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The following kashrus alert is from the OU in response to a question from a reader on June 22, 2015.

Zola coconut water produced in the US is certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union.
There is an overseas company that produces the same product with the same brand name that is not certified.
Check each item for the kosher symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5037

The following health alert is from the consumerist on June 22, 2015.

Niagara® is issuing a voluntary recall for all Spring Water products produced from its Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities during the June 10th – June 18th time frame because of possible e-coli contamination of the water source. List of affected brands:

  • Acadia
  • Best Yet
  • Nature’s Place
  • Shaws
  • Acme
  • 7-11
  • Pricerite
  • Shoprite
  • Big Y
  • Niagara
  • Superchill
  • Western Beef Blue
  • Morning Fresh
  • Wegman’s
Niagara is telling consumers: “DO NOT DRINK THE AFFECTED WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST OR USE OTHER BOTTLED WATER. Bring all affected water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

To determine if your product is affected, please reference the following information on the code, which can be found on the bottle. The code will indicate the place, date and time that the product was produced.

The only affected products have codes that begin with the letter F (for Hamburg) or A (for Allentown). The first digit after the letter indicates the number of the production line. The next two numbers indicate the day, then the month in letters, the year, and then the time, based on a 24-hour clock.


Example: A610JUN15 2000 (Allentown line 6, manufactured on June 10, 2015 at 8pm)

For more information, consumers may contact Niagara Bottling, LLC Consumer Service at (877) 487-7873.

Niagara notice and list of date codes at niagarawater.com/consumer-notice/

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5036

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 19, 2015.

United Salad Co., the distributor of Portland, Oregon, is initiating a voluntary recall of Champ's Sliced Crimini Mushrooms, product of Canada, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Brand name Common name Size UPC Codes
Champ's Mushrooms Sliced Crimini Mushrooms 227 g (8 oz) 6 78286 88877 5 Not available

The recalled mushrooms were distributed to retailers and supermarkets from 06/13/15 to 06/14/15 in Oregon and Washington. Each individual container does not have code date; however product average shelf life is 10 days.

The affected Sliced Crimini Mushrooms were recalled by our supplier Champ's Mushrooms in Canada.

Retail stores are requested to remove any affected products off the store shelves. Consumers who have the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard it.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Please feel free to contact us should you require additional information or assistance at 1-800-547-5536 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (P.D.T.)


The following Candian health alert is from the CFIA on June 16, 2015.

The food recall warning issued on June 7, 2015 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Champ's Mushrooms is recalling sliced mushroom products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Champ's Mushrooms Sliced Crimini Mushrooms 200 g 160 S4189 6 78286 99933 4
Champ's Mushrooms Sliced Crimini Mushrooms 227 g 2015 JN 18 6 78286 88877 5
President's Choice Cremini Sliced Mushrooms 454 g 2015 JN 18 0 60383 05940 8

The following Candian health alert is from the CFIA on June 7, 2015.

Champ's Mushrooms is recalling Champ's Mushrooms brand Sliced Mini Bella Mushrooms from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Champ's Mushrooms Sliced Mini Bella Mushrooms 680 g BEST BEFORE 15/JN/07 6 78286 29837 6

Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Possibly National

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5019

The following British kashrus notice is from the London Beth Din Twitter Feed on June 19, 2015.

Please note that Robinsons Apple Berry Blitzer is Not Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5035

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on June 19, 2015.

A non-certified restaurant, Osi’s Kitchen, located at 4604 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV printed a business card that includes the OU mark. The Orthodox Union does not certify Osi’s Kitchen. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5034

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on June 18, 2015.

Beyond Better Cashew Cheese Gluten Free Sauce and Dip Mixes, Beyond Better, Boulder, CO are being sold in farmer’s markets across Colorado, showing the OK kosher logo on their banner. These products are not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5033

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof on June 17, 2015.

The following juice product produced by
LAKEWOOD ORGANICS OF MIAMI, FLORIDA
32 OZ. COCONUT ‘FRESH PRESSED’ JUICE
with production and expiration dates between
April 9, 2015-17
June 10, 2015-17
is NOT Kosher
The bottle "CAP" will bear one of the following codes:
246E, 246D, 246B, 245V,245U,245N,245J, 245G, 245E, 244V, 244U, 244G.
THESE PRODUCTS WERE MANUFACTURED INADVERTANTLY WITH A NON-KOSHER WHITE GRAPE JUICE.
Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5032

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on June 17, 2015.

TERRIFIC CANDY erroneously bears the OU kosher symbol. Please note that this product is not certified by the OU and therefore it is not approved by the Johannesburg Beth Din.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5031

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on June 4, 2015.

Pineland Farms Potato Company in Neighborhood Stores: Pineland Farms Potato Company, Mars Hill, ME, is no longer under Star-K certification. All products still bearing the Star-K symbol are certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5030

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on June 12, 2015.

OK Kosher Certification does not certify Buddha Tea Company or any of their products.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5029
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