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House of Thaller Recalls Selected Pine Nut Hummus Products Because of Possible Health Risk

June 19, 2017: The FDA: :

House of Thaller, a Knoxville Tennessee company, is voluntarily recalling selected 10 ounce packages of Hummus with Pine Nut Topping, because an ingredient supplier notified us that their ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
These products were distributed nationwide through various grocery retailers from April 18, 2017 to June 13, 2017, and in Canada on April 20, 2017.
To check your product for this recall, refer to the lot code printed on the top of the cup. The lot code will begin with a “USE BY” date followed by the letter “W” and a 7 digit code. This is the information to reference when checking your product against the recall list.

BrandProduct NameContainer UPCExpiration & Lot Code
Fresh Foods MarketArtisan Hummus - Pine Nuts72036027054USE BY 23 JUN 2017A W1704176
USE BY 07 JUL 2017A W1704383
USE BY 15 JUL 2017A W1705037
USE BY 20 JUL 2017A W1705122
USE BY 02 AUG 2017A W1705296
USE BY 17 AUG 2017A W1706102
LantanaWhite Bean Hummus with Pine Nut & Herb Topping896863001434USE BY 19 JUN 2017A W1704129
USE BY 20 JUN 2017A W1704138
USE BY 22 JUN 2017A W1704161
USE BY 22 JUN 2017A W1704164
USE BY 22 JUN 2017A W1704165
USE BY 29 JUN 2017A W1704253
USE BY 29 JUN 2017A W1704254
USE BY 29 JUN 2017A W1704257
USE BY 30 JUN 2017A W1704274
USE BY 30 JUN 2017A W1704275
USE BY 04 JUL 2017A W1704346
USE BY 06 JUL 2017A W1704365
USE BY 06 JUL 2017A W1704366
USE BY 12 JUL 2017A W1704403
USE BY 12 JUL 2017A W1705004
USE BY 15 JUL 2017A W1705041
USE BY 15 JUL 2017A W1705044
USE BY 15 JUL 2017A W1705045
USE BY 18 JUL 2017A W1705088
USE BY 24 JUL 2017A W1705175
USE BY 24 JUL 2017A W1705176
USE BY 24 JUL 2017A W1705177
USE BY 26 JUL 2017A W1705199
USE BY 26 JUL 2017A W1705200
USE BY 27 JUL 2017A W1705201
USE BY 27 JUL 2017A W1705203
USE BY 27 JUL 2017A W1705207
USE BY 02 AUG 2017A W1705306
USE BY 02 AUG 2017A W1705307
USE BY 03 AUG 2017A W1705315
USE BY 03 AUG 2017A W1705316
USE BY 05 AUG 2017A W1705335
USE BY 05 AUG 2017A W1705336
USE BY 09 AUG 2017A W1705390
USE BY 10 AUG 2017A W1705401
USE BY 10 AUG 2017A W1705402
USE BY 15 AUG 2017A W1706065
MarketsideClassic Hummus with Pine Nuts681131138475USE BY 28 JUN 2017A W1704145
USE BY 19 JUN 2017A W1704066
USE BY 19 JUN 2017A W1704065

The products come in 10 ounce, clear, round plastic cups with a clear or colored plastic lid:

  • Fresh Foods Market Artisan Hummus, Pine Nuts – clear lid edge
  • Lantana White Bean Hummus with Pine Nut & Herb Topping – white or beige striped lid edge
  • Marketside Classic Hummus with Pine Nuts – solid black lid edge

In June, we were notified by HVF, Inc., an ingredient supplier, of a recall involving Roasted Pine Nuts. HVF, Inc. supplied the Roasted Pine Nuts used to create the Topping/Garnish for selected varieties of Hummus with Pine Nut Topping. Routine sampling of a different item produced by the supplier for a different company revealed positive Listeria Monocytogenes findings. HVF, Inc. is recalling all products made in their facility during the time of the potential contamination.

No other brands or flavor varieties produced at our manufacturing plant are affected by this recall.

