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Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Certain My/Mo brand bulk mochi ice cream products recalled due to undeclared cashew

May 22, 2019 from CFIA: table class="table table-bordered table-condensed"> Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream - Double Chocolate 1 count (approx. 43 g) – sold in bulk All products where cashew is not declared on the display freezer or point-of-sale label None This product was sold from Safeway locations at 1100-2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, and 2315 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, up to and including June 13, 2019 My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream - Ripe Strawberry 1 count (approx. 43 g) – sold in bulk All products where cashew is not declared on the display freezer or point-of-sale label None This product was sold from Safeway locations at 1100-2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, and 2315 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, up to and including June 13, 2019 My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream - Salted Caramel 1 count (approx. 43 g) – sold in bulk All products where cashew is not declared on the display freezer or point-of-sale label None This product was sold from Safeway locations at 1100-2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, and 2315 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, up to and including June 13, 2019 My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream - Vanilla Bean 1 count (approx. 43 g) – sold in bulk All products where cashew is not declared on the display freezer or point-of-sale label None This product was sold from Safeway locations at 1100-2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, and 2315 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, up to and including June 13, 2019

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6860

Kosher Alert Art of Tea Vanilla Berry Truffle

June 25, 2019 from the OU:

Art of Tea Vanilla Berry Truffle Tea, Art of Tea, Los Angeles CA has a missing D - Dairy Designation:
The Orthodox Union certifies Art of Tea Vanilla Berry Truffle tea as an OU D- Dairy product. This product contains dairy, as indicated on the label. Some labels were printed with a plain OU symbol, without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6859

Kashrus Advisory Apple & Eve 36 Count Variety Pack

June 20, 2019 from the OU:

Apple & Eve 36 Count Variety Pack, Lassonde Pappas and Company, Carneys Point NJ:
The Orthodox Union certifies many varieties of Apple & Eve juices. The certified products are labeled with an OU Symbol. Some of the 36 Count Variety Pack juices are not certified by the Orthodox Union. The non-certified variety packs do not bear an OU symbol, and states "made in Canada". The non-certified variety packs are sold in Costco and Sam's Club stores. Please check for the OU symbol before buying Apple & Eve juices.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6858
https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/perrigo-issues-voluntary-recall-parents-choice-advantage-infant-formula-milk-based-powder-iron

Keurig Dr Pepper Announces Voluntary Withdrawal of Unflavored Peñafiel Mineral Spring Water that Does Not Meet FDA Bottled Water Quality Standards

June 21, 2019 from the FDA

Keurig Dr Pepper today announced it will voluntarily withdraw Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products, imported from Mexico, due to the presence of violative levels of arsenic.

All unflavored Peñafiel mineral spring water products including 600mL and 1.5L of all date codes are included in this voluntary withdrawal. The product is packaged in PET bottle formats. Consumers who have this product in their possession can return it to their retailer for a full refund.

Peñafiel is a small brand in the U.S. and quantities in the marketplace are very limited, given that Keurig Dr Pepper has already begun to withdraw the products from the market. The Company has notified retailers that it will work with them to remove the product from the market.

No other Keurig Dr Pepper products are impacted by this voluntary removal. For further information, please contact the Keurig Dr Pepper Consumer Care hotline at (800) 696-5891 between the hours of 9:00 am and 8:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday. We are conducting this market action with the knowledge of the U.S. FDA.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6857

Perrigo Issues Voluntary Recall For Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder With Iron

June 21, 2019 from the FDA

Perrigo Company plc is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of 35-ounce, 992-gram containers of Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. This product, sold exclusively at Walmart, is being recalled because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter in a single lot of the product (C26EVFV). The total number of containers affected by this recall is 23,388.

Consumers who may have purchased the product should look for Lot Code C26EVFV with a "use by" date of February 26, 2021, which can be found on the bottom of the package. Any consumers who purchased the product should discontinue use and can visit any Walmart store for a refund.

Consumers with any health-related questions should contact their healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron can contact Perrigo Consumer Affairs at 866-629-6181.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6856

Recall of Glass Jars of in the Mix, Brand Castle and Sisters’ Gourmet Baking Mixes Because of Possible Health Risk.

