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The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on September 22, 2015.

Frankie's Ice Lollies carry an unauthorised Beth Din logo. These ice lollies are NOT kosher certified. The manufacturer is taking corrective action to remedy the situation.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5154

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on September 22, 2015.

Herring in Cream Sauce made by Mediterranean Delicacies is erroneously marked as Parev. It is in fact Milchik. The company apologises for the error and is taking corrective action.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5153

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on September 20, 2015.

Please be aware that Sabra is now selling Hummus with Tortilla Chips that carries the Triangle K hechsher . This is unlike the similar looking Hummus with Pretzels that carry the OK/Rabbi Weissmandl Hechsherim.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5152

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on September 9, 2015.

Wild Oats Roasted Red Pepper Hummus & Protein Crackers; Original Hummus & Protein Crackers; Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Bruschetta & Protein Crackers, Wild Oats Foods, LLC Addison, TX: The Orthodox Union certifies Wild Oats Roasted Red Pepper Hummus & Protein Crackers, Original Hummus & Protein Crackers, and Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Bruschetta & Protein Crackers as OU D - Dairy products. The crackers contain dairy ingredients as indicated on the ingredient and allergen statements. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective action has been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5151

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on September 16, 2015.

Please be advised that Miriam Shoham, LTD. Sea of Galilee, Israel Fresh produce (specifically Pomegranate) is being imported from Israel by Provincial Fruit Co., Ltd. Toronto, Ontario bearing an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the packaging. These fruits were not checked by OK Kosher Certification Rabbis for Trumos and Maasros, and are fruits from the Shemitta year.
Corrective action is being taken. ,

Information on shmitta and a link to a list as to when fruits and vegetables have shmitta status is at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#SCHMITTA.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5150

The following alert is from the FDA on September 9, 2015.

Big Train Inc is recalling one single lot of Vanilla Chai Tea Latte mix which is mislabeled. The product is labeled with "No Sugar Added" but actual product contains sugar.
Big Train Chai Tea Vanilla Chai, Naturally and Artificially Flavored Drink Mix, No Sugar Added, NET WT 56 oz (3 LB 8 OZ) 1.59kg lb), UPC 6 42628 10359 8. Case UPC code: 10642628103526 Soft sided 3.5 lb. pouch style package. Each case has 4 pouches. U.S. distribution to the following; US: OH, AK, WA, ID, MT, OR,. OUS: Mexico

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5149

The following alert is from the FDA on September 9, 2015.

The American Bottling Company is recalling 12 oz. cans of A& W Cream Soda because the front panel bears the statement "caffeine free" and the product contains caffeine.
U.S. distribution to the following; CA, NV, and ID. No foreign consignees.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5148

The following nut alergy alert is from the FDA on September 9, 2015.

A small number of think Thin Madagascar Vanilla with Almonds & Pecans oatmeal have the correct lid but have the incorrect Honey Peanut Butter label around the cup. The nuts are obvious once the lid is removed.
think Thin Protein & Fiber Oatmeal, Madagascar Vanilla, Almonds, Pecans; 10 g Protein, 5 g Fiber, 190 calories; Net wt 1.76 oz. (50g); (Nuts are visible in product when lid is opened. Tray - 12 x 1.76 oz cups UPC 753656711881: Individual cup UPC 753656 711874 Ingredients: Whole rolled oats, steel cut oats, almonds, pecans, red quinoa,saved caned syrup, isolated soy protein, crunchy root fiver, natural flavorings, almonds, pecans, sea salt, ground Madagascar vanilla. GMO free Manufactured in a facility that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, egg and milk. Distributed by Think Thin, LLC, Los Angeles, CA. Product of USA.
Distribution:GA, CO, CA, NJ, SC, IL, WI, FL, IA, TN, OR, PA, ID, TX,, NY, NH.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5147

The following health alert is from the FDA on September 10, 2015.

Salinas, California - organicgirl Produce is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of 5 oz. organicgirl Baby Spinach with a Use-by Date of September 13 and Product Code B030298-001B08S due to test results indicating the presence of trace levels of the naturally-occurring element cadmium. The recall includes 1,290 cases distributed primarily to Western and Midwestern states. No other organicgirl Baby Spinach products or other organicgirl salads are included in the recall.
Because it is naturally-occurring in the earth's soil, trace levels of cadmium are found in many foods as well as in the water and air. There is no minimum health tolerance for Cadmium in crops or soil in the U.S. at this time and the probability of acute health consequences from consumption of Cadmium is remote. organicgirl Produce is coordinating closely with regulators.
This recall action is being taken out of an abundance of caution due to an isolated instance in which a single package of 5 oz. organicgirl Baby Spinach tested randomly by the California Department of Public Health demonstrated the presence of trace levels of cadmium. This recall is one in which any health risk is perceived to be non-life-threatening with any potential health effects being temporary or reversible.
The precautionary recall is being conducted to reach retailers and consumers to notify them that according to the California Department of Public Health, the recalled product should not be consumed.
Consumers are being asked to check their refrigerators for a 5 oz. package of organicgirl Baby Spinach with a Use-by Date of September 13 and Product Code of B030298-001B08S. If found, it should be discarded. organicgirl will gladly replace it. Consumers with questions may call the organicgirl consumer hotline at 866-486-4939, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Retailers are asked to check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the recalled product is present or available for purchase. organicgirl Produce customer service representatives have already contacted retailers who received product subject to this recall.
The recalled product was distributed to a total of 13 states including Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Utah.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5146

The following health alert is from the FDA on September 11, 2015.

Custom Produce Sales (“Custom Produce”) of Parlier, California is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Fat Boy® label starting August 1, 2015 because they may be contaminated with Salmonella and are covered by an ongoing recall. No other Fat Boy® products are covered by this recall. Unlabeled cucumbers packed into a black reusable plastic container (RPC) and were sold in Nevada, as of August 1, 2015 are also covered by this recall.
Custom Produce is currently working with health authorities on this recall, which is associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Poona, with 341 illnesses, including 2 deaths, being reporting in as many as 30 states. Custom Produce has contacted all customers who may have received this product.
Fat Boy® cucumbers were produced in Baja California and distributed in the states of California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas.
These cucumbers are shipped in a black, green, red and craft colored carton which reads "Fat Boy Fresh Produce.". This variety is often referred to as a "Slicer" or "American" cucumber. It has a dark green color. It typically has a length of 7 to 10 inches and a diameter of 1.75 to 2.5 inches.
Consumers who have purchased Fat Boy® brand cucumbers are urged not to consume them and to return them to the place of purchase or to dispose of them. Consumers with questions may contact Custom Produce by visiting the company website at www.customproducesales.com or by calling the company at 559-254-5860.

Fat Boy cucumbers were packed into the following:

  • Cucumber Carton 24’s Fat Boy Label
  • Cucumber Carton Super Select Fat Boy Label
  • Cucumber Carton 6 count Fat Boy Label
  • Cucumber Carton 5 # Fat Boy Label
  • Possible Fat Boy Lot Codes: 93968, 94506, 94550, 94522, 94513, 93991

Reusable Plastic Containers (RPC):

  • Lot Code: (01) 1 0851821 22000 2 (10) 99
  • Item # 552678329

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5145
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