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The following health alert is from the FDA on October 15, 2015.

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., ("Del Monte Fresh") is initiating a voluntary recall of Granny Smith green apples because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
A total of 695 boxes containing 8 "Granny Smith" green apples each and 67 clear plastic bags containing 6 "Granny Smith" green apples each were distributed to Coremark and 7-Eleven for sale in convenience stores in the Mountain States region on Oct. 1-12, 2015. States affected include CO, KS, MO, NE, NM, OK, SD, UT and WY. The apples at store level are individual fruit on open displays.
Consumers who suspect that they have purchased "Granny Smith" green apples affected by this recall should dispose it in the garbage and contact Del Monte Fresh Produce for a refund. Affected retailers have been requested to remove the product from sale.
Consumers with questions may contact the Company’s consumer hotline at 1-800-659-6500 operating 24 hours seven days a week or email Del Monte Fresh at Contact-US-Executive-Office@freshdelmonte.com

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The following health alert is from the FDA on October 13, 2015.

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad. The product being recalled is Dole Spinach coded A27409B & A27409A, with an Enjoy By date of October 15 and UPC 7143000976 due to a possible health risk from Salmonella. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall.
The product code and Enjoy By date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in 13 U.S. states (Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin).
Neither Baby Spinach nor any other salads, are included in the recall. Only the specific Product Codes, UPC codes and October 15, 2015 Enjoy By date identified above are included in the recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these Product Codes should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, which is open 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (PT) Monday - Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5172

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on October 13, 2015.

Please be aware that Frozen Salted King Salmon Roe "Wild", distributed by Keystone Merchandising (Richmond, B.C.), bears an unauthorized cRc. The Chicago Rabbinical Council does not certify this or any product from Keystone Merchandising. The products are being recalled.

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The following health alert is from the FDA enforcement reportt for October 7, 2015.

Savannah-Imperial LP- Savannah Sugar Refinery City is recalling the following products due to foreign matter (blue fiber) detected in product:

  • Clear Value Sugar, granulated, Net Wt. 4 lbs (1.81 kg), Distributed by Topco Associates LLC, 7711 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL 60077.
    item 124859C, Lot Code Date: S237F.
    Distribution: AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MO, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX and VA.
  • PSST, Granulated Sugar, Net Wt. 4 lbs (1.81 kg), Distributed by Kroger Co., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
    Item 134009C, Lot Code Date: S237F.
    Distribution: AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MO, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX and VA.

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The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on October 12, 2015.

Zhoushan Mountain Spring Smoked Salmon and other fish products, Zhoushan Mountain Spring Smoke House Co., Ltd., Zhejiang, China: Zhoushan Mountain Spring Smoke House Co., Ltd. is no longer certified by OK Kosher Certification.
They continue to distribute Smoked Salmon and other fish products bearing an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the packaging. These products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective action is being taken.

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on September 25, 2015.

Please be advised that smoked salmon from Zhoushan Mountain Spring Smoke House Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang, China) is being sold at Jerry’s Fruit and Market with an unauthorized OK Kosher symbol (that has the words Kol-K underneath the symbol).These products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5162

The following South Aftican kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on October 9, 2015.

Please be aware, that all snack bars manufactured under the name "barry's", carrying a "parev" logo, are incorrectly labelled and should be labelled as "Milchik".

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5168

The following milk, wheat and tree nuts (pecans) allergy alert is from the FDA on October 7, 2015.

New England Natural Bakers Inc. Greenfield, MA, is issuing a voluntary recall for one specific lot (747 cases) of Trader Joe’s Coconut Cranberry Granola with "Best By 08/19/16" printed on the package, because Pecan Praline Granola containing milk, wheat and tree nuts (pecans) was packaged into the Coconut Cranberry Granola box.
The potentially affected product was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Vermont and Washington D.C.
The Trader Joe’s Coconut Cranberry Granola (SKU 51131) is packaged in a 16 oz. box, with “Best By” date 08/19/16 printed at the top of the package UPC Code: 0051 1315 printed on side panel.
The voluntary recall was initiated by New England Natural Bakers Inc. after Trader Joe’s was contacted by a customer. One allergic reaction has been reported to date. All affected product has been removed from store shelves.
Customers who have purchased the Trader Joe’s Coconut Cranberry Granola may return it to Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact New England Natural Bakers Inc. at (413)772-2239 8:30AM-5:00PM EST, Monday – Friday.

