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SEATTLE VAAD KASHRUT ALERT - Menchie's Frozen Yogurt (77 Central)

July 10, 2017: From the Seattle Vaad:

As of today, July 11, 2017 the Menchies Frozen Yogurt on Mercer Island (7785 Sunset Hwy, Suite 116, Mercer Island WA) is no longer Kosher Certified by the Vaad HaRabanim of Greater Seattle.
The store has changed ownership, and the new owner has decided not to continue kosher certification at this time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5986

British Kashrus info on Cofresh Mix-Ups

July 10, 2017: From the London Beth Din:
Cofresh Balti, Jalfrezi, Korma and Vindaloo Mix Ups are Certified Parev, with logo.
For list of certified varieties click here.


British Kashrus info on CoFresh products

October 6, 2016: From the London Beth Din twitter:
Cofresh Channa Dall, London Mix + PLAIN Rice Sticks (not flavoured ones) now KLBD #KosherCertified Parev, no logo.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5672

KASHRUT ALERT - PME BELGIAN CHOCOLATE CURLS

July 10, 2017: From the London Beth Din:

The following cake decorating products have been mis-labelled with the KLBD Parev logo on the packaging but are KLBD Dairy, as listed on p.27 of The Really Jewish Food Guide 2017:

  • Caramel
  • Dark
  • Milk
  • Party Mix
  • Strawberry
  • Striped Mini Cigarellos
  • White

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5985

Kashrus alert - Admiral Weaver Inn in Newport, RI

July 11, 2017 - From a reader:

The Admiral Weaver Inn Bed and Breakfast in Newport, RI is not certified as kosher. They had been previously.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5984

Kashrus alert - Sweetland Foods

July 10, 2017 - From KVH Kosher:

Please be aware that KVH Certification of Sweetland Foods, Pawtucket, RI is DISCONTINUED on all products (even those labeled with the KVH symbol) as of July 10, 2017.
The products include:

  • The Ice Cream Machine
  • Marylou's Coffee
  • Cross Country Cookie
  • Bellini Biscotti​

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5983

New Slurpee flavors

July 11, 2017: The following are new kosher slurpee flavors are from 7-11 and are pareve:

  • Mug Float
  • Master Chill Cotton Candy

The Kashrut.com Slurpee list can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/slurpees.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5982

Corrected Kosher Alert Marina Blue Cheese Dressing

July 6, 2017 from the OU:

Marina Blue Cheese Dressing, Marina Foods Inc., Medley FL: Missing D - Dairy Designation:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Marina Blue Cheese Dressing. Some labels bear an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5979

South African News and Alerts

July 5, 2017 from the http://www.uos.co.za/kashrut/openAlertUpdate.asp" target='UOS'>UOS:

  • Newly certified
    • All Faircape Long Life Milk is kosher when bearing the Beth Din logo.
    • Woolworths medium fat cream cheese[1] is Kosher when bearing the Beth Din logo.
  • Packaging Errors (Corrective measures implemented)
    • Pick n Pay rusks are marked as Parev, should be Dairy.
    • Dairymaid Mega ice-creams are marked as Parev, should be Dairy.
    • Nestle Rolo ice-creams are marked as Parev, should be Dairy.
    • Fiesta chips[2] are marked as Parev, should be Dairy.
    • Schwarma Co. Tahini is not Kosher certified.
    • Fruitime Aloe Grape Juice 500ml with a hechsher is not Kosher.
  • List changes and updates
    • Woolworths yoghurt’s formula has been changed, only Kosher when bearing a Beth Din logo.
    • Ghost Pops are Kosher Dairy.
  • Did you know?
    • Bomas Shwarma Resto Bar (Shwarma shop across from Genesis) is under new ownership. Their food is unbelievable; you have to try it out!!!!
    • Any plain, uncoloured and unflavoured pasta manufactured in Italy is acceptable[3]. This ruling does not apply to potato gnocchi or gluten free pasta[4].
  • Please note:
    • The Kashrut standard of Franjelicas has not changed. Franjelicas continues to offer a range of Dairy and Parev meal options. The only Non Mehadrin Parev item on the menu is Tuna Fish.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5981

Voluntary Recall of CLIF BUILDER'S Bar Chocolate Mint Flavor, CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip Flavors

July 5, 2017: The FDA and :

Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall of CLIF® BUILDER'S® Bar Chocolate Mint flavor, and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Chip flavors due to possible presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts, including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts and coconuts.
Clif Bar discovered this issue when it received a small number of consumer complaints alleging peanut or tree nut allergic reactions. There are no confirmed illnesses associated with this recall. The voluntary recall applies to products in all pack sizes and individual bars meeting the criteria found in the attached table. The affected “Best By” dates can be found on the back of individual packaging or caddies. No other Clif Bar & Company products, pack sizes, flavors or ‘Best By’ date codes are affected. The company is asking consumers to return product to the store where purchased to request an exchange or full refund if there is an allergy concern. Affected product should then be discarded in a secure place and not consumed. For more information please visit here or contact 866-526-1970.

DescriptionLot Code FROMLot Code TO
CLIF® BUILDER'S® 18-count Variety Pack Chocolate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mint24MAR16M08FEB18M
CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein 30-count Variety Pack31MAY16M15OCT17M
CLIF® BUILDER'S® Chocolate Mint 12-count
CLIF® BUILDER'S® Chocolate Mint 6-pack
CLIF® BUILDER'S® Chocolate Mint 7-pack
CLIF® BUILDER'S® Snack Size Chocolate Mint 200-count
CLIF Kid ZBar® Protein Chocolate Chip 10-pack
CLIF Kid ZBar® Protein Chocolate Chip 150-count
CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Chip 5-pack
CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Mint 10-pack
CLIF Kid ZBar® Protein Chocolate Mint 150-count
CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Mint 5-pack
05APR16M323APR18M3

Canadian recall from the CFIA:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
CLIF BUILDER'S Chocolate Mint Protein Bar 68 g From 2016JN19M6 to 2018MR08M6 7 22252 60644 0
CLIF BUILDER'S Chocolate Mint Protein Bar 6 x 68 g From 2016JN19M6 to 2018MR08M6 7 22252 60444 6
CLIF BUILDER'S Chocolate Mint Protein Bar 12 x 68 g From 2016JN19M6 to 2018MR08M6 7 22252 61644 9
CLIF BUILDER'S Protein Bars Variety Pack 18 x 68 g From 2016JN18M55210 to 2018FE147095 7 22252 61633 3
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5978

Kosher Alert Blissfully Better Thins

July 5, 2017 from the OU:

Blissfully Better Toffee Thins; Organic Caramel Thins & Sea Salt; Organic Toffee Thins Crunchy Quinoa; Organic Toffee Thins Almond, Blissfully Better, Boca Raton FL missing D - Dairy Designation:
The Orthodox Union certifies Blissfully Yours Thins in the following varieties: Toffee Thins; Organic Caramel Thins & Sea Salt; Organic Toffee Thins Crunchy Quinoa; Organic Toffee Thins Almond, as OU D - Dairy products. These products contain dairy as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some labels bear a plain OU symbol without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5980
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