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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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Kroger recalls Simple Truth macadamia nuts for Listeria risk

June 15, 2017: The FDA: :

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced it has expanded the recall of its 12 oz. packages of Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
In May, we were informed by the supplier that the macadamia nuts used in this product may have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Routine sampling of a different item produced by the supplier for another company revealed positive Listeria monocytogenes results, and a subsequent investigation of the manufacturing environment discovered a contaminated piece of equipment.
The product comes in a 12 oz., clear plastic package marked with expiration dates of: Dec. 09, 2017, Mar. 02, 2018, Mar. 03, 2018, or Apr. 07, 2018 stamped on the side. Product was distributed between 12/9/2016 to 6/13/2017. Kroger has removed the following item from store shelves and initiated its customer recall notification system that alerts customers who may have purchased recalled products through register receipt tape messages and phone calls.

Product UPC Code Size 
Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts 11110-02478 Sell By:
Dec. 09 2017
Mar. 02 2018
Mar. 03 2018
Apr. 07 2018  
12 oz. 

Kroger has expanded this recall to include all stores nationwide under the following names: Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, City Market, Smith's, Dillons, Baker's, Gerbes, Jay C, Ruler Foods, Pay Less, Pick ‘N Save, Copps, Metro Market, Owen's and QFC.

Customers who have purchased any of the products described above should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

Customers who have questions may contact Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. ET to 12:00 a.m. ET, and Saturday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. ET to 9:00 p.m. ET.


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Gomacro Recalls Limited Number of Macrobars and Thrive Bars Because of Possible Health Risk

June 14, 2017 from the FDA:

Almond supplier may have exposed ingredient to Listeria monocytogenes. GoMacro, of Viola, Wis., is recalling a limited number of MacroBars and Thrive Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled MacroBars and Thrive Bars were distributed across the country and internationally via retail stores, mail orders and direct delivery.
On June 14, 2017, GoMacro was notified by its supplier of almonds, an ingredient in specific MACROBARS and THRIVE BARS, that the ingredient has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The supplier notified GoMacro of this recall due to an expansion of a previous recall. No contamination has been reported to have occurred in any of these products, nor have any illnesses been reported to date. In the interest of abundant caution, GoMacro is recalling the following products and lots:

Name of ProductUnit SizeUnit SizeBest By DatesUPCLot Codes
Coconut + Almond Butter + Chocolate Chips MacroBar2.3 oz (65g)1/3/2018,
1/10/2018,
1/16/2018,
1/26/2018,
2/6/2018
8535550066893516,
3525,
3536,
3553,
3571
Coconut + Almond Butter + Chocolate Chips Mini MacroBar0.9 oz (25g)1/16/2018,
2/6/2018
8535550067193537,
3570
Chocolate, Nuts & Sea Salt Thrive Bar1.4 oz (40g)2/6/2018,
2/9/2018
8535550065043569,
3576
Caramel Coconut Thrive Bar1.4 oz (40g)2/6/20188535550065283568

The lot number and best by dates are found on the side panel of the product near the UPC.

The almond supplier has recalled all products made in their facility during the time of potential contamination. The only potentially affected ingredient supplied to GoMacro was one lot of almonds. Retailers and distributors who received the recalled lots have been contacted and asked to pull these lots from their inventory and shelves. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

If you have any questions our Director of Operations, Tony Saarem, is available by phone, Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM (CST) at (608)-627-2310 or email at tony@gomacro.com.

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Kosher Alert: Martin’s Family Fruit Farm Dehydrated Apple with Caramel Dream Missing DAIRY designation

June 13, 2017, - From the COR:

Martin’s Family Fruit Farm Dehydrated Apple with Caramel Dream, 22 gram bag was inadvertently labelled without a "Dairy" designation. The product is kosher DAIRY. Resolution: Corrective action is being taken.

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Kashrus Information - Dorot Farms Carrots

June 14, 2017 from the Capitol-K:

"We are pleased to announce that effective immediately DOROT FARMS CARROTS product of Israel is Approved for this season under the certification of Rav Yosef Efrati.
PLEASE NOTE:

  1. This applies ONLY to DOROT FARMS CARROTS . Unfortunately, we still cannot accept other Israeli produce in establishments.
  2. NO SYMBOL REQUIRED
  3. This will need to be renewed yearly and will for sure not apply during the Shemitta/Sabbatical year.

Kosher certificate is at http://www.dorotfarm.com/img/Dorot_Kosher_Certificate.pdf.

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Kashrus Alert - Skyr Islandic Yogurts

June 15, 2017 from the editor in consultation with the OU:

Skyr Islandic Yogurts are certified as kosher dairy, OU-D by the OU.
Some packages bear only an OU on the side of the package and a faint OU-D inkjetted on the lid.

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Foremost brand milk products recalled due to possible presence of sharp metal objects

June 12, 2017 - from the CFIA:

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling Foremost brand milk products from the marketplace due to the possible presence of sharp metal objects. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. The following products have been sold on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Foremost 2% M.F. Partly Skimmed Milk 4 L All codes 0 61483 11533 9
Foremost 3.25% M.F. Homogenized Milk 4 L All codes 0 61483 10533 0

Loblaw Companies Limited.: customerservice@superstore.ca or 1-866-999-9890

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Recall of Trader Joe's Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream because of pieces of metal

June 10, 2017 - from the Trader Joes:

Trader Joes is voluntarily recalling all lot codes of Trader Joe's Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream (SKU# 055740) because of the potential presence of small metal pieces in the product.
Consumers who have purchased the product should discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe's for a full refund.
For questions, contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 [Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Pacific Time] or send an email to Trader Joes Product Feedback

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Kashrus Alert - Baker’s Corner Varieties of Frostings

June 12, 2017 from the OU:

Baker's Corner Varieties of frosting, Aldi Inc.:
The OU currently certifies a variety of Aldi frostings as OU Pareve, including the Milk Chocolate and the Cream Cheese frosting. These products correctly bear an OU symbol. However, the same products, (from a previous supplier) are available without the OU and are non-kosher. As the older supply is depleted, this problem will be self-corrected.
As always, consumers should check that each and every product has the OU symbol, and not assume that since one product has the OU , all of the same variety will have the OU

Action Corrective action has been taken.

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