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The following Israeli health alert is from the Janglol.net and Israeli health ministry on November 4, 2014

Unilever would like to notify the public that during a routine check of certain products, the company has decided to recall these products because there is a possibility that the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes may be present:

  • Klik Ugi 75 grams with use-by dates from 8 July 2015 to 15 July 2015
  • Klik XL Ugiot v'Deganim 85 grams with use-by dates from 16 July 2015 to 18 July 2015
  • Klik In Nougat Halavi 38 grams with use-by dates from 31 March 2015 to 3 April 2015
Consumers who have purchased this product are asked to refrain from eating it, to call 1-800-780-780 (Israeli number) to receive a replacement product have have the recalled product collected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4747

The following kashus alert is from the Wisconsin K posted on November 5, 2014

The following snack mix products packaged by Great Skott under the supervision of Wisconsin K are Dairy. The kosher logo has the word "Dairy" printed too small to see:

    Guacamole Medley
  • Tailgate Mix
  • Man Mix
  • Party Mix
  • Sourdough Pretzels - All Flavors
  • Granola: Honey Nut & Chocolate Cranberry

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4746

The following Canadian kashus alert is from the COR on November 5, 2014.

Distinction Cappuccino French Vanilla 907g product was inadvertently labeled without a "dairy"designation on the COR logo. This product is kosher DAIRY. Corrective action is being taken to ensure correct labeling in future.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4745

The following kashrus information is from Updates to cRc liquor list dated October 2, 2014.

Updates to cRc liquor list between July and September 2014:

Newly Certified

  • Alexander Beer, Green .................................. Rabbi Eliezer Simcha Weisz certified, symbol required
  • Bootlegger21, Vodka and Whiskey ................ OU certified, symbol required
  • Cointreau, all varieties ................................... KF certified, no symbol required
  • Glen Garioch Scotch, assorted varieties ........ KLBD certified, symbol required
  • Hamashkeh Blended Scotch ......................... KLBD certified, symbol required
  • Howe Sound Brewing, assorted varieties ...... Kosher Check certified, symbol required
  • J.K.'s Scrumpy Hard Cider, all varieties .......... Michigan Kosher Supervisors certified, no symbol required
  • Malka Beer, assorted varieties ...................... Rabbi Shlomo Ben Eliyahu (Israel) certified, symbol required
  • Peter Heering, Coffee Liqueur and Cherry Liqueur ....... OU certified, symbol required
  • Red Stag Hardcore Cider ................................ OU certified, symbol required
  • Redd’s Apple Ale ............................................ OU certified, symbol required
  • Smith & Forge Hard Cider .............................. OU certified, symbol required
  • Valentine Gin, assorted varieties ................... Michigan Kosher Supervisors certified, symbol required
  • Van Gogh Vodka, assorted varieties .............. OU certified, symbol required
  • Yahara Bay Extra Dry Gin, Lightning Whiskey, Premium Rum, Premium Vodka ............ cRc certified, symbol required
  • Yankee Folly Hard Apple Cider ........................... OU certified, symbol required

Newly Recommended (not certified)

  • Anchor Brewing, Anchor Summer Beer
  • Bernheim, Wheat Whiskey, Unflavored
  • Deanston Scotch, 12 Year Old
  • Glenfiddich Scotch, Excellence 26 Year Old
  • Glenglassaugh Scotch, Evolution
  • Goose Island Beer, Endless IPA
  • Heineken Beer, Unflavored Midleton Scotch, Barry Crocket Legacy
  • Myers’s Rum, assorted varieties ......................... See the cRc liquor list for details

Newly Non‐Recommended

  • Bushmills Irish Whisky, Assorted varieties ......... See the liquor list for details
  • Highland Park Scotch, 12, 15, and 18 Year Old Jim Beam, Kentucky Fire
  • Lagavulin Scotch, Distillers Edition ..................... Note: This does not include the Lagavulin 16 Year Old.
  • The Balvenie, 15 Year Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask Edition .................................... Note: The original (non‐sherry cask) edition remains recommended.
  • The Macallan, Fine Oak 18 Year Old "The Speyside" Scotch, Any age ......................... Note: This refers to the specific brand produced by “The Speyside” company.

