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Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc. Recalls IQF Green Beans Because Of Possible Health Risk

May 6, 2016 from the FDA with updated information from the FDA on May 16, 2016:
Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc. (SIFI) of Corvallis, Ore., is voluntarily recalling 10 oz. Stahlbush® IQF Green Bean retail packages because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The product was distributed throughout the United Stated and Canada.
The green beans were packaged for Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc. by a co-packer into 10 oz. Stahlbush® IQF Green Bean paper retail packages. Product is frozen and has the UPC code 6 38882 00053 7.
The lot numbers are found on the back of the package and the affected lot numbers and best by dates are:

  • #16034001, with a “best buy” code date of 02/03/18.
  • #15097001, with a “best buy” code date of 04/07/17.
  • #14328001, with a “best buy” code date of 12/2016.
  • #15362001, with a “best buy” code date of 12/28/17.
  • #14310002, with a “best buy” code date of 11/06/16.

No other Stahlbush® products are affected by this recall.  No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with affected Stahlbush® products.

The recall was initiated after SIFI was notified by the supplier of the green beans that the supplier had issued a recall of the green beans.

Consumers who have purchased IQF green beans affected by the recall should not consume the product and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at customerservice@stahlbush.com or call
541-757-1497, open 9 am through 5 pm PDT, Monday through Friday.

Stahlbush Island Farms, Inc. apologizes for any inconvenience experienced by our valued consumers and retail customers.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5462

Food Recall Warning (Allergen): Asian Star brand Shrimp Shaped Surimi, Lobster Tail Shaped Surimi and Asian Star Scallop Shaped Seafood recalled due to undeclared egg

April 15, 2016 from the CIFA and an additional recall on May 11, 2016 at CFIA2 :
9281-4268 Québec Inc. / A1 Ocean Fish Kosher Fish market is recalling Asian Star brand Shrimp Shaped Surimi and Lobster Tail Shaped Surimi from the marketplace because they contain egg which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to egg should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Asian Star Shrimp Shaped Surimi 300 g Production Date: 08 FEB 2015
Best Before: 08 FEB
0 85737 50300 0
Asian Star Lobster Tail Shaped Surimi 255 g Production Date: 08 FEB 2015
Best Before: 08 FEB
0 85737 50065 8
Asian Star Scallop Shaped Seafood 300 g Production Date: 08FEB2015
Best Before: 08FEB2017
0 85737 50021 4

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5439

Protein Essentials Collagen and Gelatin Protein Supplements bear an Unauthorized OK Symbol

May 13, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
Please be advised that Protein Essentials Collagen and Gelatin Protein Supplements bear an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the labels. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5473

Kashrus alert on PAM Butter Flavor No-Stick Cooking Spray (Code: B1-68).

May 5, 2016 OK:
Conagra Foods, Inc. has decided to change the status of PAM Butter Flavor No-Stick Cooking Spray (Code: B1-68) from Pareve to Dairy due to the addition of a dairy butter flavor. All other Pam products are Pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5471

United Natural Trading LLC Announces Voluntary Recall of Walnuts.

May 10, 2016 FDA:
United Natural Trading LLC, d/b/a Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, Edison, NJ, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of lots of conventional walnuts and walnut-containing products (see attachment for products and lot numbers) that were purchased from Gibson Farms and sold under the Nature’s Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket, and Woodfield Farms brands due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
The lot numbers are printed on the back of each retail bag. The walnut and walnut-containing products were shipped to retailers and distributors in limited quantities throughout the United States.
he recall was issued as a precaution because a single sample in a finished product yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes. The Company is coordinating closely with regulatory officials and has contacted its customers to ensure that any remaining recalled products are removed.
No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall and no other walnuts or products under the brands are being recalled.
Only the specific lot numbers and sell dates identified in the attachment are included in this recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with these lot numbers should not consume it, but rather should discard it. Consumers should retain their store receipts, packaging reflecting lot numbers or any other proof of purchase they may have. Retailers and consumers with questions may call Melissa McCullough at Woodstock Farms Manufacturing customer service at 732-650-9905, which is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST) Monday - Friday.

