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The following kashrus information is from the COR Detroit on December 27, 2013.

OCEAN SPRAY CRAISINS in a new 6 – 1 oz. package mistakenly does not bear an OU, but is nevertheless OU certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4107

The following kashrus information is from the COR Detroit on December 27, 2013.

DUNCAN HINES MILK CHOCOLATE BROWNIES, which in the past contained cream and milk and stated OU-D on 19.3 oz. boxes, has been reformulated to a pareve formula and now bears a plain OU on new 18 oz. packages. Each box should be carefully checked, because some old formula product is still on store shelves.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4106

The following kashrus information is from the COR Detroit on December 27, 2013.

Many PILLSBURY FROSTINGS which used to be OU-D have now changed to plain OU (pareve) status, even some with names such as Milk Chocolate, Cream Cheese and Butter Cream. Each container should be checked, because some OU-D product is still on store shelves.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4105

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

Yo Fresh Frozen Yogurt Store in Monroe NJ: An advertisement was printed in the January 2013 edition of NJ Shopping and Dining Guide stating that Yo Fresh in Monroe NJ is "Kosher 'D' Certified". The Orthodox Union does not certify this store. The frozen yogurts sold at this store are not certified by the Orthodox Union.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4104

The following revised American egg allergy alert is from the FDA dated December 28, 2012.

Kinnikinnick Foods of 10940 120 street, Edmonton, AB is warning consumers with Egg Allergies not to consume Kinnikinnick Frozen Pie Crust because it contains EGG products which may not be indicated on an applied ingredient label. Products without an ingredient label applied to the box are not subject to this recall as they correctly list the product as containing eggs.

The product being recalled is:
Kinnikinnick Pie Crust (frozen)
Weight: 290 g/10 oz Qty/Pkg: 2
UPC: 62013300600 9

Distributed in the United States

BB2013NO30BB2013NO19BB2013DE04
BB2013DE12BB2013NO23BB2013DE05
BB2013DE13BB2013NO27BB2013DE06
BB2013DE14BB2013NO28BB2013DE11
BB2013DE17BB2013NO29 

The product is distributed across United States.

This incorrectly labeled Kinnikinnick Frozen Pie Crust may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to EGGS

Consumers who are allergic to EGGS should return the product to point of sale for a refund.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with this recall.

Consumers can contact Kinnikinnick Foods by calling 780-424-2900 or by emailing info@kinnikinnick.com.

For more information, media please contact:
Jerry Bigam
Kinnikinnick Foods Inc.
Edmonton, AB
Canada
7802212900.


The following additional Canadian egg allergy alert is from the CFIA on January 18, 2012.

Kinnikinnick Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg not to consume certain Kinnikinnick Foods brand Pie Crusts described below. The affected product contains egg which is not declared on the label.
The affected product, Kinnikinnick Foods brand Pie Crusts, is sold frozen in 290 g packages (each containing 2- 8" pie crusts) bearing UPC 6 20133 00600 9 and Best Before Date 2013DE17.
This product has been distributed in Alberta.


The following Canadian egg allergy alert is from the CFIA on December 29, 2012.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Kinnikinnick Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg not to consume certain Kinnikinnick Foods brand Pie Crusts described below. The affected product contains egg which is not declared on the label.
The following product, which is sold frozen, is affected by this alert:

Product Size UPC Best Before Dates
Kinnikinnick Foods Pie Crusts 290 g
(Each package contains 2 - 8" pie crusts)
6 20133 00600 9 2013NO20
2013NO21
2013DE11
2013DE14
This product has been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, but may have been distributed nationally. There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of this product. Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to egg. The manufacturer, Kinnikinnick Foods Inc., Edmonton, AB is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall. For more information, consumers and industry can call Kinnikinnick Foods Inc. at 780-424-2900 or by e-mailing info@kinnikinnick.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4085

The following smoked salmon health alert is from the Stop and Shop, on January 179, 2013.

Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC Lascco Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon - 8 OZ UPC: 7284001708 Codes: All date codes
Recall Information: Product is being recalled because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. To date, Stop & Shop has received no reports of illness associated with consumption of this product. Product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Customers may contact Ocean Beauty Seafoods customer service at 1-800-368-7699 or Stop & Shop Consumer Affairs at 1-800-767-7772 for more information.


The following smoked salmon health alert is from the FDA, on January 9, 2013.

