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Kashrus Alert - Filicori Zecchini Cafe, NY, NY

July 5, 2018 from the Star-K:
ffective immediately, both locations of Filicori Zecchini Cafe, at 2541 Broadway, New York, New York, and at 42 E. 46th Street, New York, New York, are under new management and are no longer certified Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6504

Kosher Alert: Easy Bake Cake Mixes/Products Manufactured by Adee Flour Mills- Unauthorized COR Symbol

July 4, 2018 - From the COR:

Easy Bake Chocolate Devil's Food Cake Mix, Adee Flour Mills (Mississauga, Ontario) is NOT KOSHER even when bearing a COR CERTIFIED KOSHER symbol.
Please Note: All products manufactured by Adee Flour Mills are not COR kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6503

Kashrut alert on Loven Fresh Hawaiian Sweet Hot Dog Buns sold at Aldi

July 3, 2018 from Quality Kosher Supervision:

"We do not authorize our symbol with a dairy designation on the packages of Hawaiian Sweet Hot Dog Buns under the brand "Loven Fresh" found in Aldi stores. We are in the midst of ascertaining how such a thing happened."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6502

Food Recall Warning - Goodleaf brand Daikon Radish microgreens recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

June 28, 2018 - CFIA

Goodleaf Community Farms Ltd. is recalling Goodleaf brand Daikon Radish microgreens from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Goodleaf Daikon Radish (microgreens) 75 g BB/MA JN 30
LOT# MR088
6 28451 71410 1

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6501

New Slurpee flavor

July 3, 2018: The following are new kosher slurpee flavorfrom 7-11 is pareve:


The tongue straws are collectible reusable straws with no food elements.

The Kashrut.com Slurpee list can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/slurpees.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6499

Some King Soopers Bread without Scroll-K Certification

June 25, 2018 from the Vaad of Denver:

All the previously named P$$$t brand items were recently re-branded Good to Dough. The Good to Dough White Bread, Wheat Bread, Hot Dog Buns, Hamburger Buns are usually made with The Scroll K supervision & labeled as such.
Currently, due to some production difficulties, the White Bread, Wheat Bread, Hot Dog Buns, Hamburger Buns will be produced with the Kroger brand in another facility without supervision, and they will not bear any certification. Please
check all products for certification. Please call the Scroll K at 303-595-9349 for any needed clarification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6500

Talking Rain® Voluntarily Recalls Sparkling Ice® Cherry Limeade in Response to Customer Complaints

June 28, 2018 - FDA:

Talking Rain® (the Company) is voluntarily recalling specific lot codes of bottles of its Sparkling Ice® Cherry Limeade beverage in response to a small number of customer complaints that reported an off-taste and off-odor of the affected product. The Company made the decision to recall the product out of an abundance of caution. No other Sparkling Ice products are affected by this recall.
The Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade product subject to recall was produced only at one of the Company’s facilities that make this product. The product comes in a 17 ounce clear plastic bottle under the name Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade. The product is sold as a single item, as well as in multipacks of the affected product and in multipacks containing a variety of other unaffected flavors. The product subject to recall can be identified by the following information that is displayed on the neck of the bottle. All other products made by the Company are not part of this voluntary recall.

Bottle Lot CodeExpiration Date on BottleExpiration DateBottle UPCCase/Variety Pack UPCs
8064-6312051812/5/1801657195084016571950866
8065-6312061812/6/18 016571950927
8079-6312201812/20/18 016571951283
8080-6312211812/21/18 016571950866
8087-6312281812/28/18 016571953126
8088-6312291812/29/18 016571953614
8089-6312301812/30/18  
8112-6301221901/22/19  
8113-6301231901/23/19  
8114-6301241901/24/19  
8118-6301281901/28/19  
8119-6301291901/29/19  
8126-6302061902/06/19  
8131-6302111902/11/19  
8132-6302121902/12/19  
8144-6302241902/24/19  
8145-6302251902/25/19  
8146-6302261902/26/19  
8165-6303141903/14/19  
8166-6303151903/15/19  
8167-6303161903/16/19  

Talking Rain learned of the issue after a small number of customers brought their concerns to the company’s attention. Talking Rain is currently investigating the cause of the issue in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Consumers who purchased the affected product are advised not to drink it and to call the Talking Rain customer center at 855-201-4333 to receive a coupon to replace their purchase.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6498

Mexican kashrus alert on Ms. Zenaida's quesadillas

June 22, 2018 from KMD Mexico:

Las quesadillas de la Sra. Zenaida no cuentan con nuestra supervisión.

Translated by Google Translate: Ms. Zenaida's quesadillas do not have our supervision..

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6497

Now Health Group Inc. Recalls Select Now Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix Because of Possible Health Risk

June 21, 2018 - FDA:

NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is recalling its NOW Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix – Product Code 7271, Lot #3031259 and Lot #3038165 – because its primary ingredient, Crimson Clover Seeds, has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Approximately 10,000 units of Zesty Sprouting Mix were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide since December 2017.

UPC CodeDescriptionLot NumberBest By Date
733739072719NOW Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix, 16 oz.3031259 (located on back of package)12/20
733739072719NOW Real Food® Zesty Sprouting Mix, 16 oz.3038165 (located on back of package)01/21

Evidence of potential contamination was implicated in ongoing FDA and CDC investigations into multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections, of which the clover seed supplier was notified.

NOW has provided information on this recall to all its retailers who purchased this product and has encouraged retailers to make every effort to contact their customers to facilitate the return of affected products.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Zesty Sprouting Mix should stop using the product immediately and return it to place of purchase for a full refund. Receipt is not required for refund.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact NOW’s Customer Service Department by phone at 888-NOW-FOODS (888-669-3663) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6496

Agri Star Meat And Poultry LLC Recalls Beef Pastrami Products due to Possible Processing Deviation
Aaron’s Beef French Roast Pastrami & Shor Harbor and Roast Pastrami recall

June 21, 2018: from USDA:

Agri Star Meat and Poultry LLC, a Postville, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 3,592 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef pastrami products due to processing deviations that may have led to underprocessing of products and resulted in inadequate curing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The RTE beef pastrami items were produced on April 3 and April 4, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]


The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 4653A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Washington.

The problem was discovered on June 20, 2018, after the firm received a consumer complaint about product discoloration. The firm conducted an investigation and product testing and determined that not all products contained an adequate amount of the curing solution. The establishment notified FSIS on June 21, 2018.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. C
onsumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Lisa Beatty, Quality Assurance Manager at 563-864-7811 or Yaakov Labowitz, Vice President of Sales, at 514-648-8171 ext. 260.
Consumers with food safety questions can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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