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The following kashrus alert is from the OU on January 7, 2013.

A limited quantity of Feridies Honey Cheddar 6 o' Clock Crunch snack mix, Peanut Patch dba Feridies, were packed in containers with an unauthorized OU symbol. This Honey Cheddar product is not certified by the Orthodox Union and corrective measures were implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4097

The following soy allergy alert is from the FDA on January 8, 2013.

Woodstock® today issued a voluntary recall of Woodstock Tamari Almonds, because of an incorrect back label on packages of a single Lot. This mislabeling incident resulted in an undeclared allergen (Soy). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The front of the retail package is correctly labeled Woodstock All Natural Tamari Almonds, 7.5 OZ. However, the back of the retail package has incorrect back label information – including Nutrition Facts, Ingredients, UPC# 0-42563—00838-3. One code date is affected: Best By: 10/24/13, Lot 12298, which appears on the shipping case sticker and on the back of the retail pouch (ONLY this Best By date is being recalled).
The product was distributed to retailers in the following states (Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and District of Columbia).
The recall was initiated when it was discovered that packages were mislabeled by the packer. Although soy ingredient is contained in the product, the incorrect back label does not list soy in the ingredients statement. No other lot numbers of Woodstock Tamari Almonds are affected. In addition, the package bears the allergen advisory statement "Manufactured on shared equipment in a plant that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat (gluten), and milk products."
Consumers can return the product to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 888-534-0246 x25154, Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm Eastern Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4096

The following Israeli produce alert is posted on January 9, 2013.

PRODUCE FROM ISRAEL is beginning to appear in local stores and requires taking of Terumos and Maaseros. Israeli grapefruit, peppers and persimmons have been seen.
Ed. note: Information on taking trumos and maasros can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#TITHING.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4094

The following kashrus alert is from VHG on January 7, 2013.

Please be advised that Shalom Glatt Supermarket located at 100-17 Queens Blvd Forest Hills, NY is erroneously advertising that they are under the supervision of the “Vaad Of Queens.” Corrective measures are being pursued. For more information please contact the Vaad of Queens office at 718-520-9060.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4092

The following kashrus alert is from VHG on January 7, 2013.

Please be advised Kosher Emporium In Merrick, NY  is no longer under the supervision of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens.
Please note: not to be confused with Kosher Emporium Of Plainview, NY.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4093

The following wheat, soy and pecan allergy alert is from the FDA on January 3, 2013.

Southwest Ice Cream Specialties is voluntarily recalling ShurFine Brand "Creamery Select (Premium Ice Cream) Dulce de Leche" Ice Cream (1.75 quarts, 1.66L) because it may contain praline pecan ice cream, which contains wheat, soy and pecans. The product is packed with a ShurFine Praline Pecan lid, but bears the Dulce de Leche product labeling on the carton. While no ShurFine product has been linked to any illness related to allergens at this time, Southwest Ice Cream Specialties is taking this precautionary measure because the ice cream inside the carton contains pecans, soy and wheat that are not declared on the packaging.
This product is produced by the Southwest Ice Cream Specialties processing facility in McKinney, Texas, and is sold at various retail outlets under the ShurFine brand name.

SizeNameFlavorUPC #DatePlant Code
1.75 quarts (1.66L) "scround" containerShurFine "Creamery Select" Premium Ice CreamDulce de Leche carton with incorrect product and "ShurFine Praline Pecan" lid015400224840Best By NOV 8, 201448-3202-F

 

The affected product has a "Best By" date of November 8, 2014, and was sold by retailers in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. The carton carries the above referenced Universal Product Code (UPC) and plant code 48-3202-F.

Consumers who purchased the product may discard it and return the product package to the place of purchase for a full refund or exchange. Consumers with questions can contact the Southwest Ice Cream Specialties at 1-800-587-2259 between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Central Time, Monday through Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4091

The following kashrus alert from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on January 4, 2013.

Please be aware that, effective January 1, 2013 Bulldog Bakery at 3207 North Elston Avenue, Chicago, Illinois is no longer under cRc certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4089

The following kashrus alert from Koshertopia, confirmed by the OK and Badatz Beis Yosef and posted on January 3, 2013.

ChoPita, New York, NY is not under the Supervision for the OK (even though it is displayed on their awning). It is under the supervision of Badatz Beis Yosef.
Ed. note: This is a corection to information that Koshertopia had posted previouly.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4088

The following kashrus alert is from Mehadrin Kashrus of Texas on January 2, 2013.

Please be informed that effective immediately MKT no longer certifies Andalucia Nuts.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4086

The following food allergy alert is from the FDA on December 21, 2012.

Haig's Delicacies of Hayward, CA is recalling all Tzatziki, Falafel, Spanakopita and Tyropita because the product labels do not include Allergy Statements reflecting the use of the following food allergens:

  • Tzatziki is being recalled because of the undeclared use of a food allergen (milk).
  • Falafel is being recalled because of the undeclared use of a food allergen (wheat).
  • Spanakopita and Tyropita are being recalled because of the undeclared use of food allergens (wheat, milk and eggs).
  • Tzatziki is a Greek Yogurt, cucumber and dill dip/spread which is packaged in 8oz retail round deli containers and 5lb bulk foodservice cases. Falafels are fried garbanzo bean balls which are packaged in 5oz retail rectangular deli containers and 5lb bulk foodservice cases. Spanakopita is a triangular phyllo dough pastry with a spinach and cheese filling which is packaged only in bulk foodservice cases. Tyropita is a triangular phyllo dough pastry with a cheese filling which is packaged only in bulk foodservice cases. Haig's Delicacies wants to ensure its products are safe. Consequently, in addition to its ongoing cooperation with the California Department of Public Health, Haig's Delicacies is voluntarily recalling all of these items from all of its customers. Haig's Delicacies has immediately segregated its entire inventory and is notifying consumers and customers not to consume this product if they have these allergy sensitivities. The company has already addressed this issue by updating all labels to include the Allergen Statements. Consumers in possession of these products should not eat the product if they have these allergy sensitivities and should return the product to the place of purchase. Haig's Delicacies will be sending recall notices to all of its direct customers. Please call Mark Takvorian at 510-782-6285 for further information.

    Ed. note: Listing on Kashrut.com is not an indication of the kashrus status of a product.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4083
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