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The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on June 4, 2013.

The Albert Uster Zurimix brand Marshmallow Mix, lot # 3128.3, bears an unauthorized Star-K and is not Kosher. It contains a non-Kosher ingredient that had been inadvertently labeled with a Kosher symbol from a different Kashrus agency. The product has been recalled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4237

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA a on May 30, 2013.

Cheryl’s of Westerville, Ohio is recalling 10,588 individually wrapped 1.6 oz. Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies because the wrapper on these affected cookies may not specifically state that the cookie contains Peanuts. Some of the packages of the Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies actually contained our Fudge Buttercream Frosted Peanut Butter Cookie.
Please note however that the wrappers of all of the 1.6 oz. Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies do contain the following allergen statement: “Produced in a plant that also handles Peanuts and Treenuts”.
The 1.6 oz. Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies were sold at Cheryl’s retail stores located in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio and nationwide via Cheryl’s website located at www.cheryls.com during the months of April and May, 2013.
Consumers who have purchased Cheryl’s 1.6 oz. Buttercream Frosted Cinnamon Pumpkin Cookies are urged to dispose of the affected products and contact Cheryl’s for a full refund and a complimentary $20 “Saving Pass” for use with qualified future purchases from Cheryl’s. Consumer with questions may contact Joseph Pittito at 516-237-6131(Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm EDT).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4236

The following kashrus alert is from the Scroll-K (Vaad HaKashrus of Denver) on June 4, 2013.

Sheila and Pete Lagasse, proprietors of Crave-it! Frozen Yogurt, 12201 E. Arapahoe Road #B-9, Centennial, CO 80112 decided to END the Scroll K kosher certification starting July 1, 2013. Starting July 1, 2013, Crave-it! Frozen Yogurt will no longer be kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4235

The following updated health alert is from the FDA a on May 31, 2013.

This is a clarification update to the Salmolux press release announcing its voluntary recall of certain cold smoked salmon products. This update does not add to the total pounds recalled, but merely adds clarifications on description of products and one more UPC code only.
On May 25th, 2013, Salmolux of Federal Way, WA, voluntarily recalled certain of its cold smoked salmon products, described below,because of the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Products affected by this recall are as follows:

SizeProduct DescriptionLot NoBrandsUPCForm
4 ozSockeye Nova Lox10803Jensen’s Old Fashion Smokehouse6 33243 24684 5Frozen
500 gSmoked Wild Sockeye Salmon (Nova Lox)10803No brand – Food ServiceNo UPCFrozen
4 ozNova Lox10803Raley’s0 46567 50029 4Fresh
1 lbAlaskan Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox)10803Sea Passion0 16468 44294 8Frozen
2 lbWild Keta Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox) Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen
2 lbLox Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen
2 lbSockeye Smoked Salmon Trim10803Sea PassionNo UPCFrozen
3 ozWild Alaskan Smoked Salmon10803Sea Passion0 16468 44543 7Frozen
3 lbSmoked Salmon Nova Lox (pre-sliced)10803Sea Passion0 16468 42072 4Frozen
4 oz Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox)10803Sea Passion 0 16468 44305 1Frozen
8 ozNorwegian Smoked Salmon (Nova Lox)10803Sea Passion0 16468 44328 0Frozen
4 oz Smoked Sockeye Salmon (Nova Lox)10803Sea Passion0 16468 44900 8Frozen

Products, a total of approximately 4,930 lb, were distributed in AZ, CA, ID, MI, NV, NY, OH, TX, WA states through retail stores. The product distributed in Texas was limited to Sea Passion brand, Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon, 3 oz.

Salmolux has completed its recall protocol.

Product is packed in vacuum bags and lot number information is on the back of the pack.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by FDA which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. Salmolux has voluntarily initiated the recall and is continuing its investigation. The company is currently contacting its customers who are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 253.874.2026 (Business hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-4:30 PST).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4225

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on May 31, 2013.

All GoldSpaghetti in cheese flavoured tomato sauce is NOT kosher. The Beth Din Parev logo has been used without authorisation and will be removed from future labels.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4233

The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on May 30, 2013.

Please be advised that some packages of Blue Diamond Lime and Chili Almonds (in 1 lb. bags) produced by BLUE DIAMOND GROWERS (Sacramento, CA) were mistakenly labeled with the OK Kosher symbol instead of the OK-D.
The dairy ingredients are listed on the label. The product was withdrawn from the market.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4232

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council May 29, 2013.

Chocolate Accents, manufactured by Xcell International, Lemont, Illinois, contains a variety pack of 4 different chocolate toppings and sprinkles. One of these toppings, Chocolate Drops, contains dairy ingredients (Cholov Stam) as indicated on the ingredient panel, but was mistakenly labeled without the "D" or "Dairy" designation.
All of the other 3 varieties, namely Chocolate Sprinkles, Dark Chocolate Crunch and Cookie Cream Crunch, are indeed cRc pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4231

The following health alert is from CFIA and Oregonlive.com posted on May 29, 2013.

The CFIA has recalled in-shell hazelnuts because they may contain Salmonella. These hazelnuts came from Hazelnut Growers of Oregon. The nuts were distributed to a number of bakeries and markets in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec and were sold in packages or in bulk. They were also sold in the United States, but there has not been a recall. "Oregon produces almost all of the hazelnuts, or filberts, in the United States."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4230

The following Brazilian kashrus alert is from BDK Brazil on May 24, 2013.

Em resposta aos questionamentos dos consumidores, informamos que o SUCO DE UVA da CASA DE MADEIRA não possui mais a fita com o logo BDK na tampa, mantendo somente o logo no rótulo.
Translation from Google translate: In response to questions from consumers, we reported that the CASA DE MADEIRA GRAPE JUICE no longer has the tape with the BDK logo on the lid, keeping only the logo on the label.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4229

The following kashrus alert is from the the Atlanta Kashrus Commission on May 24, 2013.

QT Quick Trip Gas Stations: At the current time we don't recommend the Frozen Yogurts and Soft Serve ice creams.

Ed. note: Information from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on QT can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/QT

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4228
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