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Kashrus alert on GoLightly® Sugar Free Just Chocolates Hard Candy

January 11 2018 from the Kof-K:

GoLightly® Sugar Free Just Chocolates Hard Candy have been mistakenly labeled KOF-K DE. they are in fact KOF-K Dairy as they contain butter as per the ingredient panel. Corrective actions have been taken.
For questions and concerns please contact the KOF-K Kosher Supervision 201 837 1967.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6208

Kosher Alert Jimmy's Popcorn

January 9, 2018 from the OU:

Jimmy's Popcorn, Jimmy Food Products, The Netherlands has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Jimmy's Popcorn in The Netherlands. Some containers bear an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6207

Baker's Selection du Boulanger Mini Donuts Missing "DAIRY" Designation

January 10, 2018 - From the COR:

Baker's Selection du Boulanger Cookies & Cream, Coconut Cream, and Caramel Crunch Mini Donuts were inadvertently labelled without a "dairy" designation. They are DAIRY and kosher certified. They were sold in Metro stores across Canada Corrective measures have been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6206

Dollar General Announces Voluntary Recall of Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies Over Undeclared Milk and Tree Nuts

January 9, 2017 from the FDA:

Dollar General Corporation announced a voluntary recall of its 12-ounce packages of Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies with lot # L46217 30 with a best-by date of August 18, 2018 over concerns of undeclared milk and tree nuts.

Dollar General initially learned of a potential issue based upon information received from a store level employee. The Company promptly contacted the product’s manufacturer who confirmed a production facility labeling error in which Clover Valley® Coconut Macaroons were inadvertently placed in Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookie packaging. Dollar General then contacted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate the voluntary product recall. The affected product package image is below for reference.

    12-Ounce Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies Package UPC: 0
    86106 03201 5
    SKU: 14878301
    Lot: L46217 30
    Best By Date: 08/18/18

Milk and nut allergens present in the Clover Valley® Coconut Macaroon Cookies, which are not disclosed on the Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookie packaging, may pose a health risk to consumers if consumed.

Clover Valley® Iced Oatmeal Cookies were sold and distributed exclusively in Dollar General retail stores located in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI and WV.

Customers who purchased this product are encouraged to discard it or return to their local Dollar General store to exchange the product for a like item. Consumers with questions may contact Dollar General’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-678-9258 seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST or by emailing custsvc@dollargeneral.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6205

Kureiji on the UWS of Manhattan Drops OK Certification

January 9, 2018 - from the YeahThatsKosher and confirmed by the OK:

"A sign out front of Kureiji indicated that the restaurant is no longer kosher certified, and has just dropped its OK certification due to the sale of the restaurant to new owners."
"The new owners will be renaming the restaurant POKE-A-BOWL."
"After speaking to the restaurant’s management, the eatery is in process of finding another kosher certification that will allow them to stay open on Shabbat with the non-Jewish partner retaining ownership on the holy days. This is in line with many other kosher restaurants open on weekends that have non-Jewish owners."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6204

Kosher Alert: Dollarama BBQ Peanuts

January 9, 2018, - From the COR:

Dollarama BBQ Peanuts are not kosher even when bearing a COR 345 symbol. Corrective action is being taken

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6203

South African Yoshon Information

January 9, 2018: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg: Please be aware that Orit's Bakery is presently not Yoshon. Once they receive Yoshon flour again their products will be marked Yoshon.

Biscuits By Design and Heidi's Bakery are not Yoshon.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6202

Kashrus advisory on Kirkland Mexican Cheese

January 8, 2018 from the editor in consultation with the OU:

The Costco Connection Magazine has a picture of Kirkland Mexican Cheese with an OU. This was a printing error. The product in the stores does not bear an OU and is not kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6195

Kashrus advisory on Piece of Velvet, Brooklyn, NY

January 8, 2018 from the OK:

Piece of Velvet, MM NY Holdings Inc DBA Piece of Velvet, Brooklyn, NY 11217:
Please be advised that as of January 5th, 2018, MM NY Holdings Inc DBA Piece of Velvet is no longer certified by OK Kosher Certification

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6201

Kashrus alert on asparagus

January 2, 2018 from the cRc:

Due to high amounts of insect infestation found under the triangular side leaves on the asparagus, the cRc now recommends in addition to cutting off the tops of green asparagus, one should either peel the entire sides of the asparagus or remove all the triangular side leaves and wash well.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6198
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