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The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din on May 22, 2013.

WARNING Many brands of fruit in natural juice in both cans and jars are frequently formulated with grape juice and are therefore Not Kosher. You are advised to check the product label for absence grape juice every time you purchase, as the ingredients can vary from one batch to another. Please note that E120, cochineal, is a non-kosher ingredient which is occasionally added to red fruits.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4220

The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on May 22, 2013.

Please be advised that CHOPITA NYC (300 East 45th Street, NYC) Is distributing promotional magnets that display the OK kosher symbol. Chopita NYC is not and has never been certified by OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION. Corrective measures are being taken.
Ed. note: Chopita is under Cup K Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4218

The following kashrus alert is the COR on May 17, 2013.

Please be advised that Bubbie's Biscotti – Belgian Chocolate S’mores was inadvertently labeled with a COR 243D. This product is not kosher. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4216

The following revised Canadian kashus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on May 17, 2013.

Please be advised that Trop 50Juice Beverage with Vitamins- Pomegranate Blueberry (Canada only) produced by Pepsico Beverage & Foods (Tropicana Products) Barrington, IL erroneously bears the OK kosher symbol, THIS PRODUCT IS NOT KOSHER.
Corrective measures are being taken to correct this labeling error as responsibly and quickly as possible.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4213

The following kashrus alert is from the Orthodox Union on May 14, 2013.

+More 100% Natural Grape Juice, Azgranata MMC, Baku Azerbaijan bears an unauthorized OU mark. The Orthodox Union does not certify this product. Corrective measures are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4215

The following kashrus alert is from the Orthodox Union on May 14, 2013.

Spice Classics (1) Beef Flavor Bouillon UPC 52100020853 (2) Chicken Flavor Bouillon UPC 52100020846, Han-Dee Pak Inc., Cockeysville, MD bear an unauthorized OU mark. The Orthodox Union does not certify these products. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4214

The following health alert is from FoodSafetyNews.com on May 14, 2013.

Pure Eire Dairy of Othello, WA issued a recall of its organic pasteurized non-homogenized skim, reduced fat 2% milk, and whole and heavy cream milk products bearing the expiration dates of 5/15/13, 5/18/13 and 5/20/13 Monday because of improper pasteurization of the milk and milk products with the specified expiration dates.
The recalled pasteurized milk products, which are sold in plastic and glass 8 oz, 1/2 gallon and 1 gallon containers, include:

  • Organic Heavy Cream Pasteurized, in 8oz and ½ gallon plastic containers
  • Organic Pasteurized Skim Milk, non-homogenized, ½ gallon plastic and/or glass jug
  • Organic Pasteurized Skim Milk, non-homogenized, 1 gallon plastic jug
  • Organic Pasteurized Reduced Fat 2% Milk, non-homogenized, ½ gallon plastic and/or glass jug
  • Organic Pasteurized Reduced Fat 2% Milk, non-homogenized, 1 gallon plastic jug
  • Organic Pasteurized Whole Milk, non-homogenized, ½ gallon plastic and/or glass jug
  • Organic Pasteurized Whole Milk, non-homogenized, 1 gallon plastic jug

According to the dairy’s press release, "legal pasteurization" of the milk was not achieved because during processing, the airspace above the milk failed to reach the proper pasteurization temperatures.

The recall does not include the dairy’s raw milk products.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4212

The following kashrus alert is from the Kosher Supervisors of Wisconsin on May 13, 2013.

Effective Immediately: Sprechers Beers and Flavored Sodas are no longer certified by Kosher Supervisors of Wisconsin

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4211

The following information is from the Orthodox Union in response to a reader's question on May 13, 2013.

Jet Dry is certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union and is usable without the kosher symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4210

The following revised health alert is from the FDA a on April 29, 2013 with additional information on May 9, 2013..

Krinos Foods, LLC. of Long Island City, New York is voluntarily recalling its TAHINI sesame paste, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The TAHINI sesame paste product is sold in 1 LB glass jars, 2 LB glass jars and in 40 LB plastic pails. The UPC codes for the following products: 1 LB jar is 0-75013-28500-3, 2 LB jar is 0-75013-28510-2 and 40 LB pail 0-75013-04018-3. The recalled lots have a code stamped on the lid between "EXP JAN 01 – 2014 up to and including EXP JUN 08 – 2014" and "EXP OCT 16 – 2014" up to and including “EXP MAR 15 – 2015"
The potential for contamination was noted after the Michigan Department of Agriculture conducted routine testing on a sample of the product in a retail store and advised Krinos of the positive test results. Krinos has ceased distribution of the product as FDA, the Michigan Department of Agriculture, and the company, continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to discard the product and return the gold cap stamped with the following dates: “EXP JAN 01 – 2014 up to and including EXP JUN 08 – 2014" and EXP OCT 16 – 2014" up to and including “"EXP MAR 15 – 2015. Provide proof of purchase for a full refund to:


    Krinos Foods LLC
    4700 Northern Blvd.
    Long Island City, NY 11101
If consumers do not have a proof of purchase, Krinos will reimburse them $8.00 per jar plus $.50 for postage. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (718) 729-9000 between 8:30am and 4:30pm EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4199
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