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The following milk allergy alert is from the FDA on April 22, 2015.

SM Fish Corp. of FAR ROCKAWAY, NY is recalling 8 ounce containers of OSSIE’S HERRING IN SOURCREAM and OSSIE’S PICKLED LOX DAIRY because they contain undeclared milk.
The products were distributed to retail stores in NY and NJ.
OSSIE’S HERRING IN SOURCREAM, NET WT. 8 OZ., is packed in clear, plastic containers bearing UPC code 739885114174 with date code "06/08/15" (represents expiration date) located on the bottom of the tub. OSSIE’S PICKLED LOX DAIRY, Net Wt. 8 OZ., is packed in clear, plastic containers bearing UPC code 739885114136 and date code "06/08/15" (represents expiration date) located on the bottom of the tub.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered during the current FDA inspection that the containers did not list the sub-ingredients of the sour cream, which contains milk, used in the products. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company's packaging processes.
Consumers who have purchased these items are urged to return themt to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-945-9800, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, ET.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4958

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report for April 22, 2015.

Trader Joes Company is recalling its 16 ounce packages of Trader Joes Cinnamon Almonds because they may contain undeclared peanuts. The Cinnamon Almonds, Net Wt. 16 oz, UPC # 00761437, 24 units per case. This product is distributed nationwide in US.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4957

The following walnut allergy alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report for April 22, 2015.

Stop & Shop Clear Splash Orange Mango, 1 liter plastic bottle Flavored Sparkling Water Beverage distributed by Foodhold U.S.A., LLC Landover, MD 20785 UPC Codes: 6-882677-14066 has been recalled because of undeclared tree nut (walnuts). This product was distributed in MA, NY, PA

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4956

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on April 21, 2015.

MacFarms Caramelized Sea Salt Macadamia Nuts, MacFarms, Captain Cook HI: The Orthodox Union certifies a variety of MacFarms Macadamia Nuts, but does not certify the Caramelized Sea Salt variety. This product bears an unauthorized OU symbol and contains dairy ingredients. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4955

The following Canadian kashrus advisory is from the COR on April 20, 2015.

Due to manufacturing changes, please be advised that the following Kellogg’s cereals sold in Canada have had a status change from "Pareve" to "Dairy Equipment (DE)":

  • Rice Krispies Multigrain Shapes
  • Brand Buds
  • Corn Pops (all varieties)
  • Froot Loops
  • Mini-Wheat Crunch
One should be in the habit of always checking a product’s kosher symbol to verify its kosher status and designation.
For more information about the implications of Dairy Equipment (DE), please click here.

From the Rabbinical Council of New England: Froot loops and Corn pops are still Pareve in the USA. In the US most mini-Wheats are NOT kosher, due to gelatin.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4953

The following health alert is from the FDA on April 20, 2015.

Superior Nut & Candy Co., Inc. is recalling 4 ounce packages Pine Nuts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled Pine Nuts were distributed nationwide in retail stores.
The product come in a 4-ounce packages of Pine Nuts are sold in store Produce Departments with a clear package front and tan-colored label on the back. The back label list Pine Nuts as the only ingredient and has the UPC Number of 72549320016 with a Best By date between 10/22/2015 to 12/27/2015 on the back label.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a 4 ounce package.
Customers who have purchased any 4 ounce packages of Pine Nuts are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Customer Relations at (630) 254-7900 [Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST].

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4954

The following health alert is from the FDA on April 17, 2015.

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The product was labeled as "Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts" and was packaged in 11 oz. plastic tubs. The recalled product has a best-by date of Feb. 4, 2016 and a UPC code of 7695862059-1.
Recalled items were sold in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT Whole Foods Market Stores.
No illnesses have been reported to-date. Based upon routine testing conducted by an FDA-contracted laboratory, it was determined that the raw macadamia nuts tested positive for Salmonella.
Customers who have purchased this product should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Whole Foods Market Customer Service, 512-477-5566 ext. 20060 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm CDT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4952

The following health alert is from the FDA on April 17, 2015.

Hines Nut Company, Dallas, TX, today announced a voluntary recall of WALNUT HALVES & PIECES, Lot Number 6989. The product was supplied by GOLD STATE NUT COMPANY of Biggs, CA, and packaged by Hines Nut Company. There is a possibility these nuts may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product was packaged and distributed as follows: HINES NUT BRAND

  • 128 cases, 25 trays per carton, in black foam trays with a Green and Gold Label
  • Tray weight of 16 ounces
  • Packaged March 3, 2015
  • Lot Number 6989 printed on label
  • Best Buy Date of 12.28.15
  • UPC 07826406516-5
  • Distributed in Texas via Randalls Food Stores

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an outside company contracted by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a package of the product.
Hines Nut Company, Inc. has not received any complaints concerning illness on this lot number to date. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them and to contact Hines Nut Company for information regarding a full refund or for disposal information.

Consumers can contact the Company at 1 800-561-6374 for information regarding this recall. This toll-free number is operational Monday – Friday, 7 am to 4 pm CST.


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

Hines Nut Company, Dallas, TX, is recalling WALNUT HALVES & PIECES, Lot Number 6908. The product was sold by GOLD STATE NUT COMPANY of Biggs, CA, and packaged by Hines Nut Company. These nuts may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product was packaged and distributed as follows:

HINES NUT BRAND

  • Packed in black foam trays with a Green and Gold Label
  • Weight of 12 or 16 ounces
  • Packaged between November 25 and December 5, 2014
  • Lot Number printed on label
  • Distributed in Texas
  • Best by dates from September 21, 2015 to October 1, 2015

HARRIS TEETER FARMERS MARKET BRAND

  • Packed in black foam trays with a Red and Black label
  • Weight of 10 ounces
  • Packaged December 2, 2014
  • Lot number printed on Nutrition Facts label on back of package
  • Distributed to two distribution centers in North Carolina
  • Best by date of September 28, 2015

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by an outside company contracted by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a package of the product.

To date, Hines Nut Company, Inc. has not received any complaints concerning illness on this lot number. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them and to contact Hines Nut Company for information regarding a full refund or for disposal information.

Consumers can contact the Company at 1 800-561-6374 for information regarding this recall. This toll-free number is operational Monday – Friday, 7 am to 4 pm CST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4883

Information on chometz achar Pesach was posted on April 12, 2015.

Kashrut.com has compiled information about places to purchase chometz products after Pesach from a number of sources.
This information is at www.kashrut.com/Passover/ChometzAfterPassover.

The KOF-K has arranged the sale of the chometz for C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. in conjunction with Rabbi Belsky.

  • A&P, Pathmark, Waldbaums, The Food Emporium, Food Basics, and Superfresh stores.

    The Kof-K has also, facilitated the sale of the chometz products for the 2015 Passover season, for Jethro/ Restaurant Depot and Fairway.

    Rabbi Elazar M. Teitz sold the chometz for Shop Rite Supermarkets

    Informative article: Post Pesach Supermarket Shopping by Rabbi Tzvi H Haber

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4943
  • The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR Twitter Feed on April 15, 2015.

    Sutter Buttes Balsamic Vinegar is being sold in the GTA with fraudulent COR stickers. It is not kosher.

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4951
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