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The following milk allergy alert is from the FDA on October 6, 2015.

Snack Out Loud Foods™ today announced a recall of 56 cases of Sea Salt Crunchy Bean Snacks labeled with the lot #63361, UPC #760055900037, Expiration Date 7/9/2016. This recall has been voluntarily initiated due to the possibility of Ranch product being packaged in Sea Salt single-unit serving film, which does not list milk as an allergen.
The Crunchy Bean Snacks were distributed to Colorado and California, and the company has reached out to consumers through its distributors and retail stores. The Crunchy Bean Snacks being recalled can be identified as Snack Out Loud Sea Salt Crunchy Bean Snack, 1.2oz, Lot #63361, UPC #760055900037, Expiration Date 7/9/16. The product would come in a small, single-serving bag.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's production and packaging processes.
Consumers who have purchased Snack Out Loud Sea Salt Crunchy Bean Snacks 1.2oz package with Lot# 63361, UPC #760055900037, and Expiration Date of 7/9/16 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-855-888-8108 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MST.

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The following wheat allergy alert is from the FDA on October 5, 2015.

General Mills is voluntarily recalling several days of production of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal produced at its Lodi, California facility on certain dates in July of this year because of an undeclared allergen – wheat – with potential adverse health effects.
Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced on these dates at the company's Lodi, California facility are being recalled because an isolated incident resulted in wheat flour being inadvertently introduced into the gluten free oat flour system at its Lodi facility. As a result, the products may contain an undeclared allergen – wheat – in products labeled as gluten-free.
General Mills will recall and retrieve affected cereals produced on those dates from customer warehouses and store shelves. Consumers with wheat allergies, celiac disease or gluten intolerance should not consume products bearing the affected code dates and should contact General Mills for a replacement or full refund.
This voluntary recall includes four days production of original (yellow box) Cheerios, and thirteen days of production of Honey Nut Cheerios at its Lodi, California facility with the following "BETTER IF USED BY" code dates and the plant code LD which indicates the product was produced at Lodi, California:

Honey Nut CheeriosYellow Box Cheerios
12JUL2016LD17JUL2016LD23JUL2016LD14JUL2016LD
13JUL2016LD18JUL2016LD24JUL2016LD15JUL2016LD
14JUL2016LD20JUL2016LD25JUL2016LD16JUL2016LD
15JUL2016LD21JUL2016LD 17JUL2016LD
16JUL2016LD22JUL2016LD  

Products containing wheat can cause illness or severe reactions for individuals with wheat allergies or celiac disease. Products containing wheat can also cause illness or discomfort for individuals with gluten intolerance.

General Mills is transitioning five varieties of Cheerios to gluten free. Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios cereals produced at General Mills’ other facilities, or on dates other than those noted at the Lodi, California facility, are not impacted. General Mills’ other gluten-free Cheerios varieties – including Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Frosted Cheerios and MultiGrain Cheerios – are not impacted and are not being recalled. No other General Mills cereals are affected

Consumers requesting refunds or calling with further questions should contact General Mills Consumer Services at 1-800-775-8370.

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The following health alert is from the Food Safety News on October 3, 2015.

General Mills is recalling 60,000 bags of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for Listeria. It is the second time this year that the bacteria were found in the company’s green beans.
The recall, announced Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, is for 16-ounce bags of Cascadian Farm green beans with a “Better If Used By” date of June 29, 2017. The bags were produced in June 2015.
In August, General Mills recalled 60,000 bags of Cascadian Farm green beans in 10-ounce packages. They were produced in March 2014 and had use-by dates of April 2016.


The following health alert is from the FDA on August 26, 2015.

General Mills today announced a voluntary Class I recall of a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans produced over two days in March 2014. The recall is being issued as a precaution after one package of finished product tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
This voluntary recall is limited to 10-ounce bags of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans with either of two “Better If Used By” dates printed on the package:

  • 10APR2016
  • 11APR2016

The recalled product was produced and packaged in 2014. No other varieties or production dates of Cascadian Farm products are affected by this recall.
The Cascadian Farm frozen cut green beans were distributed to retail establishments nationwide.
Consumers are urged to dispose of the products affected by this recall. Consumers who have products covered by this recall may contact Cascadian Farm Consumer Relations at 1-800-624-4123 for a replacement.

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