As precautionary measure, Delifish has decided to expand the voluntary recallof salmon products because of Listeria monocytogenes to include cold smoked products related to Julian dates 235 to 345, the previous voluntary recall included cold smoked products related to Julian dates 249- 291. There have been no new detections on products placed on the market in relation to this expansion. The expansion means that all cold smoked products that have been produced in the same period as the product type which initially tested positive in the U.S.A. are now voluntarily recalled. The decision is taken in agreement with the FDA and is carried out as a precautionary measure.
Product was possibly distributed in the CA, NC, VA, OH, MA, IL, FL, GA, TX, DE, NJ, NY, PA, WA and Puerto Rico and reached consumers through retail stores. Under the following brand names Food Service Cold Smoked Salmon Trim 1 lb. Lot #'s = 235 thru 345, 6oz Royal Fjord Smoked Toppers, UPC = 810230000561, Lot #'s = 235 thru 345, and Royal Fjord Sliced Smoked Salmon Loin, 12-14 oz. Lot #'s= 235 thru 345 and 5 lb. cold smoked pieces Lot #’s= 235 thru 345, Royal Fjord 5 oz. rounds UPC= 810230000127, Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, 4 oz. New England Smoked Salmon UPC = 810230000066 Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, 3oz Pacific Supreme UPC # 058138102448 Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, 20oz Sam's UPC# 073030805167 Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, 2 - 3lb Icy Point NO UPC Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, 8oz Lassco Select Gourmet UPC # 072840017081 Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, 3oz Bacon Lascco UPC #072840017036 Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, 5lb Natural Trimming NO UPC Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, 4lb Trimming with preservatives NO UPC Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, 6oz Party Platter NO UPC Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, 16oz Nova (Wheel) UPC # 072840007273 Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, 4oz Nova Lascco UPC #072840017050 Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, 8oz Nathans UPC # 073030803699 Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, 3oz Nathans UPC # 073030803682 Lot #’s = 235 thru 345, and 4oz 3 Star UPC # 072840017517 Lot #’s = 235 thru 345.
The voluntary recall is carried out as a precautionary measure in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is based on Listeria detection in a few of the recalled batches. No other products supplied by Delifish (a business unit of Marine Harvest USA) are involved in this case.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-479-8085 for more information including how to return the product for a full refund.


The following health alert is from the Foodpoisoningjournalcom, and Giant Foods on January 7, 2013.

GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets, following a recall by Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC, announced it removed the following varieties of smoked salmon from sale due to possible contamination by listeria monocytogenes: The following products are included in this recall:

UPC - Product
7303080368 - Nathans - Nova Salmon - 3 OZ
The production codes for this item are 278, 279, 284 and 285.

7303080369 - Nathans - Nova Salmon - 8 OZ
The production codes for this item are 279 through 282.

7284001703 - Lascco - Smoked Salmon - 3 OZ
The production codes for this item are 247 through 254.

Customer may return to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Ocean Beauty hotline at 800-368-7699 for further information.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4099

The following kashrus alert concerning stoves is from the Star-K on January 10, 2012.

KASHRUS ALERT: ELECTRIC FREE-STANDING DOUBLE OVENS/WARMING DRAWERS
Some models of free standing electric ranges with warming drawers or double ovens may only have a single sheet of metal separating the upper oven from the lower oven as opposed to an insulated double metal layer. This can create a kashrus problem when using one oven for meat & the other for dairy. Consumers are urged to research these ovens very carefully before purchasing.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4103

The following kashrus information is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council Twitter feed on January 14, 2012.

Prewashed cabbage slaw does not need a hechsher. It does not need further washing

Bagged salads consisting of iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and carrots do not need a hechsher

Prewashed broccoli slaw does not need a hechsher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4102

The following kashrus alert is from the Rabbinical Council of California on January 14, 2012.

Please be advised that Sadaf brand Bread Crumbs were inadvertently labeled with an RCC . This product is NOT certified by the RCC . A Kashrut recall has been issued for this product by the company

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4101

The following dairy allergy alert is from the FDA, on January 9, 2013.

Island Delights, Inc. today recalled 492 Bags of its Coconut Haystack Candy due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens. This was discovered during an audit from the Ohio Department of Agriculture on January 7, 2013. The Coconut Haystack Candy contains milk that is not declared on the product label. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of an allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The recalled units were distributed to retail stores and through mail orders in the states of AZ, CA, FL, MA, MN, MS, NC, NY, SC, TX, VA, WA & WY between January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. No other products are involved.
The mislabeled product can be identified as follows:

NameSizeLotUPC Code
Maple Coconut Haystacks2 oz.13410400.020 19694 19020 1
Maple Coconut Haystacks4 oz.13410400.040 19694 19040 9
Maple Coconut Haystacks8 oz.13410400.080 19694 19080 5
Maple Coconut Haystack2 lb.13410402.00no bar code
Chocolate/Almond Coconut Haystacks2 oz.13413100.020 19694 71020 1
Chocolate/Almond Coconut Haystacks4 oz.13413100.040 19694 71040 9
Chocolate/Almond Coconut Haystacks8 oz.13413100.080 19694 71080 5
Chocolate/Almond Coconut Haystacks2 lb.13413102.00no bar code
Coffee Coconut Haystacks2 oz.13411300.020 19694 60020 5
Coffee Coconut Haystacks4 oz.13411300.040 19694 60040 3
Coffee Coconut Haystacks8 oz.13411300.080 19694 60080 9
Almond Coconut Haystacks8 oz.13413000.020 19694 70020 2 
Almond Coconut Haystacks4 oz.13413000.040 19694 70040 0
Almond Coconut Haystacks8 oz.13413000.080 19694 70080 6
Almond Coconut Haystacks2 lb.13413002.00no bar code

Customers may return affected product to the retailer where it was purchased for full refund or call Gregory Miller or Ann Crall at 1- 800-866-887-4100, M-F 9:00am-5:00pm EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4100
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