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Sabra Dipping Company Issues Voluntary Recall Of Certain Hummus Products Because Of Possible Health Risks

November 19, 2016 - From the FDA:

Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, which was identified at the manufacturing facility but not in tested finished product. The recall includes the products listed below; these were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in the U.S. and Canada.
Consumers with any product with a “Best Before” date up through January 23, 2017 are urged to discard it. Consumers can find code and “Best Before” date on the lid of each package.

UPCSKUItem
040822014700300051Sabra Hummus Caramelized Onion 10OZ
040822000017300066Sabra Hummus Classic 7OZ
040822011143300067Sabra Hummus Classic 10OZ
040822017497300070Sabra Hummus Classic 17OZ
040822014687300074Sabra Hummus Classic 30OZ
040822431156300076Sabra Hummus Classic 5LB – 6ct
040822011112300079Sabra Hummus Classic 2OZ – 48ct: 3 x (16 x 2oz)
040822011952300080Sabra Hummus Classic with pretzels 4.56OZ
040822011235300094Sabra Hummus Garlic 7OZ
040822011242300095Sabra Hummus Garlic 10OZ
040822017510300097Sabra Hummus Garlic 17OZ
040822012256300099Sabra Hummus Garlic 32OZ
040822301121300100Sabra Hummus Garlic 30OZ
040822011990300104Sabra Hummus Garlic with pretzels 4.56OZ
040822011921300106Sabra Hummus Jalapeno 10OZ
040822011341300117Sabra Hummus Olive 10OZ
040822011747300132Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 10OZ
040822127530300134Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 7OZ
040822990011300136Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 17OZ
040822012157300139Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 32OZ
040822012430300142Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 7OZ
040822011549300143Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 10OZ
040822017503300146Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 17OZ
040822328647300148Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 32OZ
040822301114300150Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 30OZ
040822434553300151Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 5LB – 6ct
040822011969300153Sabra Hummus Red Pepper with pretzels 4.56OZ
040822011433300158Sabra Hummus Supremely Spicy 7OZ
040822011440300159Sabra Hummus Supremely Spicy 10OZ
040822017558300161Sabra Hummus Supremely Spicy 17OZ
040822027540300164Sabra Hummus Spinach & Artichoke 10OZ
040822014731300166Sabra Hummus Sun Dried Tomato 10OZ
040822027700300266Sabra Hummus Spinach & Artichoke 32OZ
040822027588300298Sabra Hummus Spinach & Artichoke 17OZ
040822990011300501Sabra Hummus Pine Nut 17OZ – 6ct
040822017503300502Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 17OZ – 6ct
040822020114300593Sabra Hummus Basil-Pesto 10OZ
040822330466300736Sabra Hummus Tuscan Herb Garden 32OZ
040822342049301216Sabra Hummus Classic 32OZ
040822342131301271Sabra Hummus Classic with pretzels 4.56OZ – 8ct
040822342209301283Sabra Hummus Garlic 23.5OZ
040822017497301290Sabra Hummus Classic 17OZ
040822342506301430Sabra Hummus Bold & Spicy with tortilla chips 4.56OZ
040822017510301480Sabra Hummus Garlic 17OZ – 6ct
040822342728301481Sabra Hummus Classic 2OZ – 6 x 2oz (12 x 6pks)
040822011648301483Sabra Hummus Lemon 10OZ
040822342735301484Sabra Hummus Red Pepper 2OZ – 6 x 2oz (12 x 6pks)
040822330381301485Sabra Hummus Tuscan Herb Garden 17OZ
040822010078301511Sabra Hummus Classic 2OZ  – 16 x 2oz – 12 ct
040822010047301512Sabra Hummus Classic 2OZ – 12 x 2oz – 12 ct
040822342988301566Sabra Hummus SF Rosemary/Sea Salt 10OZ
040822343145301585Sabra Spreads Spicy Chili 8.5OZ – 8ct
040822343138301586Sabra Spreads Garlic Herb 8.5OZ – 8ct
040822343121301587Sabra Spreads Honey Mustard 8.5OZ – 8ct
040822343114301588Sabra Spreads Salt & Pepper 8.5OZ – 8ct
040822343671301640Sabra Hummus Taco 10OZ
040822344043301705Sabra Hummus 3 Pepper Chili 10OZ

No other Sabra products are affected. In particular, Sabra products not included in the recall are: Sabra Organic Hummus, Sabra Salsa, Sabra Guacamole and Sabra Greek Yogurt Dips.

