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The following kashrus alert is from the OK on August 3, 2015.

Please be advised that J & Y Trading Inc. Frozen Octopus Whole 6816 Fort Hamilton Paarkway Brooklyn, NY 11219 bears an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the packaging. This product is NOT KOSHER. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5092

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on August 3, 2015.

Several people have seen non-kosher food trucks in Manhattan bearing an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the banner. OK Kosher Certification is asking for the public’s help to stop this fraudulent use of the OK kosher symbol. We have sent a mashgiach to speak with the owner of the truck, who agreed to remove the sign. Unfortunately, the sign was up again the next day. These trucks change their location every day.
We have contacted NYS Kosher Law Enforcement and they suggested we advertise to the public.
If anyone sees these trucks please contact OK Kosher Certification at 718-756-7500 and report the location and license plate number of the truck; so that further action can be taken. Reports can also be made to NYS Kosher Law Enforcement at Kosher@agriculture.ny.gov.
In the meantime – please tell all contacts about this. Help us prevent anyone from mistakenly eating from these non-kosher trucks.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5091

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR on August 5, 2015.

Brand: Délices de la ForêtValli
Product: Algeria Mix – 1kg & 12kg (Bulk)
Issue: The product was inadvertently labeled without a ‘dairy’ designation. The product is DAIRY and kosher certified.
This product is sold in the Greater Montreal Area
Resolution: Corrective measures have been taken

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5090

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR on August 5, 2015.

Brand: Délices de la Forêt Valli
Product: Anis Candy – 200g & 4.5 kg (bulk)
Issue: The product is NOT KOSHER but bears a COR Dairy logo in error. This product is sold in the Greater Montreal Area
Resolution: A product recall has been issued. If you find this product, please contact the COR office at info@cor.ca

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5089

The following health alert is from the FDA enforcement reportt for July 29, 2015.

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (JBSS) announced today that it is voluntarily recalling Fisher brand chopped walnuts packaged in 10 ounce plastic bags because some of these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Consumers who have recently purchased the items with the BEST BY DATES listed in the table below at retail stores located nationwide and in Puerto Rico should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement. The BEST BY DATES can be found on the back of the bags.

JBSS Item Code UPC # BRAND PRODUCT DESCRIPTION UNIT WT. UM BEST BY DATE
P03004 070690 02365 8 Fisher Chopped Walnuts 10 oz 03/23/16 HC1
P03004 070690 02365 8 Fisher Chopped Walnuts 10 oz 03/23/16 HC2

This voluntary recall is the result of a routine sampling program conducted by the FDA in the retail marketplace which revealed that a 10 ounce package of Fisher brand chopped walnuts contained Salmonella.

Consumers or customers who have questions about the above recall may contact John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. Customer Service toll-free at (800) 874-8734 Monday through Friday from 8:15 AM to 5:15 PM Central Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5087

The following change in certification is from Kosher Miami with additional information from the OK posted on August 5, 2015.

Please be advised that effective August 1, 2015, Zak the Baker and ZTB Cafe, located at 405 NW 26th Street, Miami 33127, will no longer be certified by Kosher Miami, The Vaad HaKashrus of Miami-Dade. It is our understanding that they have obtained other certification.

Ed. note: They are now certifed by OK Kosher Certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5088

The following health alert is from the FDA enforcement reportt for July 29, 2015.

Kirkland Signature Fresh Farmed Atlantic Salmon Fillet Product of Chile Processed in USA approx 2lbs. Packaged in a styrofoam tray and wrapped in plastic. has been recalled because Marine Harvest is recalling raw, fresh, farmed Chilean Atlantic salmon refrigerated salmon fillets due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. These products had a Purchase dates of: 05/02-09/15. U.S. distribution to the following states: CA, AZ, and NV. No foreign distribution.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5086

The following kashrus advisory on how to purchase ice cream is from the COR Detroit on July 29, 2015.

ICE CREAM and FROZEN YOGURT STORES often claim they are Kosher and post Kosher certification letters, which the unsuspecting consumer may assume attest to Kosher supervision of the store and its products. However, upon closer inspection the consumer will see that in most cases the letters refer only to specific products or ingredients which are factory produced under supervision, and are certified only when in their original sealed packaging bearing Kosher marking. Once the unsupervised store opens the packaging, the certification is no longer valid. Unless the consumer verifies that there is actual on-site reliable Rabbinical supervision of the entire individual retail store, no products should be considered Kosher except for those in their original containers bearing Kosher certification.
The following are some stores in the Detroit area that are not under supervision: TCBY, Haagen-Dazs, Sweet Earth, Bloomberry and Macy’s Fruigurt.
When purchasing hard pack ice cream or yogurt from the original container, the consumer should ask to see the Kosher certification mark on the container, and also should check that there are no drippings from other flavors that may have fallen into the container. In addition, the scoop should be thoroughly washed.
Soft serve ice cream or yogurt should not be purchased from an unsupervised store, because of the inability to verify that Kosher mix was put into the machine.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5085

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on July 29, 2015.

Private Selection Store Baked Pies, Kroger, Cincinnati OH: The Orthodox Union does not certify Kroger Private Selection store-baked pies. Some pie boxes were printed with an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions have been implemented. Please note that some Kroger store bakeries are certified by local kosher agencies that certify the kosher status of those pies.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5083

The following revised kashrus alert is from the OU on July 20, 2015.

The following Williams-Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma San Fransisco, CA products are missing D – Dairy Designation:
Black Truffle Rub; Parmesan Herb Corn Seasoning; Green Bean Casserole Kit; Truffled Mac & Cheese Mix with Sauce Mix; Taco Mac & Cheese Mix with Sauce Mix; Sriracha Mac & Cheese Mix with Sauce Mix; Garlic Pizza Crust Seasoning; Parmesan & Chile Flake Pizza Crust Seasoning; Parmesan Herb Rub; Truffle Rub; Classic Tuna Casserole Seasoning; Thanksgiving Root Veg Gratin Seasoning
The Orthodox Union certifies the above listed Williams-Sonoma seasonings as OU D – Dairy products. These products contain dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some labels were printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5070
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