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The following kashrus alert is from the Cleveland Local Jewish News on February 3, 2014.

"Piccadilly is yogurt store on Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights that sells organic yogurt and may have unintentionally represented their store as being certified by the Kof-K but instead the store happens to purchase yogurt that is certified by the Kof-K (dairy, chalav stam) and there is no certification on the store itself."

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

Creamy Chocolaty Hearts (3.3 oz. mesh bags), R. M. Palmer Company, Reading PA contain milk and are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D - Dairy products. Some labels were 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=A4479

The following egg allergy alert is from the the FDA on January 31, 2014.

Unified Grocers is recalling its 12 ounce bags of “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” because they may contain undeclared eggs. People who have allergies to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. This update includes the UPC for “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” (UPC 41380-23359).
The recalled “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” were distributed throughout California, Arizona and Nevada in retail stores.
The product comes in a 12 ounce, plastic package with UPC 41380-23359 marked with best by SEP 23 14 on the backside of the package.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the bags were mistakenly packed with cinnamon sugar cookies instead of ginger snap cookies they were intended to contain. The cinnamon sugar cookies contain egg among their ingredients and the packaging they were distributed in did not reveal the presence of egg.
Consumers who have purchased 12 ounce packages of “Special Value Ginger Snap Cookies” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Carey Ryan, Quality Assurance Manager, at 1-323-881-4046 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST for further information.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4478

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on January 30, 2014.

Whirlpool Built-in Wall Ovens
"In some models of STAR-K certified Whirlpool built-in wall ovens, there may be a problem with opening the oven door on Shabbos & YomTov. This could shut off a fan."
"To determine if your oven is one of those with this problem, perform a test during the week by putting your oven in Sabbath Mode, waiting for it to reach the desired temperature, and then opening the oven door. Listen to hear if a fan is shut off immediately on opening. If so, your oven can not be used on Shabbos & YomTov."
"We are working with the manufacturers to correct this problem. We will be posting the model numbers of which ovens may be affected as soon as we have that information."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4477

The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on January 30, 2014.

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies the products listed below as of January 27, 2014. Products with the OU symbol purchased before January 27, 2014 are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union:

  • Albert Uster Imports, Inc., Gaithersburg MD
    • Cherry Cheesecake Purse
    • Wild Berry Cheesecake Purse
    • Dark Chocolate Purse
    • Caramelized Apple Purse
  • Wellsley Farms, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc., Westborough MA
    • Spanakopita
  • Four Stars International, Mundelein IL.
    • French Chocolate Truffle Purse
    • Burnt Caramel Apple Purse
    • Cherry Cheesecake Purse
    • Wild Berry Cheesecake Purse
  • Gourmet Foods of Arizona / Appetizers USA, Rio Verde AZ
    • Spanakopita Portabello Mushroom & Sun Dried Tomato Brie
    • Raspberry Almond In Fillo
    • Assorted Quiche Samsosa Triangles
    • Portabello Mushroom Fillo Purse
    • Whipped Feta & Roasted Red Pepper Appetizer
    • Spinach in Fillo Triangles
    • Assorted Mini Baklava
  • Les Chateaux De France, Inwood NY
    • 100 pc Brie & Raspberry W/Almonds In Fillo
    • Spinach & Cheese Fillo (Spanakopita)
    • Feta & Black Olive Filo
    • Mini Fillo Pastry Shells
    • Large Fillo Shells/Cups-
    • Retail Tyropita
  • Mar-Lees Seafood, LLC, New Bedford MA
    • Spinach & Cheese Fillo (Spanakopita)
  • Spring Valley, MilMar Food Group II, Goshen NY
    • Spinach & Cheese Fillo (Spanakopita)
    • Mini Fillo Shells/Cups
    • Large Fillo Shells/Cups
  • Wegmans Food Markets. Inc., Rochester NY
    • Phyllo Pastry Sheets
    • 9x14 Phyllo Pastry Sheets
    • 14 X 18 Mini Phyllo Pastry Shells
  • White Toque, Inc., Secaucus NJ
    • Goat Cheese & Fig Roll Hors D'oeuvers
    • Organic Mini Shell Hors D'oeuvers
    • Assorted Dairy Appetizers
    • Assorted Veggie Quiches
    • Raspberry & Brie Hors D'oeuvres
    • Cranberry & Brie Fillo Hors D'oeuvres
    • Smoked Salmon & Dill Fillo Cups
    • Pear & Brie Fillo Rolls
  • The Fillo Factory, Inc. Montvale, NJ All Products
    • Aunt Trudy's
    • Fillo Factory
    • Hors D'oeuvres Unlimited
    • Lean On Me
    • Mimi's Gourmet
    • Nanny's
    • Yia Yia’s