Consumers can contact Sabra Consumer Relations at 1-866-265-6761 for additional information from 9:00 am to 8:00 PM eastern time. For product reimbursement, consumers can contact www.sabrahummusrecall.com

The CFIA has also recalled these products on November 19, 2016.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5713

Kashrus alert on Barbeque Chickens at Wegman's, Baltimore

August 4, 2016 - from Kosherquest.org and confirmed by the Star-K.

Chickens in Wegmans in Baltimore are being sold with the following in-store statement:
"Our Kosher rotisserie chickens are made with Kosher ingredients using dedicated equipment and utensils. However, there is no Rabbinical supervision."
Please be aware that Jewish law stipulates that all meat and poultry items require Rabbinical supervision throughout, including the cooking process.
For more information contact Star-K at info@star-k.org or call (410) 484-4110

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5714
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Kosher Advisory Gefen Chulent Beans

November 17, 2016 from the OU:

Gefen Chulent Bean Mix, Gefen Foods, Bayonne NJ: Some bags of Gefen brand Chulent Mix with the UPC# 710069035003 and with a Best By dates ranging from 8/18 to 10/18 were found to contain insects. The Orthodox Union and Gefen requested that possibly affected product should be withdrawn from the marketplace and corrective actions are being implemented.
Under proper storage conditions, it is unusual to find infestation in these products sold in the United States. The kashrus procedures at Gefen meet the highest kashrus standards. However, consumers should be aware that legumes and grains could develop infestation when stored in warm conditions. To determine whether legumes or grains are possibly affected, spread them evenly on a white surface and visually inspect them under good light prior to use.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5712
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Member's Mark Strawberry Tea Cakes Missing D – Dairy designation

November 17, 2016 from the OU:

Member's Mark Strawberry Tea Cakes, Sam's West, Inc.: The Orthodox Union certifies Member’s Mark Strawberry Tea Cakes as an OU D - Dairy product. Some labels were printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5711

Kashrus alert on Yozen Frogurt Inc., Westlake Village, CA

November 16, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
Please be advised that Yozen Frogurt Inc. (2900 Townsgate Rd Westlake Village, CA 91361 ) has placed an UNAUTHORIZED OK Kosher symbol on promotional materials relating to their products. This store and their products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5710

Cedar Crest Specialties, Inc. Issues Recall on Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Monster Cookie and Pirate's Bounty Ice Cream as a Result of Aspen Hills, Inc. Cookie Dough Recall

November 10, 2016 - From the FDA:

Cedar Crest Specialties, Inc. is recalling Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Monster Cookie and Pirate's Bounty ice cream flavors, bearing the following Product Name, Product Code Dates, and container sizes:

Product NameProduct Code DateContainer Size
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough3826, 3846, 4346, and 4326Pints, 48 oz., 3 gallon
Monster Cookie38263 gallon
Pirate's Bounty434648 oz.

Cedar Crest was notified on November 10 that the cookie dough in the above-referenced products, which is manufactured by Aspen Hills, Inc., has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The affected products were distributed in retail stores throughout the Midwest. Cedar Crest Specialties is taking immediate steps to recall all affected products, as a voluntary, preventative safety measure.

Customers who have purchased Cedar Crest Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Monster Cookie and/or Pirate's Bounty flavors, bearing the affected Product Code dates and container sizes, are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions may be directed to 1-888-628-0730, Monday-Friday between 8AM and 4PM Central Time.

To date, no illnesses have been reported related to this recall.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5709

Vegetarian Houmous without certification

The following kashrus alert is from the Kosher Technical Konsultants on Nov 14,2016

Carrefour Houmous is manufactured in Barcelona, Spain and their facility is not Kosher approved.
Name of Manufacturer: Rensika SL, Barcelona, Spain Product being sold in France at Carrefour and is not kosher approved.

