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The following kashrus alert is from the Vaad Hakashrus of Flatbush on August 27, 2015.

Effective immediately (8/27/15)the Vaad Hakashrus of Flatbush has terminated its hechsher on Hunan West located at 6165 Strickland Avenue Brooklyn, NY.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5117

The following Brazilian kashrus alert is from the BKD on August 27, 2015 .

Aproveitamos para lembrar ao público consumidor que as carnes Swift Kosher aprovadas pelo BDK e VAAD precisam conter imprescindivelmente os seguintes selos na embalagem:
Selo holográfico da BDK
E selo verde BDK e Vaad para Beit Yossef ou selo amarelo BDK para chalak.
Qualquer outro tipo de selo ou rótulo, não é aprovado por nós!

Translated by Google translate:
We take this opportunity to remind the public that the consumer Swift Kosher meats approved by the BDK and Vaad must indispensably contain the following labels on the packaging:
Holographic seal BDK
And Green Seal BDK and Vaad to Beit Yosef or yellow seal BDK to Chalak .
Any other type of seal or label is not approved by us !

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5116

The following health alert is from the FDA on August 26, 2015.

General Mills today announced a voluntary Class I recall of a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans produced over two days in March 2014. The recall is being issued as a precaution after one package of finished product tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
This voluntary recall is limited to 10-ounce bags of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans with either of two “Better If Used By” dates printed on the package:

  • 10APR2016
  • 11APR2016

The recalled product was produced and packaged in 2014. No other varieties or production dates of Cascadian Farm products are affected by this recall.
The Cascadian Farm frozen cut green beans were distributed to retail establishments nationwide.
Consumers are urged to dispose of the products affected by this recall. Consumers who have products covered by this recall may contact Cascadian Farm Consumer Relations at 1-800-624-4123 for a replacement.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5115

The following health alert is from the FDA on August 25, 2015.

Sid Wainer and Son of New Bedford, MA is voluntarily recalling Jansal Valley brand Raw Macadamia Nuts, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The product is packaged in a plastic bag labeled as Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts, packaged in both a one pound and eight ounce size with Lot code 469566.
Raw Macadamia Nuts were distributed Nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders
Random third party testing found presence of Salmonella in the one pound package of Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts.
Consumers who have purchased 1 pound or 8 ounce packages of Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts are urged to return them to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-423-8333 at extension 168 or 119 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5114

The following American and Canadian milk allergy alert is from the FDA on August 25, 2015 and CFIA on August 26, 2015.

Jo’s Candies of Torrance, California is voluntarily recalling Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt (SKU 55024), because it may contain milk, which was not declared on the label.
The Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt is packaged in an 8 oz. clear tub. The potentially affected product was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores nationwide. The voluntary recall was initiated by Jo’s Candies after Trader Joe’s was contacted by a customer.
Customers who have purchased the Dark Chocolate covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt may return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Jo’s Candies at (310) 257-0260 8:00 AM- 5:00PM PST, Monday-Friday.
All lots of Dark Chocolate covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt are being recalled, see the lot codes listed below. Refer to the picture and location of the lot code on the container. The lot code may be found on the clear side panel to the right or left of the label containing the product name.

UPCProduct Description“BEST BY”
Dates
00550246Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt - 8 oz. clear tub16 Mar 2016, 17 Mar 2016, 18 Mar 2016, 19 Mar 2016, 20 Mar 2016, 21 Mar 2016, 22 Mar 2016, 30 Mar 2016,
03 Apr 2016, 04 Apr 2016, 05 Apr 2016, 08 Apr 2016, 09 Apr 2016, 10 Apr 2016, 11 Apr 2016, 12 Apr 2016, 15 Apr 2016, 16 Apr 2016, 17 Apr 2016, 18 Apr 2016, 19 Apr 2016, 22 Apr 2016, 23 Apr 2016, 26 Apr 2016, 29 Apr 2016, 30 Apr 2016,
01 May 2016, 02 May 2016, 03 May 2016, 09 May 2016, 11 May 2016, 13 May 2016, 14 May 2016

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5111

The following kashrus alert is from Kosherquest.org in Los Angeles on August 13, 2015.

The KCSS (Rabbi Elazar FRankel) has found an insect infestation in East and West Gourmet Afghan Foods Spinach products, certified Kosher by the KCS. The KCS has alerted this company to put a hold on this product until further notice. It is NOT currently under the supervision of the KCS.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5113

The following kashrus alert is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on August 21, 2015.

QT Update:
QT Hot Cappuccinos are no longer recommended except for Hershey’s Cookies ‘N Cream
All QT Smoothies and Frozen Cappuccinos are not kosher at this time.

Kashrus information on QT Drinks at www.kashrut.com/consumer/QT.


The following kashrus alert is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on June 4, 2015.

QT Update:
The following QT products are no longer acceptable at this time.

  • Jolly Rancher Frozen Beverage - Watermelon (Dairy)
  • ALL QT FROZEN Cappuccinos and Horchata are not acceptable at this time.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5012

The following kashrus alert is from the http://yudelstake.blogspot.com on August 23, 2015.

Kashrus Alert- Creatine vitamin and Krill oil are not kosher
They are being distributed in Lakewood by individuals that don't realize their non-kosher status.

Ed. note: Kashrut.com has information on Kosher Over the Counter Medications, Vitamins and Supplements at www.kashrut.com/articles/medicine_list

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5112

The following Israeli kashrus alert was reported by Haaretz with additonal information from the OK on August 24, 2015.

"In Israel, a company named IBBL Spirits is the official importer of Johnnie Walker (and many other alcoholic products) and is authorized by Diageo, the British multinational alcoholic beverages company that owns the Johnnie Walker brand."
"Another Israeli importer, Paneco Group, has been importing and selling Johnnie Walker (in particular the Black Label edition, and at a lower price). The bottles it sells bear a label stating the whiskey is kosher and under the OK's supervision, and has the approval of the Chief Rabbinate." This turns not to be the case according to the Israeli Chief Rabbinate.

From the OK: OK Kosher Certification will only stand behind the kashrus of the Johnnie Walker products when bearing the label shown here and showing the distributors name – IBBLS (Israel Beer Breweries Ltd).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5109

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof on August 21, 2015.

Please be advised that Rosemary & Olive Oil Kettle Cooked Potato Chips distributed by Deep River Snacks was mistakenly labeled with the KOF-K PAREVE and DAIRY logo. THIS PRODUCT IS IN FACT KOF-K DAIRY. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5110
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