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The following kashrus advisory is from the OK on July 2, 2014.

GREAT NEWS!
JUST IN TIME FOR THE SUMMER!
Alexia French Fries and Hash Browns are now OK Pareve.
Please check packaging carefully, as OK Dairy versions are still in store freezers.

  • Alexia Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • Alexia Organic Oven Crinkles with Sea Salt
  • Alexia Organic Oven Crinkles with Sea Salt and Pepper
  • Alexia Organic Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt
  • Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries with Sea Salt
  • Alexia Oven Fries
  • Alexia Oven Fries: Olive Oil, Rosemary & Garlic
  • Alexia Rib Cut BBQ Sweet Potato Fries
  • Alexia Seasoned Fries Waffle Cut
  • Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Seasoning
  • Alexia Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt
  • Alexia Waffle Cut Sweet Potato Seasoned Fries
Please note that the “Hash Browns” was always Pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4610

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on July 2, 2014.

Please be advised that All Oil Roasted products produced by ARWAY CONFECTIONS, INC. (Chicago, IL) are now certified DAIRY when bearing the OK-D symbol. They are not certified Pareve. The following products are affected by this change:

  • Cajun Spiced Pecans
  • Garlic Seasoned Pecans
  • Hickory Smoked Pecans
  • Hickory Smoked Almonds
  • Honey Roasted Almonds
  • Honey Roasted Cashews
  • Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts
  • Honey Roasted Peanuts
  • Honey Roasted Pecans
  • Hot & Spicy Cajun Peanuts
  • Jalapeno Spiced Pecans
  • Mesquite Spice Pecans
  • R/S Blanched Almonds
  • R/S Blanched Peanuts
  • R/S Jr. Mammoth Pecan Halves
  • R/S Jumbo Redskin Peanuts
  • R/S Pistachios (Natural)
  • R/S XL Blanched Filberts
  • R/S Nonpareils Supreme Almonds
  • R/S California Almonds SSR
  • R/S Natural In-Shell Pistachios
  • R/S Cashews Fancy 16-180ct
  • R/S Cashews Fancy 210ct
  • R/S Cashews Fancy 240ct
  • R/NS Cashews Fancy 240ct
  • R/S Cashews Fancy 320ct
  • R/S Cashews Fancy large Pieces

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4609

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA dated June 27, 2014.

Nestlé USA is initiating a recall of limited amounts of ice cream due to mismatched packaging. The affected products are 14-ounce cartons labeled as Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with a UPC of 74570-08400, and lid labeled as Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter. The best buy date and manufacturing code appear on the bottom of the carton: Best By date of 13May2015, Manufacturing code of 24-52 4133580418D.
These mismatched packages contain Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream, and the ingredient statement on the carton applies to Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and does not identify peanuts.
The ice cream was produced on May 13, 2014 and has been distributed in District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. No other production dates, sizes or varieties of Häagen-Dazs ice cream are affected by this recall. Häagen-Dazs product distributed in Canada is also not affected. Only products with mismatched flavor lids and cartons totaling 10,000 packages in the Eastern U.S. are being recalled.
Consumers with a peanut allergy are advised by Nestlé not to consume it. Consumers who have purchased the product (UPC 74570-08400 and Manufacturing code 24-52 4133580418D Best By 13May2015) can call 800-993-8924 or visit the website at www.haagen-dazs.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4608

The following kashrus alert is from the MK on June 27, 2014.

Please be advised that GUARDIAN ANGEL products are no longer certified as kosher by the MK.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4607

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on June 27, 2014.

Please be advised that KRISDA Sugar Free Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips produced by GROUP KRISDA – STEVIA OF CANADA, INC. (Canada) were incorrectly labeled with the OK pareve symbol. The product is DAIRY, chalav stam.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4606

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on June 27, 2014.

Shopko Brand Fiber Capsules were inadvertently labeled with an unauthorized Star-K symbol. The product contains gelatin which is listed in the ingredient panel and is not Kosher. It was packaged in "160 capsule" containers. The product has been recalled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4605

The following health alert is from the CFIA on June 26, 2014.

The food recall warning issued on June 18, 2014 has been updated to include an additional product.
Sesameco is recalling Al Koura brand Tahina Extra 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
Al Koura Tahina Extra 907 g
(2 lb)
Production date: 10 APRIL 2014
Expiration date: 10-04-2016
0 69467 06631 8
Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4604

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on June 23, 2014.

Many Millville Cereals sold at Aldi which previously bore an OU will no longer do so due to a change in suppliers. Each box should be carefully checked for Kosher marking.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4603

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din dated May, 2014.

Would you have kashrut concerns about a pack of mixed Curry Spice? Coriander, Chilli, Cumin, Fennel etc – all traditional spices and non-problematic from a kashrut point of view? Now look again. The sixth ingredient listed is Belacan, made from fermented shrimp!
An important reminder that one just cannot make assumptions because a product has an “innocent” name!

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4602
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The following health alert is from the FDA dated June 16, 2014.

Vita Food Products, Inc. Chicago, IL is recalling 1,878 pounds of Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
The product has been sold in Hannaford grocery stores in NY, MA, VT, and NH; H-E-B grocery stores in Texas; and Publix grocery stores in AL, FL, GA and SC beginning on April 7, 2014.
The packages are plastic film and vacuum sealed, black in color and bear the Vita logo centered at the bottom. Product from this lot can be identified by a SELL BY AUG 17 2014 date and lot number 00764B, which can be found on the right side on the front of the package. The 4oz size of this product is the only size subject to this recall.
Any consumer who purchased the product with a sell by date and lot number above may request a refund by mailing the product label or a copy of the receipt to Vita Food Products, Inc., Attn: Customer Service, 2222 West Lake Street. Chicago, Illinois 60612. Consumers may also call the company at (800) 989-VITA Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central) with questions.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4601
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