Ed. note: The information above was prepared by Chicago Rabbinical Council, 773-465-3900. For more information or questions, please contact them.

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The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4738

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 31, 2014.

Marathon Ventures, Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling various retail and bulk packages containing raw macadamia nuts as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The issue was brought to the Company’s attention by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following routine testing.
The items below were sold after March 11, 2014, through grocery, food service and other retail outlets throughout the country.

UPC BRAND PRODUCT
DESCRIPTION
UNIT WT CODE DATE
LOT NUMBER
0 15400 86635 4 Shurfine Macadamia Diced Nuts 5oz/142g Best By: 11 MAR 2015
        Best By: 23 JUN 2015
        Best By: 11 AUG 2015
0 15400 16635 5 Western Family Macadamia Diced Nuts 5oz/142g Best By: 11 MAR 2015
        Best By: 23 JUN 2015
        Best By: 11 AUG 2015
        Best By: 6 OCT 2015
0 75450 13287 8 HyVee Macadamia Nuts 2oz/57g Best By: 27 AUG 2015
        Best By: 28 AUG 2015
        Best By: 10 OCT 2015
0 85239 52108 3 Market Pantry Chopped Macadamia Nuts 2.25oz/64g Best By: 28 APR 2015
        Best By: 1 MAY 2015
        Best By: 28 MAY 2015
        Best By: 1 JUL 2015
        Best By: 23 JUL 2015
        Best By: 21 AUG 2015
        Best By: 16 OCT 2015
0 75049 42186 4 Pear’s Gourmet Macadamia Nuts Raw 16oz/454g Best By: 23 JUL 2015
  Cash-Wa Distributing Macadamia Nuts Raw 5lbs/2.27kg
14170
       
14261
06509 Pegler Sysco Macadamia Nuts Raw 5lbs/2.27kg
14052
       
14094
       
14128
       
14181
       
14267
Bulk Case Mayan Gold Macadamia Nuts Style #5 25lbs PO# 0011766 SDC 0034

Consumers may direct their questions regarding the recalled items to Marathon Ventures, Inc. Customer Service toll-free at (800) 828-7688 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30PM Central Time or via e-mail at customerservice@marathonventuresinc.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4743

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on October 30, 2014.

The Orthodox Union certifies Sensible Portions Zesty Ranch Veggie Straws, Boulder CO as an OU-D Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4741

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on October 30, 2014.

Organic Traditions Mulberries, Health Matters America Inc., Cheektowaga NY: The Orthodox Union certifies various Organic Tradition products, but does not certify their mulberry products. Some of their mulberry packaging was mistakenly printed with an OU symbol. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4740

The following dairy allergy alert is from the FDA and the CFIA on October 24, 2014.

Lundberg Family Farms announced that it is voluntarily recalling from distribution in the United States and Canada, specific bags of Sea Salt Rice Chips due to possible presence of an undeclared dairy allergen. The issue was discovered through a consumer complaint.
The recall applies to only 6 ounce bags (170g) of Sea Salt Rice Chips packed on August 11th, 2014, bearing the code “140811” and a best before date of “2015 JUN 08” on the upper right-hand corner of the bag. The Sea Salt Rice Chips display the following UPC numbers 0-73416-03530-0 for U.S., or 0-73416-03540-9 for Canada.
Customers who have bags of Sea Salt Rice Chips with the aforementioned labeling should discard them or return them unopened to the place of purchase for a refund. Customers can call our customer service representatives at 530-538-3555, which is staffed seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, or leave a message at other times, with any questions or concerns about the product, or email recall@lundberg.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4732

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Supervision on October 23 2014.

Please be advised that LUKSUSOWA Triple Distilled Potato Vodka (distributed by Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, White Plains, NY) bears an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the label. OK Kosher Certification does not certify any Luksusowa products. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4736

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on October 24, 2014.

Bulgarian Bazaar Lecho in 24 oz. containers bear an unauthorized OU symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product. If you see this product in the marketplace with an OU symbol, please contact kosherq@ou.org. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4735
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