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The following kashrus alert are from the OU on February 24, 2015 with additional information in response to a reader's question on March 9, 2015.

Regal Spice Ham Soup Base.and Regal BEEF Spice, Clark Associates, Inc., Lancaster PA: The Orthodox Union does not certify Regal Spice Ham Soup Base and Regal BEEF Spice Soup Base. These products bears an unauthorized OU symbol and are not kosher. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4899

The following kashrus alert are from the OU on March 3, 2015 with additional information from Kashrut Maguen David on March 4, 2015.

The Orthodox Union does not certify any Evolution Nutraceutics products, bottled and sold in Mexico. Some Evolution Nutraceutics products bear an unauthorized OU Symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

These products are certified by Kashrut Maguen David

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4909

The following British kashrus alert is the response to a reader's question from the London Beth Din on March 4, 2015.

Brogan's Irish Cream Liqueur is no longer KLBD Certified and it is not kosher approved.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4908

The following British shemitta information is from the London Beth Din on March 4, 2015.

SHEMITTA INFORMATION: As the year progresses, the Shemitta dates are adjusted, so don’t rely on an old list.

  • For Shemitta information, visit www.kosher.org.uk/article/what-shemitta
  • For Shemitta dates for Israeli produce visit www.kosher.org.uk/article/shemitta-dates

    Kashrut.com has links to information about shemitta and lists at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#SCHMITTA

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4907
  • The following British correction is from the London Beth Din on March 4, 2015.

    CORRECTION: The following Jacob's products are listed on p.48 as KLBD Dairy but are of course KLBD Parev:

    • Crackers Choice Grain
    • Cream Crackers
    • Cream Crackers Cracked Black Pepper
    • Cream Crackers High Fibre

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4906

    The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on March 2, 2015.

    Please be advised that B.C.S. International Corporation of Long Island City, NY is packing Swedish Fish (jelly fish type candy) under the brand name NutMan, mistakenly bearing an OK Kosher Certification kosher symbol. This product is NOT kosher. Corrective action has been taken.

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4905

    The following health alert is from the FDA on February 27, 2015.

    Ateeco, Inc., maker Mrs. T’s Pierogies, Shenandoah, PA, announced the voluntary recall of specific lots of its Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil variety of pierogies, due to safety concerns. The affected product was distributed to a limited number of retail customers and is being recalled due to plastic contamination in the product which may be a choke hazard.
    The specific product in question is the 16-ounce box of Mrs. T’s Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Pierogies (UPC 4116400042), sold in retail grocery outlets in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and Illinois, and that have the following Best By information:

    • Product with “Best By 05/20/16”
    • Product with “Best By 07/15/16”

    To date, Mrs. T’s has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot and no other varieties or lots of Mrs. T’s Pierogies are impacted by this voluntary recall.
    Consumers who purchased this product are welcome to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund, or to contact Mrs. T’s Pierogies at 1-800-743-7649 from 8am to 4:30pm EST Monday through Friday.

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4904

    The following peanut allergy alert is from the CFIA on February 26, 2015.

    Garden Lites brand Southwestern Souffle recalled the following product due to undeclared peanut:

    Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
    Garden Lites Southwestern Souffle 198 g Lot # 27814
    EXP DATE 4/5/2016
    7 04863 01720 4


    The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on January 15,2015.

    Garden Lites®, The Delicious Vegetable Company™ owned and operated by Classic Cooking LLC, is issuing a voluntary recall of several products due to the fact that they contain undeclared peanuts. The ingredient cumin provided by a third party vendor was contaminated with peanut allergen. Individuals who have severe sensitivity to peanuts should not consume the designated products as they may run the risk of a serious and even life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. These products were distributed nationwide in retail stores. The recall affects products with the following lot numbers and UPC codes:

    PRODUCT NAMESIZELOT#EXP DATESUPC
    Garden Lites Kale & Quinoa Soufflé7 oz3219
    33014
    3517
    5/25/2016
    5/26/2016
    6/23/2016
    7-04863-01730-3
    Garden Lites Southwestern Soufflé7 oz27814
    32214
    32314
    4/5/2016
    5/18/2016
    5/19/2016
    7-04863-01720-4
    Garden Lites Veggie Chili & Cornbread Melt7 oz299144/26/20167-04863-01726-6
    Garden Lites Kale & Brown Rice Veggie Bites9 oz28014
    28114
    30114
    30214
    27414
    4/7/2016
    4/8/2016
    4/28/2016
    4/29/2016
    4/02/2016
    7-04863-03611-3
    Classic Cooking Kale & Quinoa Veggie Cakes6.75 lbs32314
    33614
    36314
    27414
    5/19/2016
    6/2/2016
    6/29/2016
    4/1/2016
    7-4863-32511-8

    To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

    Customers seeking a refund are asked to send a digital image displaying the UPC code and expiration date on the package/s affected to info@garden-lites.com or they can mail the product packaging to Classic Cooking Attn: RECALL at 165-35 145th Dr., Jamaica, NY 11434 in exchange for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-439-0200 ext. 627, Mon - Fri 9:00AM To 5:00PM.

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4840

    The following South African kashrus informaton is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on February 27, 2015.

    All Israeli fruit currently available are not Shemita produce.

    Kashrut.com has links to information on shemita and tithing at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4902

    The following health alert is from the CFIA on February 26, 2015.

    Amira Enterprises Inc. is recalling Amira brand Tahini Sauce from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below:

    Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
    Amira Tahini Sauce 750 g None 0 69467 40101 0

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4901
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