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The following health alert is from the FDA on April 3, 2015.

Kanan Enterprises announces the voluntary recall of macadamia nuts due to potential contamination with salmonella. The supplier of the macadamia nuts has asked us to issue this recall because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Peterson’s Macadamias in 16 ounce stand up pouches, were distributed only through the Peterson Nut Store in Cleveland, Ohio and King Nut Factory outlet in Solon, Ohio. The product was sold between 11/26/14 and 3/27/15. A list of affected products and code dates is listed below:

ProductSizeSKUCode Date
Peterson’s Macadamias16 oz0 7487010365 94330 1
Peterson’s Macadamias16 oz0 7487010365 94364 2
Peterson’s Macadamias16 oz0 7487010365 95013 1

Consumers with this recalled product should not consume this product. They should destroy it or return it to the point of purchase.  Consumers with questions should call 1-800-860-5464, 8:15 am – 5:00pm EST, Monday – Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4944

The following health alert is from the FDA on April 8, 2015.

Sabra Dipping Co., LLC announced that it is voluntarily recalling approximately 30,000 cases of its Classic Hummus due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This measure is limited to five SKUs of Classic Hummus sold nationwide. To date, no other Sabra product is affected by this recall.

The products being recalled are listed below and were distributed to retail outlets, including food service accounts and supermarkets, in the U.S. Consumers can find code and use by dates on the top of each package.

UPC/SKU Item Use by Dates Affected Areas
040822011143 / 300067 Sabra Classic Hummus 10 oz 3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11
3 060 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 15
US
040822014687 / 300074 Sabra Classic Hummus 30 oz 3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11 US
040822342049 / 301216 Sabra Classic Hummus without Garnish 32oz 3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11 US
040822017497 / 301290 Sabra Classic Hummus 17oz Six Pack 3 058 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11
3 059 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11
US
040822342209 / 301283 Hummus Dual Pack Classic/Garlic 23.5oz 3 058 Best Before/Meilleur Avant 2015 May 11 US

The potential for contamination was discovered when a routine, random sample collected at a retail location on March 30th, 2015 by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Consumers who have purchased any of these products are urged to dispose of or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may call toll free 1-888-957-2272, Monday – Friday 9:00AM to 4:30PM Central Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4942

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on April 2, 2015.

Trump Vodka: Super Premium Vodka, H. Pixel Trading International Ltd., Rishon LeZion, Israel: A limited amount of 2015 issue bottles of Vodka were distributed by a third party bearing the OK logo and a sticker with the words "Kosher for Passover" printed on them. These were not produced under our supervision and are not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Product has been recalled.
OK Kosher Certification did certify a limited amount of bottles this year which were produced under special Passover supervision and carry the official OK Hologram on the label. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4941

The following expanded health alert is from the FDA on March 27, 2015.

Aurora Products, Inc. is expanding its voluntary nationwide recall of certain lots of NATURAL WALNUTS and TRAIL MIXES CONTAINING WALNUTS, because they have the potential to contain Salmonella.
Product was distributed nationwide through retail stores. Product was also distributed in Canada and Bermuda.
The affected products were produced by Aurora Products, Inc. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an outside company contracted by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in one container of natural walnuts product. Organic walnuts are not affected.
Consumers that have the products listed below are urged to not eat it and destroy the product or return it to the point of purchase. Customers with questions can contact Aurora Products, Inc. for further information at (800)-898-1048 between the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00 PM EST Monday – Friday.
Private Label Products That Use Store Branded Labeling Include: America Choice, Belmont Market, Boiceville Market, Gaul’s Market, Green Hills Market, Harvest Co – Op Market, Hurley Ridge, Lees, Miles Market, Palmers Market, Union Market, Walter Stewart , Windfall Market and Wild Acorns.
A list of the recalled products is here

Additional products recalled on March 31, 2015 are listed here.


The following health alert is from the CFIA on March 21, 2015.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers not to sell the Aurora brand Cranberry Health Mix described below due to Salmonella.
The following product may have been sold from Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls stores nationally.

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Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Aurora Cranberry Health Mix 4.5 oz (127 g) 10/30/15 to 12/13/15various

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4922

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof on April 1, 2015.

Royal Cakes brand of muffins distributed by Best Cakes Distributors Linden, NJ bear an unauthorized KOF-K symbol. They were produced without authorization and are not certified by the KOF-K even when bearing the KOF-K symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4940

The following kashrus alert is from the Scroll-K on March 31, 2015.

Taaka gin and vodka products: For a number of years, Taaka gin and vodka products have been certified by the cRc and recommended even without a cRc logo on the package. The company has chosen to withdraw certification on these items, and therefore any bottles purchased after April 1st should be assumed to not be certified as kosher. The cRc website and liquor list have been updated to reflect this change.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4939

The following Passover kashrus alert is from the Scroll-K on March 30, 2015.

Schick’s Bakery Raspberry Rugelach certified for Pesach by the OU, the KAJ and the CRC, were mislabeled as pareve. They are dairy as indicated on the ingredients panel which lists milk, cheese and butter.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4938

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on March 30, 2015.

Sally Sherman Ravioletti Salad, Sally Sherman, Mount Vernon NY: The Orthodox Union does not certify Sally Sherman Ravioletti Salad. Some Ravioletti Salad were mistakenly labeled with an OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4937

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on March 30, 2015.

Endico Brussels Sprouts, Ace Endico Potatoes, Brewster NY: The Orthodox Union does not certify Endico Brussels Sprouts. Some boxes of Endico Brussels Sprouts are stamped with an unauthorized OU Symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4936

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on March 26, 2015.

Kosher Alert Pringles Brazil: Pringles (1) Sour Cream & Onion Pringles (2) Nacho Cheese Pringles, Kellogs Snacks, Battle Creek MI: Please Note: 2 varieties of Pringles made in Belgium mistakenly bear the OU symbol. They are: Sour Cream & Onion and Nacho Cheese. The mislabeled products are sold in Brazil and possibly Europe and state either "Made in Belgium" or "Product of Belgium". Corrective actions have been implemented. All Pringles made in the USA are either kosher pareve or kosher dairy when packaging bear the OU or OUD kosher logo respectively.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4935
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