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The following kashrus alert is from the OU on April 3, 2014.

Chili Lime Almonds, Company: John B. Sanfilipo & Sons, INC. Elgin, IL:
The Orthodox Union certifies Shurfine Chili Lime Almonds as an OU D-Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the allergen and ingredient statements. Some packaging are labeled with an OU without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective actions were implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4542

The following pas yisroel alert is from the COR Detroit on April 3, 2014.

The following COR certified brands of PITA BREAD are no longer Pas Yisroel. This applies to all packages that have a date of APR 14 or later on their plastic closure, except for the Trader Joe’s brand for which the date is APR 12.

  • TANURI (American Bakery)

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4541

The following supervision clarification is from the Orthodox Rabbinical Board of Broward and Palm Beach Counties (ORB) on April 3, 2014.

Effective April 1, 2014, the ORB no longer certifies GOOD HEALTH FOODS in Hollywood, Florida.
Product that is found in a market that has a mashgiach may be purchased until supplies run out.
Product that is found in a market that does not have a mashgiach should not be purchased unless the product was already in the market before April 1.
The ORB cannot otherwise vouch for this product even when bearing the ORB logo on the packaging.
For further information please call 775-863-8871.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4540

The following dairy allergy alert is from the FDA on March 27, 2014.

BM Chocolate Distributors, Ltd. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling "all lots" of CHOCOLAT Alprose 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate and CHOCOLATE Alprose Napolitains because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The three chocolate products were distributed nationwide to retail stores from January 2013 through March 2014.
The chocolate product is packed in the following three ways:

  • CHOCOLAT ALPROSE 52% CACAO PREMIUM DARK CHOCOLATE, within stand-up maroon colored gift box. NET WT 3.5 oz (100g). The UPC is 689423025038.
  • Alprose Swiss Chocolate Dark Chocolate within a gold colored pillow gift box. NET WT 3.5 oz (100g). The UPC is 689423027308.
  • CHOCOLAT Alprose NAPOLITAINS SWITZERLAND, bulk product within clear plastic bags of 230 pieces. NET WT. 1 Kg (35 oz). The UPC is 712963000354.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The recall was initiated after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency discovered that this dark chocolate product contained milk, was distributed in packaging that did not list the presence of milk.
This does not affect the product's "KOSHER PAREVE" status.
Sale and distribution of these products have been halted, until FDA and our company is certain that the packaging of this product is corrected to list the right allergy information.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 522-0689, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00am-5:00pm EST.

The following Canadian dairy allergy alert is from the CFIA on January 8, 2014 and another recall of CFIA on March 7, 2014 and revised alert CFIA on March 7, 2014. and CFIA and another recall of CFIA on March 26, 2014.

Altra Foods Inc. is recalling Chocolat Alprose brand 52% Cacao Premium Dark Chocolate and (Jan 8, 2014) Alprose Swiss Baking Chocolate, 300 from the marketplace because they contains milk. People with an allergy to milk should not consume the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Alprose Swiss Baking Chocolate 300 g 26.11.14
7 12963 00028 6 Allergen - Milk
Chocolat Alprose 52% Cacao Premium Dark Chocolate 3.5 oz (100 g) All codes 6 89423 02503 8
Chocolat Alprose High Quality Crunchy Bears Coated in Finest Swiss Dark Chocolate 50 g 133150 7 12963 00031 6
Alprose Deluxe Dark Chocolate with Dark Praline 100 g 28.05.14
7 12963 00025 5
Alprose Tommy High Quality Crunchy Bears Coated in Finest Swiss Dark Chocolate 50 g 05.03.14
7 12963 00031 6

Ed note: From the OU, these products are halachically pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4455

The following milk allergy alert is from the FDA on March 28, 2014.

