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The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on October 17, 2014.

Out of an abundance of caution, Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Asian Mix because the product contains peanuts that are not declared on the packaging.
The Publix Asian Mix was distributed to all Publix retail locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina. Publix Asian Mix is sold in 14 oz. clamshell containers in the Publix produce department with the UPC 41415-20286. The recall includes all sell-bydates between 01/03/15 and 02/03/15.
Publix discovered the undeclared allergen during in-house testing from the ingredient supplier. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Publix customers with additional questions may call our Customer Care Department at 1-800-242-1227 or by visiting our website at www.publix.comdisclaimer icon.


The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on October 17, 2014.

United Natural Trading LLC dba/ Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, Edison, New Jersey are recalling 22lb. bulk cases only (Lot# YOUI03) and Market Basket 12oz. tubs only (Lot# 14248) because they may contain undeclared peanuts.
The 22lb. bulk cases of Asian 7 Rice Cracker Mix, Lot # YOUI03 were supplied to Woodstock Farms from Suzhou Youi Foods Co., Ltd, No. 15 Dongyuan RD, Jinting Town, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China and distributed in Florida and Wisconsin.
The Market Basket 12oz. tubs of Asian 7 Rice Cracker Mix, Lot# 14248, Best By 9/5/15, UPC# 04970540898 were supplied to Woodstock Farms from Suzhou Youi Foods Co., Ltd and distributed in the MA, VT, CT, RI, ME.
The recall was initiated after a customer reported to us that they found a peanut fragment in the closed case of product at their facility during re-packing. Upon investigation it was discovered that the 22lb. original bulk cartons supplied to us from Suzhou Youi Foods Co., Ltd had contained a peanut fragment. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by failure to do proper allergen cleaning and training of personnel at Suzhou Youi Foods Co., Ltd.
Consumers who have purchased the 12oz. Market Basket tubs are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM EST at 800-526-4349.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4722

The following soy allergy alert is from the FDA on October 16, 2014.

New Hope Mills Manufacturing of Auburn, NY is recalling all Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix because it may contain undeclared soy.
New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix was distributed to distributors and retailers in NY, PA, NH, OK, and FL.
The affected product, New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix, can be identified as a 16 OZ bag in a boxboard box. The box itself is primarily red and white, and includes on the front of box, the New Hope Mills logo along with a picture of the Chia Pancakes. The UPC code on the box reads “07470353012”. The boxes affected will have one of the following “Best By Dates” on the bottom of the box: 11/13/2014, 11/14/2014, 2/26/2015, 7/29/2015, 10/4/2015, 12/13/2015
New Hope Mills was contacted on 10/15/2014 by The Raymond-Hadley Corp., the Contract Manufacturer of New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix. The Raymond-Hadley Corp. notified New Hope Mills that they had discovered that New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix was made with an ingredient containing soy and was produced and distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of soy.
Consumers who have purchased New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 315-252-2676. Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm, EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4721

The following Canadian yoshon information is from the COR on October 14, 2014.

The Yoshon cutoff dates for the following products are as follows:

Robin Hood and Five Roses Flours

Year

Date Code1

Plant Code

Comments

(1)4

250

547


(1)4

271

548

All flours except cake and pastry.


Still yoshon

548

Cake and Pastry Flour only


 

715

Still yoshon until Dec 2014

(1)4

278

640


1These numbers or lower are yoshon. Isolate the plant code from the full code that is printed on the bag and then find the year and date codes.

Flour - (COR 142) - code of 4279 7 or lower.

Flour - (COR 285) including No Name- Regular and Whole Wheat - are still yoshon. Organic Best Before code of 2015 OC 5 or earlier. Whole Wheat - BB code of 2015 AP 5 or earlier.

Great Plains, P&H, and Compliments (Metro) Brands Flour – If the number after PH in the code is ‘7’ a BB date of 2015 OC 6 or earlier. If it is ‘2’ it is still yoshon. Alternative coding; 4 279 7 or lower, x xxx 2 is still yoshon.

Bakers Hood, Creative Bakers, Sunspun  (COR323) - For plant code ‘MT’ a date code of (1)4 250 or lower, for ‘SK’ a date code of (1)4 271 or lower.

Robin Hood - Old Mill Oats – code of (1)4 279 or lower.

Quaker Oats (COR 112)

Any product that contains oats - date code of 0826P4 or earlier.

Costco Pack – last four digits of the Best Before coding of 4252 or lower (ignore the other codes, i.e. 2015 AU 08  4BI09H  4252).