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4476

The following kashrus alert is from the the Diamond K on January 30, 2014.

"It has come to our attention that Effy's Café is listing two of its New York City locations as being certified Kosher under Diamond-K Kosher Supervision. These restaurants which are open seven days a week , are NOT under our certification. Corrective action has been taken."

Ed. note: They are certified by Rabbi Harry Cohen

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4475

The following dairy allergy alert is from the the FDA on January 12, 2014.

Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate recall of the 30 oz. canister of Winn-Dixie Instant Chocolate Drink Mix, with expiration date code of JUL 14 15B, from shelves in all stores throughout Florida. The recall does not affect stores in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi. The reason for the recall is the potential that the product may contain an incorrect formula mixture, which could result in an undeclared milk allergen.
Winn-Dixie has received no reports of any issues associated with consumption at this time. The recall only pertains to canisters with the expiration date code of JUL 14 15B. The product UPC code is 2114022031.
Customers with questions about the recalled products may contact the Winn-Dixie Customer Call Center toll free at 866-946-6349, Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. EDT, and Sat., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT.

Ed. note: The product bears an OK-DE.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4474

The following dairy allergy alert is from the FARE" and the FDA on January 28, 2014.

Pringles® is recalling a small quantity of 5.68-ounce cans of its Original crisps. The crisps are being recalled because they may have been inadvertently exposed to seasoning containing milk, which is not listed as an ingredient on the label. Approximately 75 cans may have been impacted. However, the company is recalling one hour’s worth of production as a precaution.
The recalled product is marked on the bottom of the can with a UPC code of 38000 84496 and best by date of 12/26/2014, with the manufacturing code L 3269KT70 that ends with four numbers ranging from 0830 to 0930. The small quantity of Pringles Original cans was distributed to seven customer warehouses that supply retail stores nationwide
Consumers with questions may contact the Consumer Response Center using the Contact Us feature on www.Kelloggs.com or by calling at 1-800-568-4035 from Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4473

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on January 27, 2014.

President's Choice Organics Biologique Products: Cranberry Blueberry Cocktail UPC code 60383 73811, Loblaws, Inc., Toronto, ON mistakenly bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not kosher. The product is being withdrawn.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4472

The following dairy allergy alert is from the FDA on January 10, 2014 with additional information on January 23, 2914.

Kinnikinnick Foods of 10940 120 Street, Edmonton, AB is expanding previous recalls of January 10 & 15th.
Kinnikinnick has determined that an ingredient used in the production of these products contained MILK allergens that were not listed by the manufacturer of that ingredient and may be present in these finished products. MILK is not declared on the packaging of these 5 Kinnikinnick products. Routine testing by Kinnikinnick discovered this MILK contamination in a specific lot of an ingedient which was certified by the manufacturer to contain no MILK allergens.
Kinnikinnick Foods is voluntarily recalling all lots produced up to and including the Best Before dates indicated below which contained the ingredient.
Lots produced after the listed Best Before dates do not use this ingredient and are not a part of this recall.

