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The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on January 16,2015.

B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri is recalling certain seasoning blends that contain ground cumin that may contain peanut, an allergen that is not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled products have been distributed by and are sold by Target and The Fresh Market.
B&M, Inc. was notified by one of their suppliers that one lot of Cumin Ground Conventional and some of the seasonings containing this lot had potentially been contaminated with peanut protein.
The products were shipped to retailers from December 1, 2014 through January 7, 2015. The following products with lot codes and Best By dates are subject to the recall.

BrandProduct Name & DescriptionLot NumberBest By DateUPC
Target Archer FarmsCumin Ground is packaged in a 6oz clear square glass bottle with a silver metal cap and a label weight of 2.8oz (79g).3381403FBest By:
05 JUN 2017
0-85239-02549-9
Target Archer FarmsCumin Ground is packaged in a 6oz clear square glass bottle with a silver metal cap and a label weight of 2.8oz (79g).3421406FBest By:
09 JUN 2017
0-85239-02549-9
The Fresh MarketDark Chili Powder is packaged in a 5x7in clear square bag with a zipper seal and a label weight of 2.24oz (63.5g).3581405RBest By:
25 JUN 2017
7-37094-01841-2
The Fresh MarketDark Chili Powder is packaged in a 5x7in clear square bag with a zipper seal and a label weight of 2.24oz (63.5g).3641401RBest By: 01JUL20177-37094-01841-2
The Fresh MarketDark Chili Powder is packaged in a 4oz clear square glass bottle with a silver metal cap and a label weight of1.85oz (52.4g).0021503ABest By:
04 JUL 2017
7-37094-20425-9

The lot number and best by date can be found on the bottom of the bottle or front of bag.

No other spices and seasonings manufactured by B&M, Inc. for Target and The Fresh Market have been affected by this FDA recall.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this FDA recall.

Consumers in possession of this FDA recalled product should discard it or return it to the store at which it was purchased for a full refund.  Consumers or media with questions should contact B&M, Inc. at 1-877-321-5852 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4842

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on January 16,2015.

B&M, Inc. of Mount Vernon, Missouri is recalling certain seasoning blends that contain ground cumin that may contain undeclared peanut protein, an allergen that is not declared on the product’s ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled product has been distributed by Harris Teeter.
B&M, Inc. was notified by one of their suppliers that one lot of Cumin Ground Conventional and some of the seasonings containing this lot had potentially been contaminated with peanut protein.
The products were shipped to retailers on December 1, 2014. The following products with lot codes and Best By dates listed below are subject to the recall.

BrandProduct Name & DescriptionLot NumberBest By DateUPC
Harris Teeter, HT TradersBlue Cheese Jalapeno Seasoning is packaged in a 6oz clear square glass bottle with a black metal cap and a label weight of 3.7oz (104.9g).3301401RBest By:  28 MAY 20170-72036-71232-5

The lot number and best by date can be found on the bottom of the bottle.

No other spices and seasonings manufactured by B&M, Inc. for Harris Teeter have been affected by this FDA recall.


Consumers in possession of this FDA recalled product should discard it or return it to the store at which it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers or media with questions should contact B&M, Inc. at 1-877-321-5852 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4841

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on January 15,2015.

Garden Lites®, The Delicious Vegetable Company™ owned and operated by Classic Cooking LLC, is issuing a voluntary recall of several products due to the fact that they contain undeclared peanuts. The ingredient cumin provided by a third party vendor was contaminated with peanut allergen. Individuals who have severe sensitivity to peanuts should not consume the designated products as they may run the risk of a serious and even life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. These products were distributed nationwide in retail stores. The recall affects products with the following lot numbers and UPC codes:

PRODUCT NAMESIZELOT#EXP DATESUPC
Garden Lites Kale & Quinoa Soufflé7 oz3219
33014
3517
5/25/2016
5/26/2016
6/23/2016
7-04863-01730-3
Garden Lites Southwestern Soufflé7 oz27814
32214
32314
4/5/2016
5/18/2016
5/19/2016
7-04863-01720-4
Garden Lites Veggie Chili & Cornbread Melt7 oz299144/26/20167-04863-01726-6
Garden Lites Kale & Brown Rice Veggie Bites9 oz28014
28114
30114
30214
27414
4/7/2016
4/8/2016
4/28/2016
4/29/2016
4/02/2016
7-04863-03611-3
Classic Cooking Kale & Quinoa Veggie Cakes6.75 lbs32314
33614
36314
27414
5/19/2016
6/2/2016
6/29/2016
4/1/2016
7-4863-32511-8

To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

Customers seeking a refund are asked to send a digital image displaying the UPC code and expiration date on the package/s affected to info@garden-lites.com or they can mail the product packaging to Classic Cooking Attn: RECALL at 165-35 145th Dr., Jamaica, NY 11434 in exchange for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-439-0200 ext. 627, Mon - Fri 9:00AM To 5:00PM.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4840

The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on January 14, 2015.