Customers who have purchased any of the products described above should not consume them and contact:

House of Thaller Customer Service Center, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST at 855-215-5142


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Kabir’s Bakery issues allergy alert on undeclared milk in “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Twist” and “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Danish” in four ounce plastic packages, all container codes

June 19, 2017: The FDA: :

Kabir’s Bakery issues allergy alert on undeclared milk in “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Twist” and “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Danish” in four ounce plastic packages, all container codes. Kabir’s Bakery of Brooklyn, NY is recalling “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Twist“ and “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Danish” in four ounce plastic packages, all container codes, due to the presence of undeclared milk. Consumers who are allergic to milk run the risk of serious life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recalled “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Twist” and “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Danish” were distributed in retail stores throughout New York City. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Market food inspectors and subsequent analysis by food laboratory personnel. Lab tests revealed the presence of milk in the “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Twist.” Per President Kabir the “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Danish” also contains milk. Milk is not declared on both product’s labels. Consumers who have purchased “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Twist” and “Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Danish” in four ounce plastic packages are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Kabir’s Bakery owner Humayun Kabir at 718-852-1768.


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cRc New Strawberry Policy

June 16, 2017 - from the cRc:

The cRc (Chicago Rabbinical Council) has been finding a high occurrence of insects in strawberries so that the previous method of rinsing and rubbing under a strong stream of water is not being efficient in removing the bugs (especially those that are hiding under the seeds). Therefore, until further notice, we recommend the following method to clean the strawberries from insects:

  1. cut off tops (try to avoid making a hole);
  2. soak and agitate strawberries in soapy water (do not substitute with vegetable wash) using a concentrated solution of approximately one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid mixed together with no more than 8 cups of water for 2 minutes. (We have found Seventh Generation Non-Fragrance Natural Dish Liquid Soap to be the ideal soap for those who are concerned about a “soapy aftertaste”);
  3. rub each strawberry thoroughly under a stream of cold water with hand (or preferably with a bristled brush like a toothbrush);
  4. soak and agitate strawberries a second time for 2 minutes in new soapy water with the same ratio as above;
  5. rinse strawberries.

Once all five steps are done you may enjoy the strawberries without further inspection. Please note that this does not apply to organic strawberries that are very difficult to get cleaned and therefore should be avoided at this time. Of course, if one wants to avoid the above steps, one can eat the strawberries (even organic) by simply cutting off the tops and peeling off the entire outside of the strawberries, followed by a rinse.

All frozen strawberries without added flavors or colors are acceptable. All frozen strawberries packed only with sugar are acceptable. Canned strawberries require a reliable hashgacha.

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Mexican kashrus alert on Shell Pride Salmon products

June 16, 2017 from KMD Mexico:

Los siguientes productos de la marca Shell Pride no cuentan con supervisión kosher aún portando el logo KMD

  • Salmón ahumado Pimienta-Naranja
  • Escabeche de salmón

Translated by Google translate: The following Shell Pride brand products Do not have kosher supervision yet carrying the KMD logo

  • Smoked Salmon Pepper-Orange
  • Salmon escabeche

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Canadian Food Recall Warning - Various Agropur Cooperative milk products may be unsafe due to the potential presence of harmful extraneous material

June 15, 2017 - from the CFIA:

