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The following allergen statement change is from the FARE" on February 24, 2014.

The Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits have had a change in the Allergen Statement due to the addition of a new manufacturing facility.
The new product launched January 1, 2014; the cartons with the updated allergen statement will be on store shelves around March 1, 2014.
Products impacted:

  • 16000-48287: Nature Valley Breakfast biscuits – Blueberry
  • 16000-48288: Nature Valley Breakfast biscuits – Honey

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4502

The following safety is from the the FDA on February 11, 2014.

Evolution Fresh is initiating a voluntary product recall of approximately 1,700 bottles of “Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger” juice with a best by date of March 2, 2014. The juices, which make up less than half of one percent of total Evolution Fresh production, were sold beginning on January 18, 2014, only in California and Nevada at approximately 120 grocery stores. This product was not sold in Starbucks retail stores.
The company initiated the recall after identifying a small number of Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger juices with best by dates of March 2, 2014 that were swollen and is currently conducting an investigation.
Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger juices with other best by dates are not included in this recall, nor are any other Evolution Fresh products. This product was only sold at grocery retailers in California and Nevada. Customers in possession of the recalled product should not consume it and should discard it. Customers with questions may contact the company by phone at 1-800-794- 9986 to get a refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4501

The following Passover and kashrus alert is from the MK from Badatz on February 24, 2014.

"It has come to our attention that Cumin Spice, imported by Spices Gan Eden are sold across Canada with the Badatz stamp, as well as the words 'Kosher for Passover'."
"Please be aware that this is a forgery and this company does not bearr Badatz certification throughout the year or Passover.
Any product exported with the Badatz certification mark, must bear the name of the manufacturer in Hebrew next to the Badatz certification mark."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4500

The following peanut allergy alert is from the the FDA on February 19, 2014 and FDA on February 20, 2014.

Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. (“Fannie May”) is issuing the following update regarding its previously announced voluntary recall of red heart shaped boxes of assorted chocolates.
The company initiated the voluntary recall on February 19, 2014. Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. (“Fannie May”) is recalling 12,000 units of its 4.0 oz., red heart-shaped gift box of assorted chocolates because the box includes one piece of candy that contains peanuts, a known allergen, and the food ingredient label on the box did not state that the product contained peanuts. Fannie May decided to recall the products after a customer contacted one of our telephone customer service representatives to report that the ingredient label on the box of chocolates did not state it contained peanuts.
The product being recalled is a 4.0 oz., red heart-shaped gift box measuring 5 1/4” by 5 ½” in size that contains 8 pieces of assorted chocolates including one caramel/peanut candy. The red heart-shaped box has a rose motif foil paper with the name “Fannie May” in silver lettering along the right side of the box and a label in the upper left stating “Fannie May Assorted Chocolates NET WT. 4 oz. 113g.” The back of the box has a full nutritional label which also states: “This product has been produced on equipment shared with peanuts, treenuts, soybean, milk, eggs and wheat”.
The item is identified as SKU #77202 with the UPC number on the label of 0 52745 96000 2. Lot information on this product is 13344, 13345, 13361, 14010, and 14014.
Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. determined that the 12,000 boxes of chocolates were available for sale beginning January 10, 2014 in up to 450 drug stores, grocery stores and gift shops in seven (7) states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. Retailers that sold the product include, but are not limited to, Walgreens, Hallmark Gift Shops, Jewel Grocers and other independent retailers. This particular gift box of assorted chocolates was not available nor offered for sale in any of the 100+ Fannie May retail stores, or through the Fannie May website located at: wwwfanniemay.com.
This voluntary recall does not affect any other products from Fannie May Chocolates.
Consumers that have purchased the Fannie May 4.0 oz. red heart-shaped box of assorted chocolates are urged to dispose of the product.
Fannie May is working in cooperation with the FDA. Information on the product recall can be found on the home page of the Company’s website located at: www.fanniemay.com. Consumers with questions may contact a dedicated customer service representative at the Company by dialing 330-494-0833 Extension 193, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST or email customerservice@fanniemay.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4494

The following Canadian milk allergy alert is from the CFIA on February 20, 2014.

Foodfest International 2000 Inc. is recalling Elite brand Bittersweet Chocolate from the marketplace because it contains milk which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not consume the recalled product described below. The following product has been distributed in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Elite Bittersweet Chocolate 85 g 1279 B3 0 77245 10721 4

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4499

The following kashrus alert is from the KSA on February 20, 2013.

The following Mrs. Mays Naturals products produced with these expiration dates may have a Kashrus concern:

  • Raspberry Pomegranate Almond Crunch Bar - EXP 11/17/2014
  • Pomegranate Raspberry Crunch - EXP 2/28/2015
  • Ultimate Crunch - EXP 1/31/2015
  • Variety Pack (Almond Crunch, Cran-Blueberry Crunch, Pomegranate Raspberry Crunch) EXP 12/31/2014
  • Dole Live Right Blueberry Pomegranate Crunch EXP - 11/20/2014
  • Dole Live Right Raspberry Acai Crunch EXP - 11/19/2014
Any expiration dates that are post those listed above are acceptable. Corrective measures have been taken.

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The following British kashrus notice is from the London Beth Din Twitter feed on February 20, 2014.

Truvia Baking Blend, Sachets, Pouches & Jars all approved Parev. Truvia Tablets NOT approved.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4497

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on February 20, 2014.

LesserEvil Super 4 White Bean, Quinoa, Lentil, Chia Cheesy Nacho Snacks, LesserEvil Brands Snacks Co. are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy, as indicated in the ingredient and allergen statements. Some packaging was printed with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4496

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on February 20, 2014.

Yummy Snack Chips Cheddar Flavor, YummyHealth, White Plains NY bears an unauthorized OU D symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify this cheese product. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4495

The following food safety alert is from the the FDA on February 11, 2014.

ROTH FARMS Inc., Belle Glade, Fl , is recalling its “ bunched Curly Parsley” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled "Curly Parsley" was distributed in South Florida distribution centers. The product comes in a 3 Wire Wooden Crate with the lot # AG01GN on the outside tag.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-561-996-2991.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4492
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