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Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company Recalls Select Products Containing Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pieces Purchased From Outside Supplier Aspen Hills Due To Possible Health Risk

October 11, 2016 - From the FDA and additional recall on November 10, 2016 at FDA

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company, Inc. is recalling select ice cream products, because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by Aspen Hills, Inc., which has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The ice cream products were distributed to the following states AL, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, OK, PA, SC, TX, WA, WI & WV. The ice cream products were distributed to various ice cream shops around the country, online outlets and limited grocery stores.
4,183 3 Gallon Cartons and 5,296 Pints are affected by this recall.
This recall includes the following products with code dates provided:

  • Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. 3 Gallon Cartons
  • Cookie Dough Ice Cream 12/29/17, 12/19/17, 12/13/17, 12/6/17, 11/26/17 & 11/15/17 and code date 10/15/17, 10/21/17, 11/1/17 & 11/8/17
  • Heaps of Love Ice Cream 12/29/17, 11/24/17 & 11/8/17 and code date 10/20/17, 10/28/17 & 11/8/17
  • Peanut Butter Cookie Dough 12/1/17 & 11/18/17 and code date 10/9/17, 10/18/17 & 11/1/17
  • Sticks & Stones 12/27/17, 12/2/17 & 11/10/17 and code date 10/26/17
  • Yippee Skippee 12/1/17
  • Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. Pints
  • Cookie Dough Ice Cream 12/13/17, 12/9/17 & 11/26/17 and code date 10/21/17
  • The Baked Bear brand 3 Gallon Cartons
  • The Baked Bear brand Cookie Dough 12/6/17, 11/26/17 & 11/15/17 and code date 10/13/17, 10/15/17, 10/21/17
The affected product can be identified by the code date listed on the bottom right hand corner of the product label on 3 gallon cartons and by the code date listed on the bottom of each pint. Customers are urged to destroy or return the affected products.Full credit will be offered for a full refund of the products in question. Consumers may contact us at 800-466-8043 or via email at info@chocolateshoppeicecream.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5676

South African kashrus alert on Stafford Mustards

November 9, 2016: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

Stafford Mustards are no longer kosher unless bearing the Beth Din hechsher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5704

South African kashrus notice on Kikkoman Sauces

November 9, 2016: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

Kikkoman Sauces
Certain Kikkoman products have non-kosher ingredients and so Kikkoman products must always be certified. The following is the most recent information to hand:

  • Kikkoman Products made in Singapore 
    Only the following Kikkoman products made and in Singapore are certified kosher and Parev by Kosher Australia with or without their logo on the bottle:
    • Kikkoman Soy Sauce
    • Kikkoman Premium Soy Sauce
    • Kikkoman Gluten Free Soy Sauce
    Kikkoman Soy Sauce Sachets which are packed outside of Singapore are not kosher.
    No other Kikkoman products from Singapore e.g. Less Salt Soy Sauce; Low Salt Soy sauce; Less Sodium Soy Sauce; Low sodium Soy Sauce; Sushi and Sashimi Soy Sauce; Teriyaki Sauce are kosher certified.
  • Kikkoman Products made in the USA
    There are number of Kosher certified Kikkoman products from the USA. All of these must bear the hechsher of a reliable kosher authority.
  • Kikkoman Products made in Holland
    The following products only are approved by the Netherlands Rabbinate:
    • Kikkoman Soy Sauce in 150ml and 250 ml size
    • Kikkoman Gluten Free Soy Sauce in 250ml size
    • Kikkoman Less Salt Soy Sauce in 150 ml size

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5703

South African kashrus notice on Monin Syrups

November 9, 2016: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg:

Monin Syrups are produced in 3 countries. Please pay attention to the country of origin on the label and follow these guidelines:

  • When produced in France the flavours listed on the website are kosher.
  • When produced in America they are kosher when bearing the KSA Logo.
  • Monin Syrups produced in Malaysia may not be used as they refuse to give kashrut information to any kashrut authority.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5702

Kashrus alert on Ferrara Pan candies

November 8, 2016 - From the UMKosher based on a reader's question:
FERRARA CANDIES - Lemonhead, Red Hots, Atomic FireBall, etc. - that do not bear the UMK symbol are currently manufactured at a non-supervised plant, and are not acceptable. Each package should be checked for the symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5701

Voluntary Recall of Potentially Contaminated Cucumbers

November 8, 2016: The FoodSafetyNews:

“Prime Time Produce has issued a voluntary product recall for certain lots of cucumbers, delivered to multiple locations in Bakersfield, due to potential salmonella contamination."
"Thousands of public school students, as well as hospital patients, may have been served fresh cucumbers that are under recall because of potential Salmonella contamination."

