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Nutiva Expanded Voluntary Recall for Undeclared Peanuts In All Lots of Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake

March 23, 2017 - from the FDA:

Nutiva, an Organic Superfoods company, has decided to expand its initial voluntary product recall of the Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake – Vanilla to include all lots of both Vanilla and Chocolate flavored products after identifying that this product may contain trace amounts peanuts.

The affected products include:

Product #DescriptionPackagingPacket UPC/
Caddy UPC
Master Case UPCLot CodeExpiration Date Range
PBP101Organic Plant Based Protein
Superfood 30 Shake –Chocolate
10 – 1.2 OZ (34g) Packets6-92752-10713-9
6-92752-10714-6
6-92752-10715-324MAY2016 – 11NOV201624 MAY 2018 – 11 NOV 2018
Product #DescriptionPackagingPacket UPC/
Caddy UPC
Master Case UPCLot CodeExpiration Date Range
PBP105Organic Plant Based Protein
Superfood 30 Shake -Chocolate
21.6 OZ
HDPE Jar
6-92752-10709-26-92752-10710-803MAY2016 – 11JAN201703 MAY 2018 – 11 JAN 2019
Product #DescriptionPackagingPacket UPC/
Caddy UPC
Master Case UPCLot CodeExpiration Date Range
PBP201Organic Plant Based Protein
Superfood 30 Shake -Vanilla
10 – 1.2 OZ (34g) Packets6-92752-10716-0
6-92752-10717-7
6-92752-10718-406MAY2016– 10NOV201606 MAY 2018 – 10 NOV 2018
Product #DescriptionPackagingPacket UPC/
Caddy UPC
Master Case UPCLot CodeExpiration Date Range
PBP205Organic Plant Based Protein
Superfood 30 Shake -Vanilla
21.6 OZ
HDPE Jar
6-92752-10711-56-92752-10712-203MAY2016 – 02MAR201703 MAY 2018 – 02 MAR 2019

These items were sold on the internet and through distributors in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Consumers who have purchased these items and have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts are urged to not eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it for refund to where it was originally purchased. Nutiva has taken these steps strictly as a precautionary measure to assure our customers of our commitment to quality. No other Nutiva items are impacted by this recall.

Customers with questions may contact (800) 993-4367 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, or email help@nutiva.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5853

Kosher Advisory Idaho Mashed Potato Granules

March 24, 2017 - from the OU:

Idaho Mashed Potato Granules, Basic American Foods: Please note that the following products have been reformulated and are now dairy; Idaho Mashed Potato Granules 13.75 oz. box with UPC 1140-42310 and the 6.5 oz. box with UPC 1140-42300. The dairy products bear an OU D symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5864

Riviana Foods Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain Manufacturing Date And UPC Number Of Ronzoni® Thin Spaghetti Due To Possible Undeclared Egg Allergen

March 20, 2017 - from the FDA:

Riviana Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling 610 cases of certain coded Ronzoni® Thin Spaghetti cartons that may contain an egg fettuccine product. The affected Ronzoni Thin Spaghetti cartons do not declare the allergen "egg", which is an ingredient in the egg fettuccine product. The affected product was processed at a Riviana co-manufacturer’s facility on January 20, 2017.
The only product at issue can be identified by the manufacturing code and UPC number listed on the left end of the package as listed in the chart below.

Product Size Product Name Manufacturing Code Individual Package UPC
16 oz. each; Ronzoni Thin Spaghetti JAN 20 19 K 71300 000097

No other varieties and no other manufacturing codes are included in this recall.

At this time, Riviana has received no consumer communications about the affected product with this code date and no reports of illness or injury associated with this product.

Riviana has instructed distributors and retailers who purchased affected product from Riviana to segregate the recalled products from their inventories so that a Riviana sales representative may assist retailers in the disposition of the product.

