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Pas Yisroel Note from the COR Detroit

October 6, 2016- from the COR Detroit:

The K-COR wishes to remind the Kosher consumer of the accepted custom to be stringent on Pas Yisroel during Aseres Yemei T’shuva. Please be advised that bread and cake products at the K-COR certified Dunkin Donuts store, and at Gold ‘n’ Greens restaurant at Wayne State University, are not Pas Yisroel. Also, the following K-COR certified products are not Pas Yisroel:

  • Pita breads under the names Sophia, American Bakery Products, Perfection, Meijer and Trader Joe’s
  • Lawash flatbreads from American Bakery Products
  • Cookies by Design in W. Bloomfield
For further information, please contact the K-COR.
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Clover Distributors No Longer Certified by OK Kosher Certification

August 25, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
Please be advised as of 10/07/2016, Clover Distributors Inc. is no longer certified by OK Kosher Certification. Products produced before this date are certified when bearing the OK symbol

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Osage Gardens Inc. Recalls Osage Gardens Organic 2oz Micro Greens Because of Possible Health Risk

October 7, 2016 - From the FDA:

New Castle, CO - Osage Gardens Inc. is recalling Osage Gardens Organic 2oz Micro Greens, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Osage Gardens Organic 2oz Micro Greens was distributed to Whole Foods stores in Colorado and Kansas. The Osage Gardens Organic 2oz Micro Greens product is packed in a clear plastic clamshell and has a label on the bottom with a UPC Code 709376615008 and affected product are dated with a Julian codes from 266 to 279’.
he finished products contained the bacteria. Osage Gardens Inc. has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and Osage Gardens Inc. continue their investigation as to what caused the problem. Consumers who have purchased Osage Gardens Organic 2oz Micro Greens are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Osage Gardens Inc. at 970-876-0668 Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.

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Nestlé USA Initiates Voluntary Recall Of Nestlé® Drumstick® Club 16 Count Variety and 24 Count Vanilla Pack Due to Possible Health Risk

October 7, 2016 - From the FDA:

Glendale, CA - Nestlé USA, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of its Nestlé Drumstick Club 16 count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack (with cones marked for easy individual sale) due to a possible health risk. The two pack sizes contain 4.6 fl.oz. cones and were manufactured in Bakersfield, Calif. and distributed nationally. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Nestlé Drumstick products are affected by this recall.
The company received positive test results for Listeria monocytogenes (LM) from equipment contact surfaces from a location on the production line where these products are made. There have been no positive test results for LM present in the Drumstick cones themselves.
The Nestlé recall is limited to the Drumstick Club 16 Count Variety Pack and 24 count Vanilla Pack, made at the company’s Bakersfield, Calif. ice cream production facility. The product identification codes can be found on the back of the packages and on the individually marked vanilla cones from the 24 count pack. The two packs being recalled carry distinct UPC codes, as well as a “best before” date and production code.


Production Code


Best Before Date

DSTK Club CP 16x4.6floz US



Between June 2 - June 15, 2017














DSTK Vanilla 24x4.6floz US



Between June 16 - June 19, 2017




Consumers who may have purchased the product listed above should not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase or contact Nestlé Consumer Services for replacement. Please call or text 1-800-681-1676 or email Nestleproductinquiry@casupport.com; representatives are available 24/7.  News about this recall also can be found on Nestléusa.com and Drumstick.com.


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Kosher Alert: Livia Pickled Mushrooms & Spicy Pickled Mushrooms - Unauthorized COR Symbol

October 6, 2016, - From the COR:
Brand: Livia Product: Pickled Mushrooms, Spicy Pickled Mushrooms Issue: The product is not kosher even when bearing a COR 685 symbol. Distribution: Products are sold in Ontario and and Quebec. Resolution: Corrective action is being taken.

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Kashrus Alert on Terra DeLyssa Infused Olive Oils

October 6, 2016 - from the Star-K:

Terra de Lyssa organic infused olive oils, manufactured in Tunisia, bear an unauthorized STAR-K P. These oils are not authorized to bear the STAR-K, and are not Kosher for Passover.
Corrective action is being taken. For more information, contact STAR-K at info@star-k.org or call 410-484-4110.

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Kashrus Alert on Prinano Asiago Cheese Focaccia

September 28, 2016 - from KVH Kosher:

Prinano Asiago Cheese Focaccia, at Aldi USA is missing the dairy designation. It is obviously dairy. Corrective action has been taken.

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Good Earth Egg Company Voluntarily Recalls Shell Eggs Because of a Possible Health Risk

October 3, 2016 - From the FDA:

Good Earth Egg Company, LLC of Bonne Terre, Missouri has announced a voluntary recall of its shell eggs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The Food and Drug Administration has notified Good Earth Egg that a link has been established between eggs distributed by our facility to cases of Salmonella illnesses in Missouri and surrounding states.
In light of this investigation, and with an abundance of caution, Good Earth Egg Company has initiated a voluntary recall of all shell eggs. Various sizes of shell eggs are packaged in the following ways:6-count cartons, 10-count cartons, 12-count cartons, 18-count cartons, 15 dozen cases, and 30 dozen cases. The dates and codes on the cartons and cases will include everything prior to and including date code 252 – Sell By 10/08/2016, with “Packed for” or “Produced for Good Earth Egg Company”
The Good Earth Egg Company recalled products were distributed throughout the Midwest, including Missouri, Illinois and Kansas, at the retail and wholesale level, institutions, restaurants and to walk-in customers. Good Earth eggs were sold at Dierbergs, Straubs, Midtowne Market and Price Chopper in the metropolitan St. Louis area.
Good Earth Egg Company is working with distributors and retailers to remove these products from wholesale suppliers and retail shelves. Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers should discard any product and its container. Good Earth Egg Company will work directly with each consumer to manage replacement of its product.
Consumers with questions may contact Good Earth Egg Company, LLC at goodeartheggco@hotmail.com.

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Kosher Alert: Baytana Baklava from Baytana Bakery Not Kosher

September 30, 2016, - From the COR:
Baytana Baklava, all types: These products are not kosher until further notice, even when bearing a COR 548 symbol.

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September 26, 2016- from the COR Detroit:

"'SHOLOM MICHIGAN KOSHER SWEET CONCORD WINE' from St. Julian Wine Co., Paw Paw, Mich., is not under Orthodox supervision and should not be considered Kosher."

Ed. note: This wine is certified by Rabbi Mussman, a Conservative Rabbi from Skokie, IL

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