Ed. note: This is the first notice of a recall that is likely to grow. BJ's is one of the places that received these infected cucumbers.

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McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams Recalls Select 16oz. Packages Due To Possible Health Risk

November 4, 2016 - From the FDA:

Out of an abundance of caution, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams is undertaking a voluntary recall of selected, 16 oz. (pint size) packages of ice cream produced by a contract manufacturer because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The seven affected flavors, available only in pints, accounts for approximately 15% of the pint-packaged ice cream products carrying the McConnell’s brand label. All of the recalled products were manufactured and packaged in a facility owned by a contract manufacturer, Dr. Bob’s of Upland, LLC. No other products were affected. Ice cream produced at McConnell’s Santa Barbara facility are not included in the recall. No illnesses have been reported.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found samples positive for Listeria monocytogenes in the contract manufacturer’s facility and in finished product of another company’s brand, leading the contract manufacturer to recall all ice cream products it produced for McConnell’s and other ice cream companies this year.

Because this recall affects only McConnell’s products manufactured by the contract manufacturer facility, it is important that consumers carefully check the following flavor/code date combinations to be certain the correct products are removed.

The following flavors and “Best By” code dates are being recalled:

Dutchman’s ChocolateJUL 27 2017, OCT 01 2017 and OCT 05 2017
Mint ChipSEP 08 2017, SEP 30 2017, OCT 07 2017, DEC 01, 2017, DEC 30, 2017, JAN 04, 2018, JAN 05, 2018
Peppermint StickJUL 25, 2017, JUL 26, 2017, SEP 30, 2017

 

Salted Caramel ChipOCT 07, 2017, OCT 20, 2017, DEC 22, 2017, JAN 06, 2018, JAN 07, 2018
Sweet CreamJUL 27, 2017, SEP 08, 2017, OCT 01, 2017, OCT 21, 2017, DEC 08, 2017, DEC 21, 2017, DEC 24, 2017
Turkish CoffeeJUL 28, 2017, SEP 22, 2017, OCT 07, 2017, Dec 06, 2017
Vanilla BeanJUL 13, 2017, JUL 25, 2017, JUL 27, 2017, OCT 01, 2017, OCT 15, 2017, DEC 07, 2017, DEC 25, 2017, JAN 03, 2018, JAN 06, 2018

The recalled ice cream was distributed in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI to retail stores.

The product comes in a 16-ounce (pint size) paper package marked with “Best By” lot numbers listed above and printed in black on the bottom of the carton.

Consumers who have purchased any of the seven 16-ounce (pint size) packages of McConnell’s ice cream should not eat these products and are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company recall hotline at 866-723-2454 between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm E.S.T., Monday through Friday. Customers may also contact McConnell’s by email at recall@mcconnells.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5699

Kashrus alert on King David Cuisine Restaurant in Boynton Beach, FL

November 4, 2016 - From the ORB:

King David Cuisine Restaurant, 706 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 3426, has been sold and is no longer under ORB supervision. The original owners plan on opening a catering business under the name King David Cuisine Catering in a new location. Details will be posted when available.

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OLMA-XXI, Inc. Recalls Two Smoked Fish Products Because of Possible Health Risk

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November 4, 2016 - From the FDA:

OLMA-XXI, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY is recalling Premium Norwegian Salmon Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), Best by 02/23/2017 and Salmon, Turbot, Butterfish, Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), Best by 10/20/2016, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

  • Premium Norwegian Salmon Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), UPC #856687004288, lot #606002 - best by 02/23/2017
  • Salmon, Turbot, Butterfish Smoked, Sliced 8 oz (227g), UPC #856687004448, lot #529910- best by 10/20/2016

The items were distributed by refrigerated trucks through retail stores and warehouses between December 2015 to October 2016 in NY, NJ, MD, PA, MA, CA VA, FL, CT, TX, IL, GA & WA.
Both items are packaged in a plastic vacuum packed bag.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food Safety which revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return them to OLMA-XXI, Inc. for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-675-0706, Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm, ET.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5697

Kashrus alert on Setton Farms Crème Brûlée Mix

November 2, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
Setton Farms Crème Brûlée Mix mistakenly bears the OK instead of OKD Crème Brûlée Mix
Setton Farms Crème Brûlée MixSetton International Foods, Inc., Commack, NY MISTAKEN USE OF OK PAREVE SYMBOL
A limited amount of Setton Farms Crème Brûlée Mix mistakenly bears the OK symbol instead of the required OK-D symbol.
This product contains dairy (as stated in the ingredient list) and is certified kosher dairy. Action Corrective action is being taken.

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