Agropur Cooperative (Est. 4415) is recalling Island Farms, Lucerne and Natrel brand milk products from the marketplace due to the potential presence of harmful extraneous material. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Island Farms 1% Partly skimmed milk 2 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 57726 00203 0
Island Farms 1% Partly skimmed milk 4 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 57726 00139 2
Island Farms 2% Partly skimmed milk 2 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 57726 00202 3
Island Farms 2% Partly skimmed milk 4 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 57726 00119 4
Island Farms 1% Chocolate partly skimmed milk 1 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 57726 00166 8
Island Farms 3.25% Homogenized milk 2 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 57726 00201 1
Island Farms 3.25% Homogenized milk 4 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 57726 00109 5
Island Farms Skimmed milk 2 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 57726 00204 7
Island Farms Skimmed milk 4 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 57726 00129 3
Lucerne Skimmed milk 2 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 8 21954 07890 3
Lucerne 1% Partly skimmed milk 2 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 8 21954 07892 7
Lucerne 2% Partly skimmed milk 2 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 8 21954 07894 1
Lucerne 1% Chocolate partly skimmed milk 2 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 8 21954 07898 9
Lucerne 3.25% Homogenized milk 2 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 8 21954 07896 5
Natrel 1% Partly skimmed milk 4 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 64420 44115 7
Natrel 2% Partly skimmed milk 4 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 64420 44317 5
Natrel 1% Chocolate partly skimmed milk 1 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 64420 00199 3
Natrel 3.25% Homogenized milk 4 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 64420 44117 1
Natrel Skimmed milk 4 L All Best Before dates up to and including 2017 JL 03 4415 0 64420 44417 2

More information: Agropur: Consumers service - 1-800-501-1150; Véronique Boileau - Vice President, Communications - 450-878-1844, veronique.boileau@agropur.com

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Chic-A-Peas, LLC Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk

June 15, 2017: The FDA:

Chic-a-Peas, LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Chic-a-Peas Baked Crunchy Chickpeas 2 oz. packages because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

A limited quantity was distributed online and in retail stores nationwide. Retailers and distributors who received the recalled lots have been contacted and asked to pull these lots from their inventory and shelves.
This announcement applies only to the Chic-a-Peas Baked Crunchy Chickpeas products listed below and does not include any other items outside the below lot codes:

  • Chic-a-Peas, Baked Crunchy Chickpeas, Sea Sat Unit Size: 2.0 oz (57g)
    Unit Size Best By Date: 12/27/2017 UPC: 853404004033
    Lot Code: 0867
  • Chic-a-Peas, Baked Crunchy Chickpeas, Fresh Salsa Unit Size: 2.0 oz (57g)
    Unit Size Best By Date: 12/27/2017
    UPC: 853404004071
    Lot Code: 0877
  • Chic-a-Peas, Baked Crunchy Chickpeas, Falafel Unit Size: 2.0 oz (57g)
    Unit Size Best By Date: 12/28/2017 UPC: 853404004026
    Lot Code: 0897

The lot codes and best by dates can be found on the back of the package.
This recall has been initiated because our manufacturing company notified us that Listeria monocytogenes was found in the production environment and it may have the potential to contaminate this product.
Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase to request a refund.
"If you have any questions, you can reach out to us at info@chicapeas.com or at (800) 481-5716 Monday- Friday 9AM – 5PM (EST)."

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New England Natural Bakers Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Health Risk

June 15, 2017: The FDA: :

NEW ENGLAND NATURAL BAKERS of Greenfield MA, is issuing a voluntary recall, the company has been notified by an ingredient supplier that an ingredient used in these products has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

States AffectedProduct Name and UPCSizeLot Code
Best By Date
CA, CT, GA, MA, NH, NJ, NY and PAOrganic Muesli - 000466892250135 lb cases
25 lb cases
021018
CA, CT, GA, MA, NH, NJ, NY and PAOrganic Muesli - 000466892250135 lb cases
25 lb cases
022818
NationwideEvoke Organic Classic Swiss - 85330500308112 oz pouches052418
NationwideEvoke Organic Athlete Fuel - 85330500302912 oz pouches052418
CT, DE, MA, MD, NH,NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VA, VT and WVMillville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola - 04149820523216 oz cartons051018
CT, DE, MA, MD, NH,NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VA, VT and WVMillville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola - 04149820523216 oz cartons051718
CT, DE, MA, MD, NH,NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VA, VT and WVMillville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola - 04149820523216 oz cartons052418
CT, DE, MA, MD, NH,NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI,VA, VT and WVMillville Fruit & Nut Whole Grain Granola - 04149820523216 oz cartons053118

No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product at this time.

The potential for contamination was noted after an ingredient supplier revealed the possible presence ofListeria monocytogenes.

