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The following kashrus and Passover alert is from the Kosherquest.org on March 27, 2013 and confirmed by the OU.

Aicha Product: White Truffles Champignons Terfess Company: Les Conserves de Meknes Issue: Mislabeling Consumers of this OU-P product should verify that the letters "DA" and "RDSL" are part of the ink-jet code that appears on the top of the can. If the letters "DA" and "RDSL" are not included in the code, the product is not certified by the Orthodox Union.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4178

The following milk allergy alert is from the FDA on March 28, 2013.

Lifestyle Evolution Inc announces the voluntary recall of NuGO FREE, NuGO Dark and NuGO Slim Non Dairy bars Made BEFORE October 2012 because of the potential for undeclared milk. The products were distributed nationwide.

ONLY PRODUCT WITH BEST BY DATE OF 2013 IS SUBJECT TO RECALL. (i.e. 25 Dec 13)
PRODUCTS WITH 2014 BEST BY DATES ARE NOT SUBJECT TO RECALL. (i.e. 23 Feb 14)

Product NameUPC (box of 12)UPC (indiv Bar)has BEST BY DATE of
NuGO FREE Dark Chocolate Trail Mix691535 45302691535 453012013
NuGO FREE Dark Chocolate Crunch691535 45102691535 451012013
NuGO FREE Carrot Cake691535 45502691535 455012013
NuGO Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip691535 52102691535 521012013
NuGO Dark Mocha691535 52302691535 523012013
NuGO Dark Mint Chocolate Chip691535 52502691535 525012013
NuGO Dark Peanut Butter Cup691535 52702691535 527012013
NuGO Dark Pretzel691535 52902691535 509012013
NuGO Slim Crunchy Peanut butter691535 20702691535 207012013
NuGO Slim Espresso691535 20902691535 209012013

The recall was initiated out of an abundance of caution after testing revealed the possible presence of trace levels of milk protein in products that did not declare milk on the label. Corrective actions have been taken to address the problem.
 

There has been one report of an allergic reaction. Distributors and customers that have purchased these products directly will be notified by Lifestyle Evolution, Inc. regarding product return procedures. Consumers with questions should contact customer service 1-866-266-7623 between 8 am to 6 pm, EST Monday thru Friday.
 


The following Canadian milk allergy alert is from the CFIA on February 20, 2013.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the NuGO Free brand Trail Mix bar, is sold in 45 g packages, bearing UPC 6 91535 45301 2 and lot code "BEST BY / MEILLEUR AVANT 20 NO 13 B12233A". The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.

This product has been distributed in Ontario and Quebec, and may have been distributed nationally.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4144

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on April 3, 2013 and April 24, 2014.

Although cRc certified during the majority of the year, certain packages of products manufactured by the following companies may have the cRc logo removed or covered during a period after Passover. Please be careful to check those products as the cRc does not certify those specific items unless the cRc is on each package.

  • Bulldog Bakery
  • Today's Temptations
  • Eli's Cheesecake
  • Biondillo's

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4177

The following health alert is the CFIA on March 30, 2013.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Central-Epicure brand Gefilte Fish, Ready to Serve, Sweet and Savoury, described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.
The manufacturer, Central-Epicure Food Products Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Central-Epicure Gefilte Fish, Ready to serve, Sweet 600 g Best Before - Up to and including 13AL09 (April 09, 2013) 0 61279 00440 3
Central-Epicure Gefilte Fish, Ready to serve, Savoury 600 g<Best Before - Up to and including 13AL09 (April 09, 2013) 0 61279 00442 7

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Central- Epicure Food Products Ltd. at foodsafety@centralepicure.com.

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with the toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, dry throat, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4175

The following health alert is the CFIA on March 23, 2013.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use the nut butters, peanuts, sugar or tahini described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella or other harmful bacteria.
These products have been distributed in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces as well.
Consumers who cannot determine the original product identity are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have one of the affected products.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product
Tout Naturel Creamy peanut butter All sizes All codes
Tout Naturel Crunchy peanut butter All sizes All codes
Tout Naturel Organic creamy peanut butter All sizes All codes
Tout Naturel Organic crunchy peanut butter All sizes All codes
Tout Naturel Organic tahini All sizes All codes
Yum Nature Almond butter All sizes All codes
Yum Nature Cashew butter All sizes All codes
Yum Nature Smooth peanut butter All sizes All codes
Yum Nature Crunchy peanut butter All sizes All codes
Yum Nature Organic cashew butter All sizes All codes
Yum Nature Organic smooth peanut butter All sizes All codes
Yum Nature Organic crunchy peanut butter All sizes All codes
Yum Nature Organic sugar All sizes All codes
Yum Nature Organic tahini All sizes All codes
Yum Nature Tahini All sizes All codes
Yum Nature Whole sesame butter All sizes All codes
Soeurs en Vrac Almond butter All sizes All codes
Soeurs en Vrac Creamy peanut butter All sizes All codes
Soeurs en Vrac Crunchy peanut butter All codes
Soeurs en Vrac Tahini All sizes All codes
None - Sold From Bulk Roasted almonds All sizes All codes
None - Sold From Bulk Roasted split peanuts All sizes All codes
None - Sold From Bulk Roasted peanuts All sizes All codes

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4174

The following kashrus alert is from Kosher Miami on March 21, 2013.

Please be advised that due to a change in ownership, and a decision by the new owners to not remain kosher certified, Extravaganza Pastry, located at 516 South Dixie Highway in Hallandale is no longer certified kosher by Kosher Miami, The Vaad Hakashrus of Miami-Dade.
Please do not confuse this with Extravaganza Pastry and Cafe, located at 20808 Biscayne Blvd in Aventura. That retail location has not changed ownership, and it remains certified by KDM, Kosher Dairy Miami.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4172

The following health alert is from the FDA on March 4, 2013 on March 21, 2013.

La Preferida, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 4,734 cases (56,808 cans) of La Preferida Whole Pinto Beans 29 oz. (Water & Salt). Can Code: PINTO LP,  BEST BY 01/03/2015, “Time” 3003. The manufacturer’s preliminary inspection indicates 420 cans may not have been fully processed, which could result in product contamination by spoilage organisms or by pathogens, which could lead to illness if consumed. To date, there have been no reported injuries or adverse events associated with the consumption of this product.

These products were distributed for retail sale nationwide from January 7, 2013 thru February 6, 2013. The recalled product can be identified as follows:

La Preferida Whole Pinto Beans 29 oz. (Water & Salt)

La Preferida Canned Pinto Beans lid diagram 

Product with this code, should be returned to your local grocery store to receive a full refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4171

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on March 18, 2013.

King of the Sea Canned Tuna and Sardines, Mr. Tuna d.b.a. King of the Sea, Brooklyn NY:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Great King Tuna and Sardine products. The Orthodox Union does certify Great King Salmon.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4170

The following kashrus alert is from Blue Riboon Kosher on March 18, 2013.

UNAUTHORIZED BLUE RIBBON KOSHER Breads under the name PANNE' PROVINCIO French Baguette are being sold at Costco stores along the East Coast and in sections of the Midwest. These breads are in bags that were printed in error with the Blue Ribbon Kosher symbol on them. They are to be considered not kosher. Corrective action is being taken. Any questions you may have regarding how they have already been used should be directed to your local orthodox rabbi.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4169

The following health alert is the COR on March 16, 2013.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the walnuts described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The affected walnuts were sold in bulk from Produce Depot, 2446 Bank St., Ottawa ON between February 26 and March 15, 2013, inclusive.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4168
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