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Kashrus Alert - 365 Everyday Kosher Cheddar Cheese

November 18, 2018 from a reader:

365 Everyday (The Whole Foods brand) of "kosher cheddar" used to be Star-D. It now bears the Tablet-K (D).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6637

Kashrus Alert - Raw Green Organics

November 15, 2018 from the OK:

The following Raw Green Organics, Berkeley, CA 94710 products have an unauthorized use of the OK Kosher symbol:

Raw Green Organics products, listed above, bear an unauthorized OK kosher symbol. OK Kosher Certification does NOT certify this company or their products. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6636

Kashrus Alert - Synchro Ketobasis and Ketomanna

November 15, 2018 from the OK:

Synchro Ketobasis and Ketomanna, Synchro LLC, Berkeley, CA 94710 has an UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL.
Synchro Ketobasis and Synchro Ketomanna bear an unauthorized OK Kosher symbol. OK Kosher Certification does NOT certify this company or their products. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6635

The Quaker Oats Company Issues Voluntary Recall of a Small Quantity of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal Distributed to Five Target Stores Due to Possible Health Risk

November 16, 2018 from the FDA:

The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of a small quantity of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch cereal due to the potential presence of Salmonella. While the potentially affected product only reached five specific Target stores and is limited to 21 boxes of one variety with two Best Before Dates, Quaker is initiating the voluntary recall to protect public health.
The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the company, which revealed the finished product may contain bacteria.
The product being recalled was distributed in limited quantities only to the five Target stores listed below. This recall only includes 21 outstanding boxes purchased after Nov 5:
17.1 ounce boxes of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch cereal with UPC code 0 30000 6211 1 and Best Before Dates of JUL 30 19 or JUL 31 19 purchased at the following Target stores:

StoreAddressCityStateZip
Super Target4001 N 132nd StOmahaNE68164
P-Fresh4250 Rusty RdSaint LouisMO63128
Super Target10800 E 21st St NWichitaKS67206
Super Target8201 S 40th St.LincolnNE68516
P-Fresh1040 NE CoronadoBlue SpringsMO64014

A picture of the product listed above and information about how to identify the recalled products can be found on www.capncrunch.com and is provided below.

There are no other Quaker products being recalled.

Consumers who have purchased the above products are advised not to consume them, and urged to dispose of or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. They can direct any questions to 800-234-6281, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (EST), or find more information at cu.pepsico.com/capncrunch.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6634

Chukar Cherries Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in 7.5 Oz Amaretto Rainier Chocolate Cherries Pouches

November 16, 2018 from the FDA:

Chukar Cherries of Prosser, WA is recalling 7.5oz Amaretto Rainier Chocolate Cherries because they may contain undeclared milk.
The 7.5oz amaretto rainier chocolate cherries were distributed in AK, AZ, CA, CO, MD, ME, MT, OR, UT, WA, and WY through retail stores. The product is sold in plastic pouches, UPC 0 11261 22307 7, and a Best By date of 09/2019 is found underneath the UPC code on the back side of the package.
One allergic reaction has been reported to date. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that Amaretto Rainier Chocolate Cherries containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk.
Consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk should not consume this product with the affected Best By date of 09/2019. Consumers who have questions or have purchased pouches with the lot code above may contact Chukar Cherries at 1-509-786-2055 from 8am to 5pm PDT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6633

The Pictsweet Company Recalls 8-ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears due to Potential for Listeria Monocytogenes

November 13, 2018 from the FDA:

The Pictsweet Company has recalled 1,872 cases of Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects only Pictsweet Farms 8-ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears identified by UPC code 0 70560 97799 9 with production codes beginning with the following six digits: 2138XD and a “BEST BY AUG 1, 2020.” A photo of the package is included with this release. The following information is printed on the back panel of each package (bag) as shown below.


The states in which the product was distributed are as follows: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The company initiated this recall after it was notified by the manufacturer that product suspected of containing Listeria monocytogenes was inadvertently shipped to The Pictsweet Company.
Consumers who have purchased Pictsweet Farms 8 ounce Steam’ables Asparagus Spears with the code listed above may contact our consumer affairs line at 1-800-527-0986 from 9am to 5pm Central Standard Time, Monday – Friday or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6632

Mexican kashrus alert on Nopalia Churritos

October 9, 2018 from KMD Mexico:

Los churritos de la marca Nopalia temporalmente no cuentan con nuestra supervisión aún portando nuestro logo.

Translated by Google Translate: Nopalia Churritos temporarily do not have KMD supervision even carrying the KMD logo

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6631

South African Kosher FAQ and Kosher Alerts:
King Cone ice creams
Dairymaid Mega ice creams
Wedgwood nougats
Thrive high protein multigrain cereal

November 2, 2018: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:


We confirm that these companies have been notified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6630

Kosher Advisory Lucky Leaf Premium Caramel Apple Fruit Filling or Topping

November 8, 2018 from the OU:

Lucky Leaf Premium Caramel Apple Fruit Filling or Topping, Knouse Foods, Biglerville, PA is missing D - Dairy Designation:
The Orthodox Union certifies Lucky Leaf Premium Caramel Apple Fruit Filling or Topping as an OU D-Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients panel. Some 9.5 lb. pails of this product were labeled with an OU symbol, without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6629

Kosher Alerts Cheshni Foods

November 9, 2018 - From the Star-K:
Black olives, tea biscuits and other products distributed by Cheshni Foods, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, bear an unuthorized STAR-K symbol. Corrective measures are being taken.


Kosher Alerts Cheshni Black Olives, Apricots, Figs & Dates

November 1, 2018 - From the OU:

Cheshni Black Olives, Cheshni Foods LLC have an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Cheshni product. Some Cheshni Black Olives jars and bags of dried apricots, figs and dates are labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6619
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