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The following nut allergy alert is from the FDA on August 26, 2013.

DOVE CHOCOLATE DISCOVERIES (DCD) is voluntarily recalling its Dark Chocolate-Covered Fruit Collection boxes marked Item #3265D, lot code #317DAIDS01 because some boxes may contain undeclared nuts.
Over the past two weeks, the company has made an effort to contact all recipients of the affected boxes. However, a number of those recipients could not be reached, and up to four mislabelled boxes remain outside company control.
The product, which is unique to DCD's home party business and not available in stores, was distributed through home party sales in the United States.Highlighted text The interior packaging is labelled properly indicating a product that includes nuts. The recall was initiated when the company received a call from independent Chocolatier (sales representative) indicating that a customer order for Dark Chocolate-Covered Fruit Collection contained Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Dusted Almonds.
The company requests that consumers who have a box of Dark Chocolate-Covered Fruit Collection Item #3265D, lot code #317DAIDS01 please contact (866) 922-3683 (M-F, 8:30 – 5:00 ET) to coordinate product return and replacement.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4309

The following kashrus alert is from the Kosher Supervisors of Wisconsin on August 23, 2013.

The following two products distributed by Great Skott Snacks were mislabeled without the Dairy designation:

  • Maui Mix
  • Super Energy Mix
They both contain dairy carob chips.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4308

The following revised kashrus alert is from the Star-K on August 23, 2013.

Effective immediately, Avenue K Deli, located at the Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217, is no longer STAR-K certified due to change in management.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4307

The following revised Canadian kashrus alert is from the MK on August 15, 2013 with additional information from the COR on August 21,2013.

This is to advise the only MK certified "SECOND CUP" is situated at The Jewish General Hospital 3755 Cote St Catherine Road, Montreal. No other "Second Cup" is MK certified even if displaying an MK symbol. CORRECTIVE ACTION IS BEING TAKEN.

COR certifies two locations in the Greater Toronto Area:

  1. The Kosher Second Cup #9475 441 Clark Avenue W. Thornhill
  2. Baycrest Centre, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto

The alert should indicate that this applies to Montreal only. The Second Cup in Thornhill, Ontario is COR kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4303

The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on August 19, 2013.

Please be advised that Madhouse Munchies Creamy French Onion Kettle Cooked Potato Chips sold by Madhouse Munchies, Inc., South Burlington, WT was mistakenly labeled with the OK symbol instead of the OK-D.
THIS PRODUCT IS DAIRY.
Corrective measures are being taken.
If you see these products in a store, please contact the OK at 718-756-7500 or info@ok.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4306

The following health alert is from the FDA on August 16, 2013.

Buurma Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 boxes of Cilantro Lot #02D312A4. Buurma Farms recalled this product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The Cilantro was sold to distributors in Michigan on August 3, 2013. The product was also shipped to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The Cilantro, which was distributed through Meijer and Ben B Schwartz and Sons in Michigan the week of August 5-9, could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The Cilantro has a Buurma Farms twist-tie on it.

Product affected by the recall is:
Cilantro, fresh, UPC #4889, Lot #02D312A4, GTIN: 0 33383 80104 9
Product is sold in ~4 oz. bunches with a Product of USA Buurma Farms #4889 labeled twist tie,
Consumers who may have purchased this product should return or dispose of the product. Customers who have questions may contact Buurma Farms Inc. at 419-935-6411, Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm Eastern. A list of possible retailers who may have received this product is listed here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4305

The following health alert is from the FDA on August 16, 2013.

Justin’s has initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of its Maple Almond Butter 16oz jars and its Chocolate Hazelnut Butter 16oz jars due to the presence of foreign metallic fragments in unpackaged nut butter.
Only the following products are affected:

  • Maple Almond Butter 16oz Jar (Unit UPC 894455000322, Case UPC 894455002135)
    • Lot Code 188 (Best By Date 07/07/14)
    • Lot Code 190 (Best By Date 07/09/14)
    • Lot Code 191 (Best By Date 07/10/14)
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Butter 16oz Jar (Unit UPC 894455000490, Case UPC 894455000612)
    • Lot Code 191 (Best By Date 07/10/14)
    • Lot Code 192 (Best By Date 07/11/14)
The "Best By" date can be located on the label of the jar between the UPC bar code and the nutrition facts panel. No other Justin’s products are involved in this recall. The products were distributed nationally to numerous retailers and were available for purchase on the internet from 07/18/13 to 08/14/13.
Consumers who have purchased the product can return it to its place of purchase for a full refund. For additional questions please contact the company at 303-449-9559 or comments@justins.com, or visit www.justins.com for more information. Phone lines are staffed from 9-5pm MST, Monday through Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4304

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on August 15, 2013.

Quaker Chewy Chocolate y Malvavisco Barras de Granola, Quaker Oats Company, Chicago IL: Quaker Chewy Chocolate Malvavisco chewy granola bars are produced by the Quaker Oats Company for Central and South America. This product mistakenly bears an OU D symbol and it is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4301

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on August 15, 2013.

Nature's Promise Organic Homestyle Waffles and Organic Blueberry Waffles, Ahold, Quincy MA are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union as OU D - Dairy products. Some boxes were mistakenly printed with a plain OU without the D - Dairy designation. These products contain dairy as indicated on the allergen statement and ingredient panel. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4302

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on August 15, 2013.

Sally Sherman Veggie Loaded Tuna Salad, Sally Sherman, Mount Vernon NY is not certified by the Orthodox Union. A limited amount of this product was labeled with an unauthorized OU, and was primarily distributed in the Northeast. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4300
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