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Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness Drink

June 17, 2016 from the OU:
Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness Organic Fruit Drink, Honest Tea, Bathesda MD: The Orthodox Union does not certify Honest Kids Goodness Grapeness fruit drink. This product is being sold in 6 ounce cartons that were placed in large bags that bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5515

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Missing "Dairy" Designation

June 15, 2016, - From the COR:
President’s Choice Dulce De Leche Cheesecake was inadvertently labeled without a ‘dairy’ designation. The product is DAIRY and kosher certified. Corrective measures are being taken

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5514

Flavour Pasta Sauce Missing "Dairy" Designation

June 15, 2016, - From the COR:
Thick & Zesty Romano Cheese & Basil Flavour Pasta Sauce: Some product labels were produced bearing a COR 125 symbol without the "Dairy" designation. These products are dairy
Note: This is a newly certified kosher product. Product without the COR is not kosher. Always make sure to look for the COR symbol before purchasing this or any product, as similar looking product may be of a non-kosher variety.
Corrective measures have been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5513

Post Consumer Brands Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Great Grains Protein Blend – Honey, Oats & Seeds Cereal Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

June 10, 2016 - From the FDA:

Post Consumer Brands is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of its Great Grains Protein Blend – Honey, Oats & Seeds cereal because it contains sunflower seeds that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The sunflower seeds were obtained from a supplier, SunOpta, which recalled its ingredient.
The recalled items were sold in packaging similar to the image below and can be identified by a “Best when used by” code printed on the top of the box. Only the following codes are affected by this recall:

  • AUG1416
  • NOV1016
  • AUG1516
  • NOV1116
  • AUG1616
  • NOV1216
  • AUG1716
  • FEB1817
  • NOV0916
  • FEB1917

Recalled products were distributed to customers throughout the United States and sold through retail stores nationwide. No other Post products are affected by this action.

Consumers should not consume these products. Products may be returned to the point of purchase for a refund or discarded. Consumers seeking information can visit the website, www.postconsumerbrands.com/greatgrains or contact the company at 1-800-431-7678 Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00 PM Eastern time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5512

Update to Frito-Lay Recall of Select Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided

June 10, 2016 - From the FDA:

Frito-Lay today issued an update to its previously announced voluntary recall of select Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided due to a potential undeclared peanut allergen. The specific Rold Gold products remain unchanged. This communication updates the “use by” dates for two of the impacted multipack products that might contain the affected Rold Gold 1 oz. Tiny Twists pretzels. The updated information is:

  • 20 count Baked & Popped Mix -- “use by” dates ranging from May 31 – August 9, 2016
  • 32 count Fun Times Mix -- “use by” dates ranging from May 31 – August 9, 2016
Consumers with any product noted above can return the product to retailer for a full refund, or contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST, Mon.-Fri.) at 1-888-256-3090 or www.pretzelrecall.com.

Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Recall of Select Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided Due to Potential Undeclared Peanut Allergen

June 6, 2016 - From the FDA:

Frito-Lay today announced a voluntary recall of select Rold Gold Tiny Twists, Rold Gold Thins, Rold Gold Sticks and Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided due to a potential undeclared peanut allergen.
This recall is the direct result of a recent recall by a Frito-Lay supplier of certain lots of flour for undeclared peanut residue. The Rold Gold products subject to the recall may have been produced using the recalled flour and, as a result, these Rold Gold products may contain low levels of undeclared peanut residue. More information about the flour recall can be found on the FDA’s website at: http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/SafetyAlertsAdvisories/ucm504002.htm.
The affected Rold Gold packages are sold in retail stores and via foodservice and vending customers throughout the United States, and have “guaranteed fresh” dates ranging from June 28, 2016 - August 23, 2016 on the front of the package. Directly underneath the “guaranteed fresh” date is a 9-digit manufacturing code that includes the numbers “32” in the second and third position (example: x32xxxxxx). The following products with the above-described “guaranteed fresh” dates and manufacturing codes are impacted:

