified. The company apologises for the error. A

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4989

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on on November 12, 2014 and reissued May 12, 2015.

The following single serve coffee K cups under the PapaNicholas brand are dairy and bear an unauthorized cRc. Corrective measures are being taken.

  • Hazelnut Cappuccino
  • Dutch Cocoa
  • Cappuccino

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4756

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on May 12, 2015.

Ice cream sandwiches manufactured by Hunter Farms for Harris Teeter Stores bears a plain cRc logo. The "D" Dairy designation was mistakenly omitted. The product is indeed dairy, cholov stam, as indicated on the ingredient panel and Allergen alert. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4988

The following Mexican kashrus alert from KMD Mexico on May 10, 2015.

Se informa el establecimiento de Quesadillas de Mario que estaba ubicado en prolongación bosque de reforma dejo de contar con supervision kosher hace dos semanas.
En el mismo lugar venden tacos y aparece un letrero con el logotipo KMD este lugar no es Kosher, se pide tomar sus precauciones, se están tomando medidas para quitar este anuncio.

Translated by KMD: The Kosher certified restaurant Quesadillas Mario at Prolongacion Bosque de Reforma Av. in Mexico City has closed and a different (non-certified) restaurant opened in its place. But the old sign with the KMD symbol on it is still there. Please be informed that this place is not Kosher-certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4987

The following health alert is from the FDA on May 8, 2015.

Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are being recalled by the firm.

  • 1-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of “21111 10035” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 2-lb bags of soybean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC Code of “21112 58772” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 10-lb bags of soybean sprouts in black plastic bags labeled with a sticker “GOODSEED Soy Bean Sprouts” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 1-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC code of “21111 20136” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 2-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” “Keep Refrigerated” with a UPC code of “21111 25871” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
  • 10-lb bags of mung bean sprouts in clear plastic bags labeled with a sticker “GOODSEED Mung Bean Sprouts” produced on or after April 1, 2015.
These items were distributed to retail stores in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina.
The contamination was discovered after sampling by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Food Safety Program and subsequent analysis by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product.
Individuals who purchased soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts, distributed by Good Seed Inc. should return the product to the place of sale for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company directly at 703-392-0075 or the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food Safety Program at 804-786-1006.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4986
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