Oat Bran cereal – still yoshon.

Wheat Bran, A.J. Pancake Mix – still yoshon

Muffets Shredded Wheat is always yoshon.

General Mills(mf’g in USA, for export to Canada only, OU certified)

Cheerios (excluding MultiGrain) – Still yoshon until end of October.

MultiGrain Cheerios - date code of 25AU 2015 or earlier is yoshon.

Nature Valley Granola bars - code of 29SE2015 or earlier are definitely yoshon (in variety packs you have to check the date on each bar, do not rely on the date printed on the exterior box). .

Fibre 1 cereal is always yoshon.

Weetabix

Weetabix reg. and org- still yoshon.

Alpen - Still yoshon.

Grain Shop High Fibre Crisp - - Still yoshon.

Presidents Choice (COR 123 or 1)

Fruity O’s - Still yoshon.

Toasted Oats O’s, Honey Nut Oats O’s- - Still yoshon.

Crunchy Maple Almond, Mixed Berry or Cranberry Almond - Not yet confirmed; a code of2015 SEP 18 or earlier is yoshon

Loads of Raisins Raisin Bran – still yoshon.

PC Blue Menu -Multigrain O’s - Still yoshon.

Fibre First, Fibre Plus Bran Flakes - still yoshon.

Crunchy Almond (dairy) - Not yet confirmed; a code of 2015 SEP 18 or earlier is yoshon

Bran Flakes - still yoshon.

PC Organics- Wheat Squares and Raisin Bran - still yoshon

Compliments (COR 313)

Crunchy Corn - Still yoshon.

Balance Multigrain Flakes with Almonds or Triple Berry - Not yet confirmed. A code of15 SE 18 or earlier is yoshon

Balance Wheat Squares and Bran Flakes – still yoshon.

Balance Very High Fibre Bran – still yoshon.

Organic-Multigrain Squares and Raisin Bran

Kellogg Canada (COR 246)

All Bran, Raisin Bran, Bran Flakes, Corn Flakes, Honeynut Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes and Rice Krispies – are still yoshon.                                                                  

Special K - still yoshon (product has been reformulated and is now Dairy. Products that are not marked as dairy are indeed pareve).

Corn Pops and Froot Loops - best before date of 2015 AU 14 or earlier – not confirmed.

Just Right - best before date of 2015 AU 14 or earlier – not confirmed.

Muslix (all types) - best before date of 2015 AU 14 or earlier.

Bran Buds – still yoshon.

Post Cereals (COR 114)

Shredded Wheat, Spoon Size Shredded Wheat - Regular, Honey Toasted, Cinnamon and Wheat ‘n Bran, Light Wheat Squares and Triscuit Crackers (all types) are always yoshon.

Shreddies - Regular, Honey, and Maple Crunch, Dark Wheat Squares and 100% Bran- still yoshon.

Cranberry Almond and Cherry Almond Crunch, Blueberry Pomegranate Ancient Grains and Nut Medley - Not yet confirmed. Any code of2015 AU 17 or earlier is yoshon

Barley – product in stores will start to change shortly.

Kosher City flour, barley repacked by Kosher City is yoshon.

Kolbo - has yoshon barley and flour.

NuPak Barley -code of 4272 or lower is still yoshon.

Quik Kook Barley -code of 4748 or lower is still yoshon.


Pasta

Primo (COR 78) – still yoshon (until Dec).

Italpasta (COR136) – still yoshon – will change the week of Oct 27.

All other pasta with a COR 136 –same code as Italpasta

Unico - same coding as for Primo.

Ronzoni (Catelli & Lancia) (COR 235)-All pasta is still yoshon.

Grisspasta – still yoshon – will change the week of Oct 27.

Ferenez (Mama)‘MK’ - products will remain yoshon.

Maison Egg Noodles (MK) – still yoshon.


Pita

Pita Bros - will remain Yoshon.

Wraps (COR 722) – are still yoshon.

Lenchner’s- will remain Yoshon

Uri Pastries- will remain Yoshon

Maison Puff Pastry (COR 571) - will remain Yoshon

 

Local Establishments - This section is not yet finalized


Please Note:

The above information applies to products manufactured in Canada only.

BB/MA = Best Before/Meilleur Avant (not Best Before ‘May’).

Changes are going on daily. Don’t postpone your yoshon purchases.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4720

The following kashrus alert is from the the Atlanta Kashrus Commission on October 14, 2014.

Pita Palace 1658 Lavista is no longer under akc supervision.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4718

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
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