  • Rold Gold Tiny Twists - 1 oz. , 2 oz., 16 oz. and 20½ oz.
  • Rold Gold Thins - 4 oz. and 16 oz.
  • Rold Gold Sticks - 16 oz.
  • Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided - 10 oz.
It is important to note that products that do not include 32 in the second and third positions of the manufacturing code are not impacted. The Rold Gold Tiny Twists are also included in select multipack offerings. The impacted multipacks have “use by” dates on the front of the package. Directly next to or underneath the “use by” date is a 11-digit manufacturing code that will include the letter combination AM, TO, QH, QC or SW in the second and third position (example: xAMxxxxxxxx). The impacted products have different, varying “use by” dates, including:
  • 20 count Baked & Popped Mix -- “use by” dates ranging from May 31 - July 26, 2016
  • 20 count SunChips & Rold Gold Mix -- “use by” dates ranging from June 14 - August 9, 2016
  • 32 count Fun Times Mix -- “use by” dates ranging from June 14 - August 9, 2016
  • 30 count Baked & Popped Variety Pack -- “use by” dates ranging from June 14 - August 9, 2016
  • 30 count Home Town Favorite Variety Pack -- “use by” dates ranging from May 31 - July 26, 2016

Consumers with any product noted above can return the product to retailer for a full refund, or contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations (9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST, Mon.-Fri.) at 1-888-256-3090 or www.pretzelrecall.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5508

Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Certain Snacks for Potential Undeclared Peanut Residue Due to Flour Supplier Recall

June 13, 2016 - From the FDA:

Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) today announced that it is voluntarily recalling certain varieties and limited dates of production of Mother's®, Keebler®, Kellogg's® Special K® brownies, Murray® and Famous Amos® snacks and cookies because they may contain undeclared peanut residue. Kellogg initiated the recall after its supplier, Grain Craft, recalled wheat flour that has the potential to contain low levels of peanut residue. A list of recalled products is here

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5511

Creative Snacks Co. Issues Further Expanded Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes Including Sunflower Seeds Due to Possible Health RiskCreative Snacks Co. Issues Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail

June 13, 2016 - From the FDA:

Creative Snacks Co. of Greensboro, North Carolina is expanding their recall of specific lot codes of bulk and packaged sunflower seed products due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. We have been notified by SunOpta, our sunflower seed supplier, that the company has issued a further expanded voluntary recall for sunflower seeds that were processed in their Crookston, Minnesota facility between May 31, 2015 and January 31, 2016.
Creative Snacks is recalling all products that contain the SunOpta sunflower seeds in question. The product being recalled has been distributed to retailers nationwide and is being sold in a variety of formats including plastic rigid containers, small re-sealable bags and in bulk. The recalled products are: Creative Snacks Co. Brain Food – 3.5 oz Snack Bag, Creative Snacks Co. Brain Food – Virgin Air – 3.5 oz Snack Bag, Creative Snacks Co. Brain Food - 10 lb. Bulk, The Fresh Market Brain Food – 25 lb bulk, The Fresh Market Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup, Creative Snacks Co. Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup, Publishers Clearing House – Brain Food – 8 oz bag, The Fresh Market Healthy Snackin' – 25 lb bulk, Plentiful Planet Heart Smart Mix – 25 lb bulk, Publishers Clearing House - Heart Smart Mix – 8 oz bag, Creative Snacks Co. Heart Smart – 3.5 oz Snack Bags, Creative Snacks Co. Heart Smart – 9.5 oz cup, Creative Snacks Co. Heart Smart Mix – 10 lb bulk, Creative Snacks Co. Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 9 oz cup, Creative Snacks Co. Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk, Plentiful Planet Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 25 lb bulk, Plentiful Planet Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk, Creative Snacks Co. Sunny Day Splendor – 10 lb bulk, Creative Snacks Co. Sunny Day Splendor – 10 oz cup, Creative Snacks Co. Hold the Salt! – 10 lb bulk, Creative Snacks Co. Hold the Salt! – 8.5 oz cup
A full list is here.


