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Metallic Taste Leads to Pepsi Bottle Recall in Michigan

May 8, 2017 from the WKAR:

The maker of Pepsi is encouraging customers to return certain 16.9-ounce bottles of Pepsi-Cola that were sold in Michigan earlier this year. The company says it received 18 complaints of a metallic taste, from late February to early April.
"An investigation found minute particles of iron and chromium in bottles due to a parts failure in the manufacturing process. In March, PepsiCo removed the cola from nearly 200 Michigan stores. Other Pepsi products are not affected."
"PepsiCo says bottles with product codes HC022373 and HC022473 should be returned to stores if customers still have them. Anyone with questions can call (866) 433-2652."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5915

Mikawaya Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In Limited Quantity Of Mikawaya Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream

May 10, 2017 from the FDA:

Mikawaya is issuing a voluntary recall of a limited number of Mikawaya Brand Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream, which may inadvertently contain peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. Only product labeled with UPC code of 070934990609 and lot number LOT 090-17 is included in this recall. The UPC code can be found on the back of the box and the lot number is printed on the top enclosure.
The affected product is sold in a paperboard box, containing 9.1oz (258g) of 6-1.5oz (43g) pieces with UPC code of 070934990609 and lot number LOT 090-17. The product was distributed to all Trader Joe’s stores nationwide and has been removed from sale.
The recall was initiated after receiving one customer report that a Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream contained the presence of peanut butter. Mikawaya has not received any reports of illness or allergic reactions associated with this product.
No other Mikawaya Brand products besides this specific lot of Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream are affected by this voluntary recall.
Customers who have purchased Mikawaya Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream with the affected UPC code and lot number, and have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts, are advised not to consume the product. Customers may return the product to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Mikawaya at (323) 587-5504 (Monday – Friday) between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5914

Kosher Alert Ciao Bella Gelato Blackberry Cabernet Sorbetto

May 9, 2017 from the OU:

Ciao Bella Gelato, NY NY, Blackberry Cabernet Sorbetto: The Orthodox Union does not certify Ciao Bella Blackberry Cabernet Sorbetto. This products bears an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5912

Vaad Hakashrus of Flatbush Kashrus Alert on Ginger Man Catering

May 10, 2017 from the Vaad of Flatbush:

"Ginger Man Catering formerly located at 24 Oak Drive Syosset, NY 11791and now in an unknown location is no longer under the supervision of the Vaad Hakashrus of Flatbush. The supervision expired earlier this year and was not renewed. Any use of the Vaad's name and/or symbol, either in print, electronic media or on their website is unauthorized. A menu for Shavuos catered meals was emailed today listing the Vaad as their hechsher. This claim is false."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5913

Pinnacle discontinues recalled Aunt Jemima breakfast products

May 10, 2017 from the Food Safety News and Food Safety Tech:

"Three days after recalling Aunt Jemima and Hungry Man brand frozen pancakes, french toast and waffles because Listeria monocytogenes was found in a production facility, Pinnacle Foods Inc. officials said 16 of the products will be discontinued."
"The company will continue to market its mini pancakes, French toast sticks, breakfast entrees and Griddle Poppers."


Pinnacle Foods Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

May 5, 2017 from the FDA:

Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling
all “Best By” dates of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices distributed nationally in the United States and one product into Mexico because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
All affected distributors and retail and food service customers are being notified and the affected products are being removed from store shelves.
This announcement applies only to the Aunt Jemima frozen products listed below and does not include any Aunt Jemima dry mixes and syrups.
All ‘Best By’ dates of the following products are included in this recall:

17 Retail Products PKG UPC 
AUNT JEMIMA LIL GRIDDLERS BLUEBERRY 14.5oz019600054603
AUNT JEMIMA MINI PANCAKES 14.5oz019600054801
AUNT JEMIMA FRENCH TOAST 12.5oz019600057703
AUNT JEMIMA CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST 12.5oz019600058908
AUNT JEMIMA WHOLE GRAIN FRENCH TOAST 12.5oz019600059684
AUNT JEMIMA BUTTERMILK PANCAKE LOW FAT 14.5oz019600061007
AUNT JEMIMA HOMESTYLE WAFFLE 17.18oz019600062004
AUNT JEMIMA BUTTERMILK WAFFLE 17.18oz019600062103
AUNT JEMIMA BLUEBERRY WAFFLE 17.18oz019600062202
AUNT JEMIMA LOW FAT WAFFLE 17.18oz019600062301
AUNT JEMIMA BLUEBERRY PANCAKE 14.8oz019600064701
AUNT JEMIMA OATMEAL PANCAKE 14.8oz019600064909
AUNT JEMIMA WHOLE GRAIN PANCAKE 14.5oz019600066408
AUNT JEMIMA BUTTERMILK PANCAKE 14.8oz019600068204
AUNT JEMIMA HOMESTYLE PANCAKE 14.8oz019600069102
AUNT JEMIMA 60CT CLUB PANCAKES PREMIUM019600435907
AUNT JEMIMA PANCAKE MEXICO 60CT019600435921

No other Aunt Jemima branded or Hungry Man branded products or any other products produced by Pinnacle Foods are included within this recall.