June 21, 2019 from the FDA. Information also found at Outbreak Investigation of E. Coli O26 Linked to ADM Milling Co. Flour, May 2019

In cooperation with ADM Milling Co., Brand Castle, LLC of Bedford Heights, Ohio is voluntarily recalling 25 oz and 32 oz glass jars of cookie and brownie mix out of an abundance of caution because it may be contaminated with pathogenic E. coli.

The product is being recalled because an ingredient supplier, ADM Milling Co., has issued a recall for the flour used in these products due to E. coli contamination found in a single lot code of H&R Flour at their Buffalo production plant. p>The products involved in this recall with UPC barcode and lot # are as follows:

Item UPC Lot # Distributed
Brand Castle Arctic Chill Chocolate Mint Cookie Mix 6-54448-01035-2 L6112618 As potential retail product in OHIO as product samples only
Brand Castle Hot Cocoa Cookie Mix 6-54448-01036-9 L5111918 To retail stores in Alabama, New York, South Carolina
Sisters Gourmet Million Dollar Cookie Mix 6-54448-00002-5 L2121818 To retail stores in Minnesota, Missouri, New York
Sisters Gourmet Billion Dollar Brownie Mix 6-54448-00017-9 31OCT2019BC8324 To retail stores in Missouri, Utah
In the Mix Chocolate Mint Chip Cookie Mix 6-54448-01081-9 LM101518 To retail stores in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska
Brand Castle The Grinch Sugar Cookie Mix with Sprinkles 6-54448-01038-3 25JUL2019BC8324 To Ohio

Consumers who have purchased this product should return it to the retailer for a full refund, discard the product, or reach out to Brand Castle, LLC with proof of purchase for a full refund. 

Consumers who have questions should contact Brand Castle, LLC at 216-292-7700 ext. 331 Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:30 pm EST or email at jonn.cotter@brandcastle.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6855

Alma Pak Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Blackberries Due to Possible Health Risk of Norovirus

June 20, 2019 from the FDA

Alma Pak of Alma, Georgia is recalling specific lots of product containing frozen blackberries (noted below) due to the potential of being contaminated with Norovirus. FDA testing of frozen blackberries was reported to have tested positive for Norovirus.

Product UPC Code Retailer Lot Number Expiry Date Distributed to
select stores in:
Distribution
Dates:
16 oz Great Value Frozen Blackberries 078742-431017 Walmart AP1555
AP1640
AP1655
1/25/2021
3/07/2021
4/08/2021
GA, FL, NC and SC 1/31-2019 –
5/31/2019
12 oz Tipton Grove Frozen Mixed Berries 051933-34784-7 Save-A-Lot AP 1700 4/22/2021
4/23/2021
4/24/2021
FL, NC, NY, TN, WI 5/5/2019 –
5/15/2019

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to destroy or urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Alma Pak at 1-866-965-3896, Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6854

UNFI Recalls its Woodstock Frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers Because of Possible Health Risk

June 14, 2019 from the FDA

Out of an abundance of caution, UNFI is voluntarily recalling its 10 ounce packages of Woodstock frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The product comes in a 10 ounce plastic package marked with UPC code 4256301714, lot #60B, and an expiration date of April 2020 stamped on the back of the package and was distributed nationally to retail stores.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the lot number identified above. The production of the product has been suspended while RIDOH and UNFI continue to investigate.

Consumers who have purchased 10 ounce packages of Woodstock frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers with the indicated lot code above, are urged to dispose of the product properly and may contact ResponseTeam@bluemarblebrands.com with any questions.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6853

Kosher Alert Wholesome Nut Co of Modesto CA

June 20, 2019 from ORC:

Please be advised that Wholesome Nut Co of Modesto CA is no longer certified by the ORC.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6852

Kosher Alert Farmacom Colageno Hidrolizado

June 19, 2019 from the OU:

Farmacom Colageno Hidrolizado (hydrolyzed collagen), Comercial City Fresko, Mexico has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Farmacom Colageno Hidrolizado (hydrolyzed collagen). Some of the packaging bears an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is sold in Mexico in La Comer, Fresko, Sumesa and City Market stores. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6851
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