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The following kashrus alert is from Kosher Miami on September 9, 2015.

Please be advised that Fresco Express, which was a small outlet in the Chase Building at 19495 Biscayne Blvd, has been sold, and it will now operate as Rococoa Cafe and Bistro. Rococoa Cafe and Bistro is NOT kosher certified.
However, Rococoa Cafe will carry sealed and ready to eat products prepared by Fresco, which ARE certified by Kosher Miami.
The only products sold by Rococoa Cafe that are certified as kosher are the ones prepared and sealed by Fresco, with the KM logo on the packaging.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5135

The following kashrus alert is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission and aboutchocolates.com posted on September 9, 2015.

"Godiva Chocolate: Pre-packaged Godiva products with an OU-D are kosher. All Godiva Chocolate stores and products that do not bear an OU-D are not kosher. Chocolates imported from Belgium, liqueur truffles, items sold by the piece in Godiva Boutiques, Godiva Biscuits and Café Godiva coffees are not kosher. (Taken from the Godiva website)."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5134

The following kashrus alert is from the Blue Ribbon Kosher on September 3, 2015.

Cameron’s Chamomile Honey single serve tea has the Blue Ribbon Kosher logo displayed on 3 sides of their 12 pack box. This tea is not kosher. It is sold throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Corrective measures have been implemented. All of the Cameron’s single serve coffees and several of their other single teas are correctly labeled with the Blue Ribbon Kosher logo on the package or box but the individual lids are not labeled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5133

The following Candian health alert is from the CFIA on September 4, 2015.

Diageo Canada is voluntarily recalling Smirnoff Ice brand alcoholic beverages from the marketplace due to possible glass contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products, sold in glass bottles, were distributed nationally.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 204
L5 231
0 82000 76753 4
Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini 4 x 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 204
L5 231
0 82000 76754 1
Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini 6 (4 x 330 mL) Bottle codes beginning with
L5 204
L5 231
1 00 82000 76754 8
Smirnoff Ice Green Apple 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 205
L5 232
0 82000 76013 9
Smirnoff Ice Green Apple 4 x 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 205
L5 232
0 82000 76012 2
Smirnoff Ice Green Apple 6 (4 x 330 mL) Bottle codes beginning with
L5 205
L5 232
1 00 82000 76012 9
Smirnoff Ice Raspberry 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 205
L5 232
0 82000 76011 5
Smirnoff Ice Raspberry 4 x 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 205
L5 232
0 82000 76010 8
Smirnoff Ice Raspberry 6 (4 x 330 mL) Bottle codes beginning with
L5 205
L5 232
1 00 82000 76010 5
Smirnoff Ice Cranberry & Lime 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 205
L5 206
L5 232
L5 233
0 82000 76019 1
Smirnoff Ice Cranberry & Lime 4 x 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 205
L5 206
L5 232
L5 233
0 82000 76018 4
Smirnoff Ice Cranberry & Lime 6 (4 x 330 mL) Bottle codes beginning with
L5 205
L5 206
L5 232
L5 233
1 00 82000 76018 1
Smirnoff Ice Smirnoff Ice 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 210
L5 236
L5 237
0 82000 76360 4
Smirnoff Ice Smirnoff Ice 4 x 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 210
L5 236
L5 237
0 82000 75948 5
Smirnoff Ice Smirnoff Ice 6 (4 x 330 mL) Bottle codes beginning with
L5 210
L5 236
L5 237
1 00 82000 75948 2
Smirnoff Ice Smirnoff Ice 12 x 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 210
L5 236
L5 237
0 82000 75949 2
Smirnoff Ice Smirnoff Ice 2 (12 x 330 mL) Bottle codes beginning with
L5 210
L5 236
L5 237
1 00 82000 75949 9
Smirnoff Ice Smirnoff Ice 24 x 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 210
L5 236
L5 237
0 82000 76360 4
Smirnoff Ice Watermelon Mimosa 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 206
L5 233
0 82000 77350 4
Smirnoff Ice Watermelon Mimosa 4 x 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 206
L5 233
0 82000 77351 1
Smirnoff Ice Watermelon Mimosa 6 (4 x 330 mL) Bottle codes beginning with
L5 206
L5 233
1 00 82000 77351 8
Smirnoff Ice Orange Screwdriver 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 206
L5 207
L5 234
L5 235
L5 236
0 82000 76021 4
Smirnoff Ice Orange Screwdriver 4 x 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 206
L5 207
L5 234
L5 235
L5 236
0 82000 76020 7
Smirnoff Ice Orange Screwdriver 6 (4 x 330 mL) Bottle codes beginning with
L5 206
L5 207
L5 234
L5 235
L5 236
1 00 82000 76020 4
Smirnoff Ice Smirnoff Ice Light 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 207
L5 233
L5 234
0 82000 76370 3
Smirnoff Ice Smirnoff Ice Light 4 x 330 mL Bottle codes beginning with
L5 207
L5 233
L5 234
0 82000 75947 8
Smirnoff Ice Smirnoff Ice Light 6 (4 x 330 mL) Bottle codes beginning with
L5 207
L5 233
L5 234
1 00 82000 75947 5
Smirnoff Ice The Life of the Party Pack 12 x 330 mL Case codes beginning with
L5 137
L5 139
L5 203
L5 231
0 82000 77352 8
Smirnoff Ice The Life of the Party Pack 2 (12 x 330 mL) Case codes beginning with
L5 137
L5 139
L5 203
L5 231
1 00 82000 77352 5

