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The following health alert is from the FDA enforcement reportt for October 21, 2015.

Shawnee Milling Company, Inc., Shawnee, OK has recalled the following products because of the presence of foreign material:

Code Info: Climax Flour: Best By 07/24/2016; Always Save: Best By 07/22/2016; Best Choice: Best By 07/22/2016; HyTop: Best By 07/22/2016; Parade: Best By 07/21/2016; Shawnee Best: Best By 07/21/2016, Best By 07/22/2016; Shurfine: Best By 07/21/2016, 07/22/2016
Products distibuted in AL, MS, MO, TX, OK

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5190

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on October 23, 2015.

Please note that Salud Natural Entrepreneur, Inc. has announced that Nopalina Flax Seed Plus Fiber 120 capsules that have the following lots: 46.15; 74.15; 45.15; 52.15; 53.15; 171.15; 43.15 are not certified by the cRc (Chicago Rabbinical Council) and should not be considered Kosher. They do not bear the cRc logo. Items bearing the cRc continue to be kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5186

The following health alert is from the GoGoSqueeze and ABCChicagoon October 16, 2015 and a Canadian alert at CFIA on October 21, 2015.

GoGo SqueeZ is recalling Applesauce pouch snack packs with a "Best Before Date" of between 6/30/16 and 7/26/16 because mold was discovered in some of its pouches.
Click here to identify affected products.
GoGoSqueeze can be contacted at 1-844-275-5841.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5176

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on October 21, 2015.

Please be advised that Valley Fresh IQF Whole Blackberries bears an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the packaging. This is a product of Chile and distributd by Honor Foods. OK Kosher Certification has no information as to the kashrus of this product. Corrective action is being taken. Action

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5183

The following kashrus alert is from Kosher Australia on October 22, 2015.

"Despite our best efforts, Kraft Heinz, the owners of the Golden Circle brand, have unfortunately decided to discontinue its Kosher certification of the Golden Circle range of ​LONG-LIFE FRUIT JUICES (including the Popper range and Golden Circle Junior Drinks), FRUIT CORDIALS & CANNED FRUITS. The company has ​advised that they will no longer allow us to monitor the ingredients or manufacturing processes, and further the company is not willing to commit to informing Kosher Australia of any changes in the ingredients and processes. Both these criteria are fundamental requirements in order to maintain a reliable kosher certification."

"The Golden Circle products with a 'best before date' printed on the packaging which is prior to 1 July 2016 remain kosher certified under the supervision of Kosher Australia​. Products with a best before date after 1 July 2016 are no longer Kosher certified by Kosher Australia and are therefore not recommended​."

"We are working together with our colleagues at the Kashrut Authority in Sydney to address this situation and we continue to request ​Kraft Heinz to reconsider its decision to discontinue the certification of its fruit juices, fruit cordials and canned fruits, and we urge consumers to make their voices heard.​"

The company may be contacted via www.goldencircle.com.au/contact.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5185

The following Mexican kashrus alert from KMD Mexico on October 12, 2015.

Se les informa que la cajeta de la marca Golden Hills no está autorizada como kosher aún portando el sello de KMD De venta en Supermercados

Translation by KMD Mexico: Cajeta Golden Hills: KMD symbol not authorized.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5184

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

Squish Candies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, www.squishcandies.com: Squish Candies and Bonbon Squish are displaying the OK Kosher Certification kashrus symbol on their website and selling various candies in their stores bearing the OK kosher symbol , without the permission of the OK. Squish Candies are not certified by OK Kosher Certification. OK Kosher has no information as to the kashrus of these products. Action Corrective action is being taken. Action Corrective measures have been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5182

The following health alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on October 14, 2015.

Blue Plate(R) LIGHT MAYONNAISE, Reily Foods Co., New Orleans, LA is 18 Fl OZ (1 PT 2 OZ) 532, mL. UPC 47900-50638 has been recalled because one lot of Blue Plate Light Mayonnaise has the Blue Plate Mayonnaise ingredient statement and nutrition facts.
Distribution Pattern: GA, MD, KY, AL, NC, VA, TX, TN, NJ, FL, MS, IA

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5180

The following Candian health alert is from the CFIA on October 17, 2015.

Costco Wholesale Canada Inc. is voluntarily recalling Alpine Fresh brand Snap Peas from the marketplace due to possible Cyclospora contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. The following product has been sold from Costco locations across Ontario.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Alpine Fresh Snap Peas 907 g (2 lb) All Best Before dates from
15-OC-01 to 15-OC-29 inclusively
8 15887 01072 7 Microbiological - Other - Cyclospora

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5179

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 15, 2015.

S. Martinelli & Company of Watsonville, California, today announced a voluntary nationwide recall of certain lots of Martinelli’s 8.4 oz. mini glass bottles of Gold Medal Sparkling Cider, Sparkling Cider Northwest Blend, Sparkling White Grape, and Sparkling Red Grape, due to the possibility of small glass chips at the top of the bottles occurring when opening the bottle, which could possibly enter the beverage. Consumers could potentially be cut or injured if a chip occurs.
Only certain lots of the 8.4 oz. bottles, typically known in the trade as “mini-bottles,” of Martinelli’s Gold Medal Sparkling Cider, Sparkling Cider Northwest Blend, Sparkling White Grape and Sparkling Red Grape are affected by this recall. The recalled products have a “Best Before” date of after March 1, 2018, but before September 12, 2018, on the front label of the bottle. A complete list of the product names, item numbers, “Best Before” dates, UPC codes, and images for the products affected are included in Exhibit A attached.
No other Martinelli’s beverage or size bottle is impacted. The 750 ml “champagne” and the 10 oz. bottles are not included in this recall.
Consumers who have purchased the product can return the product to its place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-662-1868 at any time, 24 hours a day.
A full list of recalled products can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm467264.htm.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5178
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