Creative Snacks Co. Issues Recall on Sunflower Seeds and Trail Mixes Including Sunflower Seeds

May 5, 2016 from the FDA:
Creative Snacks Co. of Greensboro, North Carolina is recalling specific lot codes of bulk and packaged sunflower seed products due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. We have been notified by SunOpta, our sunflower seed supplier, that the company has issued a voluntary recall for sunflower seeds that were processed in their Crookston, Minnesota facility between February 1, 2016 and February 19, 2016.
Creative Snacks is recalling all products that contain the SunOpta sunflower seeds in question. The product being recalled has been distributed to retailers nationwide and is being sold in a variety of formats including plastic rigid containers, small re-sealable bags and in bulk. These products include:

Item Description UPC Lot Number Best Before Date
Creative Snacks Co.
Brain Food – 3.5 oz Snack Bag
816512015124 6625030816
6641031516
6659032416
6680033116
6698040516
1/2/2017
1/9/2017
1/18/2017
1/25/2017
1/30/2017
Creative Snacks Co.
Brain Food - 10 lb. Bulk
816512013021 1180031016
4870032116
4895033016
4910040416
 
The Fresh Market
Brain Food – 25 lb bulk
n/a 1180031016
1205032216
1242033116
 
The Fresh Market
Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup
737094218270 3067030916 11/4/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Brain Food – 9.5 oz cup
855983002073 2675030316
2704031016
2711031416
2766032416
2816040416
10/29/2016
11/5/2016
11/9/2016
11/19/2016
11/30/2016
The Fresh Market
Healthy Snackin’ – 25 lb bulk
  1203032216
1224032916
 
Plentiful Planet
Heart Smart Mix– 25 lb bulk
030684710285 1224032916
1156030316
1204032216
 
Publishers Clearing House
Heart Smart Mix – 8 oz bag
n/a 6710041216 12/8/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Heart Smart – 3.5 oz Snack Bags
816512012130 6620030316
6627030916
6640031516
6656032416
6673033016
6697040516
12/28/2016
1/3/2017
1/9/2017
1/18/2017
1/24/2017
1/30/2017
Creative Snacks Co.
Heart Smart – 9.5 oz cup
855983002066 2674030316
2764032416
2819040516
10/29/2016
11/19/2016
12/1/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Heart Smart Mix – 10 lb bulk
816512013014 1183031416
4869032116
4894033016
 
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 9 oz cup
816512011294 2741032216
2818040516
11/17/2016
12/1/2016
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk
816512011423 4900033116  
Plentiful Planet
Roasted, No Salt Sunflower Seeds – 25 lb bulk
077420417794 4891032916  
Creative Snacks Co.
Sunny Day Splendor – 10 lb bulk
816512014653 1192031716  
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk
816512013892 4861031816
4881032916
4903033116
 
Plentiful Planet
Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 10 lb bulk
077420000873 4869031816  
Creative Snacks Co.
Roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds – 9 oz cup
816512011218 2684030716
2742032216
2801033116
11/2/2016
11/17/2016
11/26/2016

Consumers who have purchased affected Creative Snacks Co. products with the Best Before dates listed above should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Best before dates can be found on bottom lower right corner of rigid containers and the back lower right corner of resealable snack bags. Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST at 336.668.4151, Lindsay Hancock, Creative Snacks Co.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5461

Fal Foods USA Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in DF Mavens Chocolate Almond Fudge Frozen Bars

June 9, 2016 - From the FDA:

Fal Foods USA, Inc. (Fal Foods USA) is voluntarily recalling one lot of DF Mavens brand Chocolate Almond Fudge Frozen Bars produced in our Astoria, New York, plant, because it contains undeclared milk.
DF Mavens brand Chocolate Almond Fudge Frozen Bars, Lot 15226, was shipped to customers in New York and New Jersey from Sept. 4, 2015 through Feb. 29, 2016 for further distribution to their customers.
DF Mavens brand Chocolate Almond Fudge Frozen Bars, Net Wt. 11.52 fl.oz. (340 mL), are packed 4 bars per box and bear UPC 855756004772. The recall is limited to Lot 15226 with "BEST BY" Date "021317" (located on top of box).
The recall was prompted by the complaint as the product is not supposed to contain milk. FDA sampling and analysis confirmed the presence of the milk allergen. The company and the FDA continue the investigation into the problem.
Consumers who have purchased DF Mavens brand Chocolate Almond Fudge Frozen Bars, Lot 15226, and are allergic to milk are urged not to consume the product and promptly return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 347-813-4705, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm, EDT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5510

Kosher Alert BJ’s Red Velvet Cake

June 9, 2016 from the OU:
Wellsley Farms Red Velvet Cake, BJ's, Westborough MA: The Orthodox Union does not certify Wellsley Farms Red Velvet Cake. Some labels for this product bear an unauthorized OU D Symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.
Some BJ's in store bakeries are certified as kosher-dairy by the Kof-K.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5509

Brown & Haley Expands Voluntary Recall of Mountain Thins “Trail Mix” Flavor Because of Possible Health Riskk

June 3, 2016 from the FDA
Brown & Haley of Tacoma, Washington is taking the precautionary measure of expanding its voluntary recall to include one additional lot of Mountain Thins “Trail Mix” flavor that may be impacted by sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
This follows the announcement on May 31, 2016, by the company’s supplier SunOpta of its expanded recall of sunflower seeds which have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.This follows the announcement on May 31, 2016, by the company’s supplier SunOpta of its expanded recall of sunflower seeds which have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Mountain Thins “Trail Mix” flavorwas distributed to select retail stores nationwide. Lots being recalled were distributed between March 4, 2016 and April 25, 2016, and are listed below.

Product Name Size UPC Code Lot Code Best By Date
Mountain Thins
“Trail Mix” flavor
5.3 oz.
stand-up film pouch (resealable)
0 41770 33370 7 O03O610 03MAR17 (3/3/2017)

Consumers should not consume the recalled products.  Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where they purchased them for a refund or simply discard them.  Consumers seeking information may email sweets@brown-haley.com or call 1-800-426-8400 ext. 3085, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Pacific Time.


Brown & Haley Issues Voluntary Recall of Mountain Thins "Trail Mix" Flavor Because of Possible Health Risk

May 4, 2016 from the FDA
Brown & Haley of Tacoma, Washington is taking the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling certain lots of Mountain Thins "Trail Mix" flavor that may be impacted by sunflower seeds contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Brown & Haley was notified by our supplier of sunflower seeds of the possibility that some sunflower seeds provided to Brown & Haley may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Mountain Thins "Trail Mix" flavor was distributed to select retail stores nationwide. Lots being recalled were distributed between March 7, 2016 and April 25, 2016, and are listed below.

Product Name Size UPC Code Lot Codes Best By Date
Mountain Thins "Trail Mix" flavor 5.3 oz. stand-up film pouch (resealable) 0 41770 33370 7 O07O610, O07O620
O08O610, O08O620
O09O610, O09O620
O10O610, O10O620
O11O610
O16O610
W11W610, W11W620
W14W610
W15W610
3/7/2017
3/8/2017
3/9/2017
3/10/2017
3/11/2017
3/16/2017
4/11/2017
4/14/2017
4/15/2017
 

Retailers and wholesalers should remove the recalled products from their shelves and contact their sales representative or broker for return authorization.

Consumers should not consume the recalled products. Consumers who purchased these products may take them back to the store where they purchased them for a refund or simply discard them. Consumers seeking information may email sweets@brown-haley.com or call 1-800-426-8400 ext. 3085, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Pacific Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5457
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