Original Homestyle Waffles
Weight: 210 g/7.4oz Qty/Pkg: 6 Cardboard Box
UPC: 62013300198 1
Up to and including Best Before
2014AU10       20140810        140810

Kinni-Kwik Bread & Bun Mix
Weight: 465g/16.4oz Cardboard Box
UPC 62013310550 4
Up to and including Best Before
2014DE19        20141219        141219

Panko Style Bread Crumbs
Weight: 350g/12.5oz Cardboard Box
UPC: 62013360015 3
Up to and including Best Before
 2014AU09      20140809        140809

Pancake & Waffle Mix
Weight: 454g/16oz Cardboard Box
UPC: 62013310512 2
Up to and including Best Before
2015JA06       20150106        150106      

Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Homestyle Waffles
Weight: 210 g/7.4oz Qty/Pkg: 6 Cardboard Box
UPC: 62013300199 8
Up to and including Best Before
2014AU11       20140811        140811

Best before dates are embossed on the top flap of the box, applied with an ink jet printer on the side or as an applied label to the bottom of the box.
Consumers can contact Kinnikinnick Foods by calling 780-424-2900 or by emailing info@kinnikinnick.com.

The following Canadian dairy allergy alert is from the CFIA and CFIA on January 10, 2014 with additional information on January 13, 2914.

Kinnikinnick Foods is recalling the Kinnikinnick Foods brand products listed below from the marketplace because they contain milk which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not consume the recalled products described below. The following products have been sold nationally.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Kinnikinnick Foods Original Homestyle Waffles 210 g 2013DE09, 20131209, 131209, 2013DE31, 20131231, 131231, 2014JA26, 20140126, 130126, 2014MR10, 20140310, 130310, 2014MR15, 20140315, 130315, 2014MR16, 20140316, 130316 6 20133 00198 1
Kinnikinnick Foods Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Homestyle Waffles 210 g 2013DE25, 20131225, 131225, 2014JA27, 20140127, 140127 6 20133 00199 8
Kinnikinnick Foods Kinni-Kwik Bread & Bun Mix 465 g 2014AL04, 20140404, 140404 2014MA09, 20140509, 140509 6 20133 10550 4
Kinnikinnick Foods Pancake & Waffle Mix 454 g 2014AL16, 20140416, 140416, 2014AL17, 20140417, 140417, 2014AL23, 20140423, 140423, 2014AL26, 20140426, 140426, 2014AL29, 20140429, 140429, 2014MA02, 20140502, 140502, 2014MA06, 20140506, 140506, 2014MA15, 20140515, 140515, 2014MA16, 20140516, 140516, 2014MA22, 20140522, 140522, 2014MA30, 20140530, 140530, 2014MA31, 20140531, 140531, 2014JN03, 20140603, 140603, 2014JN05, 20140605, 140605, 2014JN10, 20140610, 140610, 2014JN11, 20140611, 140611, 2014JN13, 20140613, 140613, 2014JN21, 20140621, 140621, 2014JN28, 20140628, 140628, 2014JL04, 20140704, 140704 6 20133 10512 2
Kinnikinnick Foods Panko Style Bread Crumbs 350 g 2013NO25, 20131125, 131125, 2013NO26, 20131126, 131126, 2013DE03, 20131203, 131203, 2013DE11, 20131211, 131211, 2013DE22, 20131222, 131222, 2013DE23, 20131223, 131223, 2013DE24, 20131224, 131224, 2013DE30, 20131230, 131230, 2014JA04, 20140104, 140104, 2014JA11, 20140111, 140111, 2014JA15, 20140115, 140115, 2014JA19, 20140119, 140119, 2014JA28, 20140128, 140128, 2014JA29, 20140129, 140129, 2014FE02, 20140202, 140202, 2014FE09, 20140209, 140209, 2014FE11, 20140211, 140211, 2014FE19, 20140219, 140219, 2014FE22, 20140222, 140222, 2014MR11, 20140311, 140311 6 20133 60015 3

If you have an allergy to milk, do not consume the recalled product as it may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

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