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The following kashrus alert is from the COR Twitter Feed on November 7, 2013.

President's Choice The Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake was inadvertently labeled without a ‘dairy’ designation on the COR logo. This product is kosher DAIRY. Corrective action is being taken to ensure correct labeling.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4398

The following health alert is from FDA on November 8, 2013.

Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling pouch products within its Baby Stage 2, Tots Mish Mash and Kids lines after discovering a manufacturing defect that may cause spoilage in some pouches. Recalled products can be identified by the “Best By” dates ranging from 08/05/14 to 12/08/14 and the letters “AT.” Consumers can find a list of affected products at www.plumorganics.com/Nov13Recall.pdf.
Plum has determined that the potential spoilage may cause some pouches to swell. Out of an abundance of caution, Plum is removing all pouches with affected codes.
Parents should not feed any of these products to their children. Consumers who have purchased affected products should contact the Plum Organics Consumer Hotline at 866-495-3774 or send an email to info@plumorganics.com to request a product replacement voucher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4397

The following kashrus alert is the Kof-K dated May 9, 2013 and re-issued November 7, 2013.

"It has come to our attention that a number of Kosher consumers have confused the Kof-K certification With a certification with a similar sounding name.   Please do not assume that a food service facility Is under our certification unless the establishment Displays a current Kof-K Certificate. The Kof-K symbol is prominently displayed on All our certificates. A current list of Kof-K Certified food service establishments can be found on our website at www.kof-k.org."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4217

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 4, 2013.

Linda Ellen's Bakery Challah Egg Bread, Summerland Foods, Toluca Lake CA bears an unauthorized OU D symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4396

The following expanded alert is from FDA on November 3, 2013.

Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, Oregon is voluntarily expanding its October 22, 2013 recall of refrigerated ready-to-eat products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled refrigerated ready-to-eat products were distributed nationwide and Canada.
The product is sold in retail and food service establishments. The packages will be marked with a Use-by-Date or Best By Date and followed by a plant identifier code of 20. Products affected by this recall are listed below.
The recalled products were manufactured at the Topeka, KS salad manufacturing facility. No other Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. manufacturing facilities are involved in this recall.
Consumers who purchased the product may take it back to the store for a refund or discard it. For more information please contact Reser’s Fine Foods Consumer Hotline 1-888-257-7913 (8am-10pm EST)

Affected Products which bear a K follow:

BrandNet WeightItem DescriptionUnit UPCCase UPCUse By Date
RESERS                            16OZ       MACARONI AMISH AM CL 6/16z   K071117190441       71117.1904411/27/13 Through 12/11/13
RESERS                            3LB       MACARONI AMISH AM CL 6/3#    K071117193152       71117.1931511/28/13 Through 12/04/13
RESERS                            16OZ       POTATO AMISH SLD AM CL 6/16z K071117190458       71117.1904511/27/13 Through 12/11/13
RESERS                            3LB       POTATO AMISH SLD AM CL 6/3#  K071117193169       71117.1931611/28/13 Through 12/12/13

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4388

The following Canadian milk allergy alert is from the CFIA dated October 31, 2013..

Hershey Canada Inc. is recalling Glosette Raisins, 275 g, with codes on 97RFBF123 Best By 03 2014 and 16HFBF223 Best By 06 2014 and a UPC 0 68000 70310 9 because of an undeclared allergen, Milk.
Ed. note: the product bears an OU-D.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4395

The following revised kashrus and Passover alert is from the OU on August 28, 2013 with additional information from the Chief Rabbi of Finland.

Moses Vodka from Global Drinks Finland bears an unauthorized OU-P. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product for Passover or year round use. Corrective actions have been implemented.
This does not include product that was imported by Happy Hearts Wine & Spirit and labeled as such; for product in bottle sizes 50ml, 375ml and 750ml produced in Estonia and bearing in addition the certification of Rabbi Gruber.

Ed. note: Global Drinks Finland decided to drop the OU. They are now certified by Chief Rabbi Simon Livson and Chug Chatam Sofer.
Kosher Certificate from Rabbi Livson is here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4312

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on October 24, 2013.

Daily's Cocktail Mixers, Concentrates, Ready to Drink Pouches and Fruit Barrel Drinks, Daily's, Verona PA: The company is discontinuing the OU certification of these products. Consumers should be careful to only purchase product bearing the OU. Daily’s may be contacted at 412-828-9020 x6150 or http://dailyscocktails.com/connect-with-us/comment-inquiry.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4394

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on October 24, 2013.

INLICO Waffeln (all varieties), INLICO Sussen, Germany:
INLICO is distributing a variety of wafers in Germany with an unauthorized OU Symbol. The label is in the German and Russian languages. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4393

The following health alert is from FDA on October 25, 2013.

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their "Best When Used By" code dates, leading to product discoloration. The affected products all have code dates from October 25, 2013 through February 11, 2014.
Approximately 735,000 cases of the affected product were shipped to customers across the United States. The affected product was not distributed in Canada.
Ed. note:Some of the recalled products are certified as kosher, dairy (cholov stam) by the OU. The complete list can be found at the FDA website.
The following varieties that bear an OU-D are being recalled:

Name of ProductSizePackage UPCCode Dates
Polly-O 2% String Cheese20 oz7104000057225 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Jalapeno String Cheese10 oz7104000058925 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014
Polly-O Low Moisture Part Skim Tomato Basil String Cheese10 oz7104000059625 OCT 2013 – 11 FEB 2014

Consumers can find the "Best When Used By" date on the back of multi-count packages toward the bottom. For string cheese products labeled for individual sale, the "Best When Used By" date is on the bottom front of the package.

No other Kraft or Polly-O String Cheese or String Cheese Twists products -- or any other Kraft Foods or Polly-O products -- are being recalled.

Kraft is conducting this recall after receiving several reports from consumers of premature spoilage of some of the string cheese products listed above. Kraft has ceased the production and distribution of the affected products from the relevant facility as the company continues its investigation to resolve the problem.

Consumers who purchased any product listed above should not eat it. They should return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Kraft Foods Consumer Relations at 1-800-816-9432 between 9 am and 6 pm (Eastern).

The affected product was produced in Campbell, NY.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4391
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