Vita Food Products, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois is notifying the public that it is recalling 2,280 individual plastic jars of 12 ounce Elf Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce that actually contains herring fillets in sour cream and therefore contains undeclared milk.
The product was sent to retailers in IL, MI, MN and WI beginning on December 26, 2013.
The single lot of ELF Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce that is the subject of this public announcement and recall should have been labeled as another ELF-branded product, Herring Fillets in Real Sour Cream. As a result, the ingredients in the recalled Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce product are not accurately stated and it contains an undeclared milk allergen. Products from this lot can be identified by the best if used before date of 21 May 14 and lot number 03553, which can be found on the backside of the jar at the bottom of the label. The front of the label says “Elf Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce.” Mislabeled products that are subject to recall will be obvious to consumers because the recalled product’s white sour cream sauce can be seen through the clear plastic jar. Properly labeled Elf Herring Fillets in Wine Sauce product has a clear sauce and is not subject to this recall.
Any consumer who purchased a product with the best if used before 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=A4539

The following food safet6y alert is from the FDA on March 28, 2014.

Fresh Express Incorporated has issued a recall of a limited number of cases of 10 oz. and 6oz. Italian Salad with the already expired Use-by Date of March 26 and a Product Code of H071A11A due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall and no other Fresh Express products are being recalled.
Only Fresh Express Italian Salad with the specific Product Code of H071A11A and March 26 Use-by Date is included in the recall. Consumers who have the recalled product should not eat it but rather discard it. Consumers with questions may call Fresh Express at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT.
Although the product was already expired and no illnesses were reported, the company elected to issue a recall as a precaution when it learned a single sample in a random test had yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes. Fresh Express is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.
The recalled salad was distributed in limited quantities to predominantly Eastern and Mid-Atlantic states.
Fresh Express Italian Salad being recalled displays a Use-by Date of March 26, 2014 with a Product Code of H071A11A in the upper right-hand side of the package.

Fresh ExpressItalian10 oz.0 71279-21100 8H071A11A26-MarCT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NY, NJ, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV, DC

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4538

The following nut allergy alert is from the FDA on March 27, 2014.

Clif Bar & Company is initiating a voluntary recall today of a small amount of 15-count boxes of Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars that were shipped to limited stores nationwide. These 15-count boxes include Chocolate Chunk LUNA® Bars made with macadamia nut butter, but the wrappers do not include macadamia nuts in the ingredient list or allergen statement. The wrappers do contain advisory allergen labeling, which states that the product may contain traces of other tree nuts. Clif Bar & Company is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to macadamia nuts.
The voluntary recall applies to Chocolate Chunk LUNA Bar 15-count boxes or individual bars meeting the following criteria:
Bar UPC: 7-22252-10068-9
15-Count Box UPC: 7-22252-20068-6
'Best By' Dates:

  • 11NOV14
  • 14OCT14

For more information or to request replacement coupons, please visit www.lunabar.com/lunachocchunk or contact 1-888-851-8456, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PDT, Monday-Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4537

The following kashrus alert is from the KSA on March 27, 2013.

Please be advised that Taboule Salad produced by Haig’s Delicacies was mistakenly labeled with the Kosher symbol. THIS ITEM IS NOT KOSHER CERTIFIED. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4536

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on March 26, 2014.

The Coca-Cola Company manufactures a wide range of concentrates which are used by 7-Eleven in the production of Slurpees. These concentrates are under the supervision of the Orthodox Union. The Orthodox Union, however, does not certify Slurpees sold at 7-Eleven stores.
One of these concentrates is Fanta Pina Colada. This concentrate is certified OU-Dairy. In some 7-Eleven stores placards for this product are on display. The placards contain an error in that the “Dairy” designation of the concentrate has been omitted. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4534

The following Mexican kashrus alert from KMD Mexico on March 27, 2014.

Los siguientes productos ya no cuentan con nuestra supervisión:

  • Kericas (Tortillinas)
  • Tequila José Cuervo Rosangel
  • Tequila José Cuervo 250 aniversario.
  • Y todos los productos de la Marca Cerezo.

Translation from Google Translate: The following products will no longer have our supervision:
  • Kericas (Tortillinas)
  • Jose Cuervo Tequila Rosangel
  • Jose Cuervo Tequila 250-year anniversary.
  • And all products from the Mark Cerezo.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4535
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