DescriptionLot NumberBest By DateUPC#
Nature’s Promise Cranberry Trail Mix Net Wt. 12oz.16082Best By 9/17/168826706612
16099Best By 9/17/168826706612
16117Best By 9/17/168826706612
Woodstock Walnut Halves &Pieces Net Wt. 6oz.16092Best By 4/1/174256300860
16106Best By 4/15/174256300860
Woodstock Cape Cod Cranberry Mix Net Wt. 10oz.16079Best By 9/17/164256300877
16091Best By 9/17/164256300877
16098Best By 9/17/164256300877
16126Best By 11/30/164256300877
Market Basket Walnuts Raw Net Wt. 7oz.16083Best By 3/23/174970540809
16105Best By 4/14/174970540809
Market Basket Cape Cod  Cranberry Trail Mix Net Wt. 10oz.16106Best By 9/17/164970540832
Woodfield Farms Walnuts Halves & Pieces Net Wt. 2.5lbs.16112Best By 4/21/177523900194
Nature’s Promise Walnuts Halves & Pieces Net Wt. 7oz.16093Best By 4/2/178826714404
16110Best By 4/19/178826714404

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5470

Frontier Co-op Initiates Voluntary Recall of Organic Hojicha Tea Due to Possible Health Risk.

FDA: Frontier Co-op is voluntarily recalling its Organic Hojicha Tea due to potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The recalled products were sold nationwide between the dates of December 13, 2014 - April 21, 2016. A list of affected product lots is listed below. On foil bulk packages, the four-digit lot code will follow the item number (#2920) on the front label directly above the UPC code.

BrandItem NumberAffected LotsUPCSizeImage
Frontier Co-op29204338
5096
5191
5289
6042
0-89836-02920-11 lb. (16 oz)PDF

The raw material received by Frontier Co-op, which tested positive for Salmonella is being recalled by our supplier. Given that Salmonella may be present, Frontier Co-op is immediately initiating this recall.
Consumers should not consume these products and should either throw away any remaining products or return to the point of purchase for a refund. Please contact Frontier Co-op with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 1-800-669-3275 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5469

Kosher Alert FrozFruit Creamy Coconut Fruit Bar

May 9, 2016 from the OU:
FrozFruit Creamy Coconut Fruit Bar, Wells Dairy, Grand Prairie TX missing D - Dairy Designation: The Orthodox Union certifies FrozFruit Creamy Coconut Fruit Bars as an OU D-Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some packaging was labeled with a plain OU symbol without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5467

May 5, 2016: From the COR Detroit: JAFFA CLEMENTINES and AMC /JAFFA GRAPEFRUIT from Israel are being sold at Costco and other stores. These products may have Kedushas Shviis, and it is recommended not to purchase them. If already purchased, consult your Rav.

From the OU Halacha Yomis


Shmitta Israeli Clementines are now being sold at Costco.

www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#SCHMITTA has links to Shmitta dates which is relevant for fruits that are still shmitta.

The preceeding Israeli produce alert is from the editor on January 27, 2016.

The preceeding Israeli produce alert is from the editor on January 27, 2016.


The following kashrus alert is from the OU on January 7, 2016.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5295

Kosher Alert Allmax Nutrition Creatine Hydrochloride

May 10, 2016 from Kosher Miami:
Please be advised that Creatine Hydrochloride, distributed by Allmax Nutrition, bears an unauthorized KM certification on the label. The product contains gelatin. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5468

Food Recall Warning - Organic by Nature brand frozen Organic Sweet Peas recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

April 23, 2016 from the CFIA:
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Organic by Nature brand frozen Organic Sweet Peas from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. The following product has been sold by Costco warehouse locations in British Colombia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Organic by Nature Sweet Peas - Organic (frozen) 2.5 kg Best by dates:
10.22.17
12.03.17
03.16.18
8 46358 00061 9
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5465
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