Consumers should not consume these products. Affected product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Pinnacle Foods at 1-888-299-7646.

Canadian Food Recall Warning - Aunt Jemima brand Frozen Waffles and Frozen French Toast Slices recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

May 5, 2017 from the CFIA

Pinnacle Foods Canada Corporation is recalling Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles & Frozen French Toast Slices from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. Distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Aunt Jemima Waffles 144 Count
3.57 kg
All Codes 1 00 19600 43575 1
Aunt Jemima Original Thin French Toast 144 Count
6.1 kg
All Codes 0 00 19600 05870 0
Aunt Jemima Thick French Toast 72 Count
4.86 kg
All Codes

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5902

Kashrus advisory - Fomu, Boston, MA

January 19, 2017 - From KVH Kosher twitter feed:

Please be advised that Fomu retail locations FOMU-Allston 481 Cambridge St, and FOMU-Jamaica Plains 617 Centre St. will no longer be KVH KOSHER certified due to a corporate decision.
EFFECTIVE MAY 30 2017
The ice cream manufacturing facility will continue to be under KVH certification.
Ice cream in sealed containers continues to be Kosher certified when bearing a KVH emblem.

Fomu can be reached at
contact@fomuicecream.com
corporate617-744-6530, Allston: (617) 903-3276
, Jamaica Plains: (617) 553-2299

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5911

Kashrus advisory on Bagel Time Restaurant, Miami, FL

May 8, 2017: from the OK:
"We are pleased to announce that due to the cooperation of Bagel Time, OK Kosher has reinstated certification on the restaurant.
All dairy products are Cholov Yisroel.
All baked products are Pas Yisroel.
There is a mashgiach Temidi on premises at all times.


Kashrus alert on Bagel Time Restaurant, Miami, FL

May 2, 2017 from OK Kosher Certification
"As of May 2nd, 2017 OK Kosher Certification has revoked kosher certification of Bagel Time Restaurant, 3915 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140 due to kashrus violations."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5895

Giusto Sapore Sweet Stuffed Cherry Peppers mistakenly bear an OK kosher symbol

May 2, 2017 from OK Kosher Certification:
Please be advised that Giusto Sapore Sweet Stuffed Cherry Peppers of Just-Ryt Foods Inc./South Florida Imports, Fort Lauderdale, FL. mistakenly bear an OK kosher symbol. This product is NOT KOSHER. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5910

London Beth Din Update to The Really Jewish Food Guide 2017

May 7, 2017: From the London Beth Din:

First Update to The Really Jewish Food Guide 2017 now available to download at LBD Update

From the update: DELISTED PRODUCTS No longer approved and should not be used:
Holex Chocolates
Lindt Excellence Dark Chilli
KP Crisps
Swizzels Matlow Crystal Fruits
Swizzels Matlow Crystal Liquorice
Swizzels Matlow Crystal Mints
Swizzels Matlow Drops Coffee
Swizzels Matlow Drops Lemon
Swizzels Matlow Drops Rainbow
Zaramamas Gourmet Popping Corn
Zaramamas Pop a Cob

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5909

London Beth Din information on whisky

May 7, 2017: From the London Beth Din:

Please note the following changes to our guidelines for Irish whiskey and new advice regarding whiskey produced in other countries, as printed in The Really Jewish Food Guide 2017. Our guidelines for Scotch whisky remain unchanged.
All Irish Whiskey is now approved. As a direct result of the work of the KLBD with the distillers, Irish legislation has been changed and it is no longer permitted to add flavour enhancers (including those which are wine based) to Irish whiskey. This applies to all whiskey bottled in Ireland since mid 2009.
Other whiskies produced overseas (American, Japanese, Norwegian etc) are not necessarily subject to the above mentioned controls and only those kosher certified or approved can be recommended.

Kosher Alcoholic Beverage Information is on www.kashrut.com/articles/liquor2

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5908
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