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The following peanut and tree nut allergy alert is from the FDA on November 14, 2014.

B&G Foods announced today it is voluntarily recalling certain Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Taco Sauce, Ortega Enchilada Sauce and Ortega Taco Kit products and certain Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Mix and Las Palmas Taco Sauce products after learning that one or more of the spice ingredients purchased from a third party supplier contain peanuts and almonds, allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements.
The list of recalled products is here.
The recalled products were distributed in retail stores and foodservice outlets nationwide.
This recall does not apply to any other sizes or varieties of Ortega Seasoning Mix or to any Ortega Seasoning Mixes in canisters, all of which are correctly labeled. For example, this recall does not include Ortega Fajita Seasoning Mix, Ortega Fish Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Chili Seasoning Mix, Ortega Chipotle Seasoning Mix or Ortega Burrito Seasoning Mix, all of which are correctly labeled. This recall also does not include any Las Palmas Enchilada Sauce, which is correctly labeled.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company’s recall hotline at 877-929-2576 from 8:00 a.m. ET to 8:00 p.m. ET, or visit www.ortega.com for additional information.


The following Canadian peanut and tree nut allergy alert is from the the CFIA on November 14, 2014.

Ortega and Las Palmas brand taco products have been recalled from the marketplace because they contain peanut and almond which are not declared on the label. Consumers with an allergy to peanut or almond, food service establishments, retailers, and distributors should not consume, serve, use, or sell the recalled products listed here.


The following Canadian tree nut allergy alert is from the the CFIA on October 28, 2014 and CFIA on October 31, 2014 and CFIA on November 10, 2014.

Kosher Select Food Dist. is recalling the following Ortega brand Taco Seasoning Mix from the marketplace because it contains peanut and almond which are not declared on the label:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix 35.4 g Best by May 08 2016 S6, April 16 2016, JUNE 26 2016 & July 28 2016 S5 0 39000 00820 4
This product was distributed in Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4739

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on November 14, 2014.

Please be advised that as of today November 14, 2014 LORELLI’S PIZZA PASTA 1410 Broadway, New York, NY is no longer under the supervision of OK Kosher Certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4758

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 13, 2014.

Prime New Zealand Sashimi Smoked Salmon, Prime New Zealand LTD Canterbury NZ: The Orthodox Union certifies Prime New Zealand Sashimi Smoked Salmon. Some product was packed together with packets of Wasabi Paste and Soy Sauce. The Orthodox Union does NOT certify the Wasabi Paste and Soy Sauce packets placed in any Prime New Zealand . Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4757

The following dairy allergy alert is from the FDA on October 29, 2014 with additional informationfrom the OU on November 12, 2014.

BBM Chocolate Distributors, Ltd., Brooklyn, NY has recalled three (3) Alprose Dark Chocolate products due to the presence of undeclared milk allergen.

  • SWISS CHOCOLATE CHOCOLAT ALPROSE 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, within stand-up maroon colored gift box. NET WT 3.5 oz (100g). Packed as a carton containing 6 boxes x 20 units. UPC 689423025038. Product of Swtizerland.
  • Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate within a gold colored pillow gift box. NET WT 3.5 oz (100g). Packed as a carton with 6 boxes x 20 units. UPC 689423027308. Product of Switzerland.
  • CHOCOLAT Alprose NAPOLITAINS SWITZERLAND, NET WT. 1 Kg (35 oz). Product packed as the following: 1) bulk in clear plastic bags, 230 pieces with gold, black and white labeling, each carton contains 6 x 1 Kg bags, 2) 100g packages (3.5oz/~24 pieces. UPC 712963000354. Produced in Switzerland for: GROSS & COMPANY INTERNATIONAL, LONDON UK.
These products were distibuted to CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MI, MD, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, ON, OR, PA, TN, TX, WA, WI, and Canada.

From the OU: The status of these products is 100% Parev. The products are produced under full time supervision.
The reason of the recall is because of mislabeling. There is no warning of "made in a factory that uses milk". By the last production all this has been updated and corrected. All problems are from old stock.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4742

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council November 12, 2014.

The following items bear an unauthorized cRc.
PapaNicholas brand Single Serve K cups

  • Hazelnut Cappuccino
  • Dutch Cocoa
  • Cappuccino

Corrective measures are being taken.

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

The following kashrus alert is from the Dallas K on November 13, 2014.

Several Senza Glutine products were inadvertently labeled as DK D. Hoagie Rolls are indeed certified as DK Parve. Brownies are certified as DK D. No other Senza products are certified at this time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4755

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on November 10, 2014.

Please be advised that Charlie’s Chipotle Beer Cheese Flavored Seasoning (manufactured by Triad Mfg., Carlisle, KY) bears an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the label. OK Kosher Certification does not certify any Charlie’s Seasoning products. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4754

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 10, 2014.

ChocoMint Candy, Cedrinca, Polpenazze del Garda Italy: Cedrinca candies with the OU or OU D symbol are certified by the Orthodox Union. Cedrina ChocoMint candies contain dairy ingredients, as indicated in the ingredient statement. Some ChocoMint packaging was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol, without the D -Dairy symbol. Corrective measures have been implemented. Please note that Cedrina candies without the OU symbol are not certified by the Orthodox Union.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4753

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 10, 2014.

The Orthodox Union certifies SuperEats Cheddar Kale + Chia Chips, A & C Snacks, NY NY as an OU-D Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients, as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some packaging was mistakenly printed with an OU mark, without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4752

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on November 10, 2014.

Please be advised that a limited amount of CHOCOLATE ORCHARD Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds and Dark Chocolate Covered Cashews produced by CIBO VITA, INC. (Fair Lawn, NJ) were mistakenly labeled with the OK kosher symbol instead of the OK D symbol. THESE PRODUCTS ARE DAIRY, Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4751
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