Consumers should return the affected product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. Consumers who may have questions or concerns should call Riviana’s toll free Consumer Relations number at 1-800-730-5957 between 9 am and 5 pm (Eastern).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5862

Kashrus alert on Mislabeled Meat at Vons in the Los Angeles area

March 19, 2017 from Koshequest.org:

n a recent Vons circular there was an advertisement for “kosher” brisket for $6.99 a pound.
A kosher consumer in a Los Angeles area Vons noticed that the meat was in the regular Vons packaging and was labeled kosher with no hashgacha on the package. After investigating and meeting with the manager of the meat department at Vons, it became apparent that the meat used is actually Solomon brand O/U hashgacha meat. However, Vons Supermarket, without Hashgacha, is butchering the larger pieces of this kosher meat into smaller roasts, re-packaging those roasts and selling them as "kosher".
These roasts are NOT recommended for the kosher consumer.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5861

Kashrus alert on Butcher Shop label meat in St. Louis area

March 17, 2017 from the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis:
Please be advised that beef products under the Butcher Shop label now available in the St. Louis area are NOT certified as Glatt Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5860

Kashrus alert on EMMA Potato Gnocchi and Mini Potato Gnocchi

March 20, 2017 from the OK Kosher Certification:
EMMA Potato Gnocchi, Jan K Overweel Ltd., Woodbridge, ON, Canada has UNAUTHORIZED USE OF OK KOSHER SYMBOL:

EMMA Potato Gnocchi and Mini Potato Gnocchi bear an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the packaging. These products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification.

Kashrus alert on David's Tea Vanilla Swirl Tea

March 17, 2017 - from the MK:

The MK wishes to inform the public that VANILLA SWIRL TEA PRODUCED BY DAVID’S TEA has been inadvertantly mislabeled with an MK pareve symbol. this product is in fact DAIRY. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5859

South African kashrus alert on Forrest Fairys products

March 15, 2017: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

Forrest Fairys products are no longer ok, even when bearing the Beth Din Logo

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5857

South African kashrus alert on Soft Spreads products

March 15, 2017: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

Soft Spreads products are no longer ok, even when bearing the Beth Din logo.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5856

Misc. South African newly certified products

March 15, 2017: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

  • Pressed Juice Co. is newly under the Beth Din.
  • Mr Spice range is newly under.
  • The following Uber Drinks are Kosher and Parev: Apple & Cinnamon Rooibos Ice Tea, Mango & Vanilla Rooibos Ice Tea and Honey & Lemon Rooibos Ice Tea.
  • The following Toni Glass Collection of Teas products are certified and Parev: Ice Teas – Berry Baobab, Choc Chip Ginger, Kiwi Cucumber & Mint, Lemongrass, Coconut & Ginger, Melon Gogi Green, Sugar Free Ice Tea – Lemon Balm & Jujube, Litchi & Lime, Mulberry Marula, Sweet Apple Gooseberry, Silken Bag Tea Range – Chocolate & Hazelnut, Exotic Plum, Ginger, Rooibos Cranberry.
  • The following Earthshine products are Kosher and Parev and do not require a Beth Din logo: Kale Chips (Cheezy Herb 25g, Moroccan 25g, Zesty Chilli 25g), Flax Crackers (Flax Duo: Plain, Salted, Mediterranean, Mixed Seed, Red Onion and Chive), Activated Granola/Muesli (BerryBlast Activated Granola 250g, Crunchy Cacao Activated Granola 250g, Moringa Baobab Activated Granola 250g, Nutty Mesquite Activated Granola 250g, Berry Blast Activated Snack 30g, Nutty Mesquite Activated Snack 30g, Crunchy Cacao Activated Snack 30g, Moringa Baobab Activated Snack 30g, Luxury Fruit & Nut Muesli 350g), Florentine Big – Chocolate Cacao – (Fruit & Nut 60g, Original 55g), Florentine Mini – Chocolate Cacao – (Minty Buchu 35g, Original Dark Chocolate 35g, Turkish Rose 35g), Cacao Cookie (Almond & Fig, Cashew & Pineapple, Macadamia Nut & Date), Seed & Nuts (Activated Almonds 350g, Activated Buckwheat 350g, Activated Cashews 350g, Activated Pumpkin Seeds 350g, Activated Sunflower Seeds 350g, Activated Superseeds (Tamari) 350g, Activated Snack Almonds 20g, Activated Snack Cashews 20g, Activated Snack Pumpkin Seeds 20g, Activated Snack Sunflower Seeds 20g, Activated Snack Superseeds (Tamari) 20g, Savoury Seeds & Nuts Oak Aged Miso, Savoury Seeds & Nuts Spicy Thai.
  • Reminder: Please note that only the varieties of Bos Ice Teas listed on the website are certified; be sure to have a look if the certification is for both cans and bottles or only one. Bos Ice Teas in tetrapacks should not be used.

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