We take food safety seriously and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Consumers should discontinue use of the product listed above and may return the product to the retailestablishment it was purchased at for a refund.

Consumers with further questions or concerns may call Customer Service at 413-772-2239 which is open 8:00am-4:30pm CST, Monday to Friday and you can leave a message after hours.


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NOW Health Group Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Because of Possible Health Risk

June 16, 2017 from the FDA:

NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is expanding the voluntary recall of Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter – Product Code E0540, Lot# 2125155, and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter -- Product Code E0541, Lot# 2124118, to include Roasted Almond Butter – Product Code E0545, Lot# 2124119, and Mango Chili Cashew Butter – Product Code E0542, Lot# 2125156. An FDA follow-up inspection of the Nutty Infusions supplier’s facility revealed these lots have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
A limited quantity of Nutty Infusions were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide.
Recalled products include:

Item NumberDescriptionLot NumberBest By Date
E0545Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Almond Butter, 10 oz. plastic jars21241192/18
E0542Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Mango Chili Cashew Butter, 10 oz. plastic jars21251563/19

No other Ellyndale® products are affected or are involved in this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Evidence of facility contamination was noted after a follow up FDA inspection of the Nutty Infusions supplier. The production of the product has been suspended.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Nutty Infusions should stop using the product immediately and return it to place of purchase for a full refund. Receipt is not required for refund. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact NOW’s Customer Service Department by phone at 888-NOW-FOODS (888-669-3663) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central time.


Now Health Group Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Select Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions

May 4, 2017 from the FDA:

NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling its Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter – Product Code E0540, Lot# 2125155, and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter – Product Code E0541, Lot# 2124118 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
A limited quantity of Nutty Infusions were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide.
Recalled products include:

Item NumberDescriptionLot NumberBest By Date
E0540Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter, 10 oz. plastic jars21251552/19
E0541Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Ginger Wasabi Cashew Flavor, 10 oz. plastic jars21241183/19

No other Ellyndale® products are affected or are involved in this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Evidence of contamination was noted after a routine FDA inspection of the Nutty Infusions supplier.

The production of the product has been suspended while FDA and NOW continue to investigate the source of the problem.

NOW has provided information on this voluntary recall to all its retailers who purchased this product and has encouraged retailers to make every effort to contact their customers to facilitate the return of affected products.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Nutty Infusions should stop using the product immediately and return it to place of purchase for a full refund. Receipt is not required for refund. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact NOW’s Customer Service Department by phone at 888-NOW-FOODS (888-669-3663) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central time.

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Food Recall Warning - Nature's Path brand Coconut & Cashew Butter Crunchy Granola recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

June 14, 2017 - from the CFIA:

Nature's Path Foods Inc. is recalling Nature's Path brand Coconut & Cashew Butter Crunchy Granola from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
The following product has been sold from Costco warehouse locations in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Nature's Path Coconut & Cashew Butter Crunchy Granola 720 g Best Before Date: 2018 MR 02 58449172192

More information: Nature's Path Foods Inc.: 1-866-880-7284 (Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm PST); ConsumerServices@naturespath.com

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Update: Berkley & Jensen and Wellsley Farms – Cocktail Beef Franks in Pastry

May 26, 2017 from the OU:

Berkley & Jensen and Wellsley Farms Cocktail Beef Franks in Pastry, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. product will remain kosher:
A previous OU Advisory on this product stated it would no longer be kosher. BJ's has decided to keep this product OU Certified.


The old alert is below

Kosher Advisory - Berkley & Jensen and Wellsley Farms - Cocktail Beef Franks in Pastry

May 26, 2017 from the OU:

Berkley & Jensen and Wellsley Farms Cocktail Beef Franks in Pastry, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.:
BJ’s has discontinued the OU Kosher certification of these products. Product bearing the OU is in fact certified. The new product will not bear the OU symbol. Consumers are urged to always check for the OU symbol when buying products, especially when old inventory and new inventory may be side by side in the freezer.

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