3 Guys From Brooklyn repackaged Dark Chocolate Raisins and other chocolates and nut products placing an unauthorized OK symbol on the labels. These products are not kosher certified by OK Kosher Certification. Action Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4833

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on January 14,2015.

NAC FOODS of Palisades Park, NJ is recalling Ground Cumin, because it may contain undeclared Peanut Protein.
The affected Ground Cumin was distributed and sold to retailers located in NJ, NY, and PA.
The recalled products are packaged in plastic containers under the brands Mimi’s Products and Rosa Maria. Recalled products can be identified by LOT# 2948E which is located under the Expiration Date 3/2017.

  • MIMI’S PRODUCTS GROUND CUMIN 1 OZ UPC 707425-054242 - LOT #2948E - EXP.DATE 3/2017
  • MIMI’S PRODUCTS GROUND CUMIN 9 OZ UPC 707425-032318 - LOT #2948E - EXP.DATE 3/2017
  • ROSA MARIA GROUND CUMIN 6 OZ UPC 707425-160417 - LOT #2948E - EXP.DATE 3/2017

Consumers are urged to return product to place of purchase or to NAC Foods located at 239 Commercial Avenue, Palisades Park, NJ 07649 for a full refund. Consumers can contact the company at 201-592-8920 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4836

The following peanut allergy alert is from USDA on January 14, 2014.

Agri Star Meat & Poultry, a Postville, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 1,690 pounds of beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.
The following items, produced on September 29, 2014, are subject to recall: [Label]

  • 13.5 oz. vacuum-packed packages containing 8 pieces of “Aaron’s BEST GLUTEN FREE Beef Franks Hot & Spicy CHIPOTLE.”

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “EST. 4653A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to retail locations nationwide
The problem was discovered when the company’s ingredient supplier informed them that the ground cumin spice, used to produce the Hot and Spicy Beef Franks, may have been contaminated with peanut residue.
Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Yaakov Labowitz, VP of Sales and Marketing, at (718) 440-0459.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4835

The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on January 14, 2015.

Imagine Flavor, Inc / Imagine Chocolate, Inc., Studio City, CA: Imagine Flavor is selling chocolates bearing an unauthorized OK (pareve) kosher symbol on the packaging. These products are not certified by OK Kosher Certification and contain dairy ingredients. Corrective measures are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4834

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on January 12, 2015.

Socafe Cappuccino Hot Chocolate, Socafe, Newark NJ: Socafe Cappuccino and Hot Chocolate cups are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU-D products. A small quantity of packaging was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU, without the D – Dairy designation. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4832

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on January 12,2015.

SPICE N' MORE CORP. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling its 2.5-oz. containers of "ALL ISLAND SPICE" cumin powder, 7-oz. containers of "CASABLANCA", "H HARVEST", "SPICE CLASS" AND "LEADER MERET" cumin powder and 12-oz containers of "SALMA", "SPICE CLASS", "LA MINA" AND "KEY FOOD" cumin powder purchased from September 23, 2014 to November 30, 2014, because they may contain undeclared peanuts.
The recalled "CASABLANCA", "SALMA", "SPICE CLASS", "LA MINA", "LEADER MERET", "ALL ISLAND SPICE", "KEY FOOD" AND "H-HARVEST" cumin powder were distributed NY, NJ, PA, VA, MD, MI, MA and SC in wholesale and retail stores.
The product comes in 2.5-oz., 7-oz. and 12-oz., clear plastic containers with UPC Codes #07329600144, #81868501051, #02391315908, #81597800822, #81597800423, #63923510835, #63923510117, #63923513235 and #60953908472.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the peanut-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by contamination of the product from its country of origin.
Consumers who have purchased 2.5-oz., 7-oz. and 12-oz. containers of "CASABLANCA", "SALMA", "SPICE CLASS", "LA MINA", "LEADER MERET", "ALL ISLAND SPICE", "KEY FOOD" AND "H-HARVEST" cumin powder are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-718-417-0746, Monday-Friday 9am-4 pm ET.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4831

The following kashrus alert is from the Central Rabbinical Congress with additional informtion from the OU on January 9, 2015.

Please be advised that Pereg Quinoa Pops cereal, All Flavors Natural, Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry bear an unauthorized CRC symbol. (hisachdus harabbonim).
The Central Rabbinical congress CRC does not certify any Pereg Qinoa Pops Cereal . Corrective measures are being taken.

Ed. note: These products are certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4830
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