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The following Israeli kashrus alert is from Jerusalem Kosher News and confirmed by the OU on March 4, 2013.

The OU has removed its Kosher certification from Moshiko Grill Bar, Mevaseret Tzion.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4160

The following kashrus alert is from the Dallas K and confirmed by the OU on March 4, 2013.

Smileycookie.com has OU-D certified cookies that are individually wrapped and labeled OU kosher instead of OU-D kosher. This have been corrected with an injected OU-D on the individual packages.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4159

The following kashrus information is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on February 28, 2013.

Simply 7 brand White Cheddar Pomegranate Chip are mislabeled as cRc DE. In fact, the product is actually DAIRY (Cholov Stam). Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4157

The following milk allergy alert is from the FDA posted on February 22, 2013.

Herbalife International of America announced the voluntary recall of certain lots of its niche Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix packets because the label identifies the product as dairy-free, when it may in fact contain trace amounts of milk proteins.
The product was distributed in the U.S. from January 16, 2013, through February 16, 2013, exclusively to individual independent distributors as cartons of 12 packets or as single-serving packets in the company’s introductory business pack (lot numbers 133405G10, 133408G10, & 133409G10). The lot code is printed on the pressed seal to the right side of the front panel of the Instant Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix packet and at the bottom of the carton. Independent distributors are being contacted by telephone and US mail to alert them to this situation.
Independent distributors and their customers that have purchased this product are urged to return the product for exchange or refund. Consumers with questions about this issue may contact Herbalife’s customer service department from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time, Monday - Friday, at 1-866-866-4744.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4156

The following health alert is from the FDA posted on February 26, 2013.

"Hoop Nuts LLC of Van Nuys, CA issued a voluntary recall of 600 pounds of raw and 600 pounds of dry roasted pistachios Sunday.
The recalled nuts were sold under the brand names ARO Pistachio and Orandi Farms as Pistachio Halves ‘n Pieces in 30 pound white corrugated boxes.
The dry roasted pistachios are marked with lot #121203 and the raw pistachios are identifiable by lot #1-121213.
The recalled products were distributed in California."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4155

The following health alert is from the FDA posted on February 26, 2013.

Altiza Inc. in Chula Vista, CA has recalled the following Malichita brand cucumbers due to possible Salmonella contamination:

  • Malichita Cucumbers, 44 lbs/box,(green, yellow, red and white background color on each carton) Lot #MA012304

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4154

The following kashrut alert is from the Kof-K on February 21, 2013.

Green Fresh Whole Leaf Spinach, distributed by Honor Foods, bears an unauthorized Kof-K symbol. This product is not Kof-K certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4153

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on February 25, 2013.

Some Trader Joe’s Oriental Rice Crackers, Trader Joe's, Monrovia, CA are labeled with an OU Symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures have been implemented.
Ed note: This product is also not certified by the BCK as listed on the label.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4150

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on February 25, 2013.

Some packages of Dole Mandarins in Orange Gel, Dole Canada LTD. Markham, ON were mistakenly labeled with a ’stylized K Pareve’ symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4152

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on February 25, 2013.

Galaxy Nutritional Foods Vegan Cream Cheese Alternative is labeled with a plain OU. This product was made using pareve ingredients on dairy equipment. Corrective measures have been implemented

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4151
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