Ed. Note: The above are posted as a health alert and are not necessarily kosher>

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5132

The following milk allergy alert is from the FDA on September 2, 2015.

H-E-B has issued a voluntary recall specifically for the Hill Country Fare One Gallon Spring Water with the Best By date of December 19, 2015, due to the possible presence of a milk allergen.
H-E-B discovered the issue on September 1, 2015, during quality assurance product reviews. This recall is specific to one gallon containers of Hill Country Fare Spring Water with a Best By Date of December 19, 2015. No other H-E-B or Hill Country Fare products are impacted by this voluntary recall.
This voluntary recall is specific to stores located in Houston, Central Texas and the Gulf Coast. All impacted items have been removed. H-E-B is asking customers that may have purchased the impacted product to return it to their H-E-B store for a full refund.
The affected product is:

  • Hill Country Fare Spring Water One Gallon containers with Best By dates of December 19, 2015

Customers who purchased the affected product can return the product to H-E-B for a full refund. Customers with concerns or questions may contact H-E-B Customer Relations at 210-938-8357 or 1-800-432-3113 between the hours of 8AM and 5PM CST Monday through Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5130

The following health alert is from the FDA on September 2, 2015.

Sincerely Nuts Inc.,Brooklyn, NY, is recalling packages of Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole and Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The affected Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole and Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces were distributed nationwide via online sales through the company’s website www.sincerelynuts.com from June 16, 2015 through August 10, 2015, and at www.amazon.com.
The recalled product was packed in clear, flexible plastic packages:

  • Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole was sold in 1 lb., 2 lb. and 5 lb. packages bearing Lot Number T7R1A22045 and EXPIRES: 1/2016 stamped on the back label.
  • Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces come in 2 lb. packages bearing EXPIRES: 11/2015 stamped on the back label (there is no lot code). New product will have a lot number.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall is a result of routine testing by a contracted private laboratory which revealed the presence of Salmonella in the 2 lb. packages of Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole and Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces. Production of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
Consumers who have purchased Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Whole and Sincerely Nuts Macadamia Nuts (Raw) Unsalted Halves and Pieces are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-272-8780, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5129

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din on September 2, 2015.

COFRESH
We have been informed that a limited number of non-certified savoury Cofresh products have erroneously had the KLBD logo printed alongside the best before date. Any products found with the KLBD logo which are not included on the KLBD list are not kosher certified nor approved and should not be used.
As far as we are aware only the following products are affected:

  • Balti Mix
  • Bombay Mix
  • Chevda
  • Chana Dal
  • Green Peas & Peanuts
  • Cornflake Mix
  • Punjabi Mix
For a full list of KLBD certified Cofresh products, check our superfast Isitkosher Search cofresh.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5128

The following shmitta alert is from the London Beth Din on August 2, 2015.

IMPORTANT SHEMITTA INFORMATION
Rosemary from Israel should be avoided until beginning of June 2016 (not 2015 as previously listed)
For a full list of Shemitta dates for Israeli produce is at www.kosher.org.uk/article/shemitta-dates.

Ed. note: The Shmitta year will be over at Rosh HaShana however, see the schedule above as to when fruits and vegetables will no longer has shmitta status.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5127

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on September 1, 2015.

Nathan's Hot Fries Potato Snacks, Inventure, Phoenix, AZ: The Orthodox Union certifies Nathan’s Hot Fries potato snacks as an OU D Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients, as indicated in the allergen and ingredient statements. Some product was mistakenly labeled 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=A5126

The following health alert is from the FDA enforcement reportt for August 26, 2015.

Friendly Ice Cream Corp., Wilbraham, MA is voluntarily recalling Friendly's Vienna Mocha Chunk Ice Cream Tub, 48 U.S. FL. OZ. UPC: 0-29839 00557-4 because of a foreign object. Code Info WC 10 06/18/16 xxxx xxxxxx Use By: 6/18/2016 ; Distribution Pattern ME, NH, VT, MA RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5125
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