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The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on January 21, 2016.

There are pouches of Wilton’s Dipping Chocolate that bear a cRc pareve logo. Please note that these are dairy as indicated in the ingredient panel. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5309

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on January 21, 2016 with additional information on January 7, 2016.

Please note that the cRc certified Kosher Korner in the Garden Fresh Market located at 275 Skokie Blvd. Northbrook, IL 60062 has closed. The cRc thanks Mr. Adi Mor and his team for providing quality kosher food to the Northbrook and surrounding areas since 2004.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5308

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on January 15, 2016.

Tanqueray Gin

Please be aware, that we have received correspondence from the Federation of Synagogues in London (KF), whom used to certify "Tanqueray Gin", letting us know that this product is no longer certified and therefore is no longer an approved kosher product for consumption in South Africa.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5307

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on January 20, 2015.

Baltika Brewery, St. Petersburg, Russia: Please be advised that Baltika Beer is no longer certified by OK Kosher Certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5306

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on January 11, 2016.

Kosher Alert Balconi Cubi Wafers

Balconi Cubi Nocciola Hazelnut Wafers, Balconi S.p.A. Nerviano Italy: The Orthodox Union certifies Balconi Cubi Nocciola Hazelnut Wafers as an OU D - Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the allergens and ingredients statements. Some boxes were printed with a plain OU, without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5305

The following information on chodosh is from Rabbi Y. Herman on January 19, 2016.

The following Yoshon under the O-U:

  1. Nature Valley granola bars made in Spain and sold in Israel are Yoshon if with Hebrew writing on the package.
  2. All General Mills cereals, including all Cheerios products sold in Israel are Yoshon PROVIDED the label states that they are made in the USA and that they are imported by Osem.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5304

The following almond allergy alert is from the FDA on Januaray 15, 2016.

Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily issuing a precautionary recall of 350 cases of 12 oz. Fresh Express Baby Spinach with a Product Code of G010A17A and Use-By Date of January 24 due to a possible exposure to a tree nut allergen (almond). Fresh Express representatives are already coordinating with stores to remove the recalled product from retail stores where distributed, primarily in Eastern and Southeastern states. No other Fresh Express products are included in this recall.
The recall was necessitated when a portion of a single almond was inadvertently introduced into the production supply. In order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of consumers, Fresh Express is conducting a precautionary recall of product that could have come into contact with the almond during this isolated incident. In some individuals the consumption of an undisclosed allergen, such as tree nuts, could be life-threatening.
Consumers in possession of the recalled product should discard it. A refund is available where purchased or by contacting the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Recalled Product Details

Recalled Product Distribution
Fresh Express Precautionary Recall, Baby Spinach - 1/15/16
(No other Fresh Express Salads are included in this recall)

Fresh Express Baby Spinach 12 oz. 0 71279 27111 8 G010A17A 24-Jan CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, ME, MD, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5303

The following health alert is from the FDA on Januaray 17, 2016.

Heritage International (USA) Inc. of Compton, CA is voluntarily recalling one lot of Trader Joe's Raw Cashew Pieces with the following code "BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4" because of potential contamination with Salmonella.
The recall only affects one specific lot of Trader Joe's Raw Cashew Pieces. The product comes in a 16 ounce, clear, non-resealable plastic package (with a barcode number of 00505154) and with the following lot code, "BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4." The "BEST BEFORE" information can be found on the backside of the package above the barcode.
The product was distributed only to Trader Joe's stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
The voluntary recall was initiated by Heritage International (USA) Inc., after routine testing by an FDA contract laboratory revealed the presence of Salmonella in one lot of Raw Cashew Pieces. Other lots tested by the FDA contract laboratory and further testing of this lot by Trader Joe's resulted in no additional findings of contamination.
Customers who have purchased the specified lot code (BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4) of Raw Cashew Pieces are urged not to eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to any Trader Joe's for a full refund. Customers may call Trader Joe's Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 6:00AM-6:00PM PST, Monday - Friday, with any questions.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5302

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din on January 145, 2016.

Ella's Kitchen 12+ Round Ones Baby Cereal listed on p.21 inThe Really Jewish Food Guide 2016 as approved Parev, is now NOT KOSHER.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5301

The following kashrus information is from the Vaad Hoeir of St.Louis on January 14, 2015.

The Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis is pleased to announce that the all pita bread products produced by Cham Bakery LLC are now certified as Kosher-Pareve, Pas Palter. These products are certified even when not bearing the OV symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5300
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