It bears NO kosher symbol.

Note: Just because a product is vegetarian do not assume it might be kosher

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5708

Free2b Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Ingredient in Chocolate Sun Cups

November 10, 2016 - From the FDA:

Free2b Foods of Boulder, CO is recalling its chocolate Sun Cups for three specific Sell By dates, because it may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled chocolate Sun Cups were distributed nationwide in retail stores. Specifics on the recalled products are found below. UPC codes are printed on the back of packages and Sell By dates are stamped in black on the back of packages.

Product NamePackageUPC CodeSell By Dates
Chocolate Sun CupsDouble cups in purple package89544400140502 Aug 17
04 Aug 17
07 Aug 17
Chocolate Sun CupsSingle cups in purple package89544400144302 Aug 17
04 Aug 17
07 Aug 17

The issue was discovered as a result of a consumer communication. One reaction has been reported to the company to date. Subsequent investigation by the company indicates that this milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk.  This occurred during a transition the company recently made to remove dairy from its products and facility while moving from a top 7 Allergen-Free facility to a Top 8 Allergen-Free facility.  They are now a dedicated Top 8 Allergen-Free manufacturing facility.

If you have these Sun Cups and a milk allergy, do not consume them. Please photograph the package with UPC code, then dispose of them or return them to: Free2b Foods, 5305 Spine Road #E Boulder, CO 80301. Free2b Foods will reimburse or replace products with new chocolate Sun Cups.

For questions, please contact 844-610-5673 between 8am-10pm MST or email hey@free2bfoods.com.

Ed. note: From the Earth K: This is an allergen issue due to a trace contamination and not a kashrus issue.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5707

Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Dr. Praeger's brand Organic Kale & Quinoa Veggie Burgers recalled due to undeclared egg

November 10, 2016 - From the CFIA with additional information on November 11. 2016 - CFIA:

Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Dr. Praeger's Organic Kale & Quinoa Veggie Burgers from the marketplace because they contain egg which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to egg should not consume the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Dr. Praeger's Organic Kale & Quinoa Veggie Burgers 1.2 kg 17 AU (August) 01 G16AB
and
17 AU (August) 15 G16BF *
0 80868 53138 0

Distribution: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5705

Agave Dream Recalls Several Flavors Of Ice Creams In Pint Size Containers Because Of Possible Health Risk

November 10, 2016 - From the FDA:

Agave Dream is recalling all vanilla, chocolate, cappuccino, chocolate chip and lavender ice creams packaged in pint sized containers, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Product was distributed across the United States through retail stores receiving product from KeHE Romeoville & Dallas warehouses, DPI NW, Americold, IWI Franklin Indiana warehouse, Jakes Finer Foods Houston Texas, Haddon House Richburg South Carolina & Medford New Jersey, Grocery Outlet California, UNFI- Auburn Washington, Dallas Texas & Ridgefield Washington.
All of the recalled products were manufactured and packaged in a facility owned by a contract manufacturer, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC. Recalled products are Agave Dream ice creams packed in pints with “best buy” date located at the bottom of the pint. The following flavors and "Best By" dates are being recalled:

FlavorUPCDates
Vanilla8 9934900201 77/4/17, 9/9/17,10/9/17, 12/12/17, 7/14/18

 

Chocolate8 9934900202 47/4/17, 8/5/17, 9/9/17, 10/9/17, 12/12/17, 12/24/17
Cappuccino8 9934900204 87/4/17, 9/9/17, 12/2/17
Chocolate Chip8 9934900302 18/5/17, 12/12/17
Lavender8 9934900206 212/2/17

The recall is the result of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finding samples positive for Listeria monocytogenes in the contract manufacturer’s facility and in finished product of another company’s brand, leading the contract manufacturer to recall all ice cream products it produced for Agave Dream.

Consumers who have purchased the identified Agave Dream ice cream products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 866-993-4438 or agavedream@sbcglobal.net. Monday-Friday, 9am PST-5pm PST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5706
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