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The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on December 16, 2012.

Please note that THE BAKER STORE (Previously Mooz Brothers Gallo Manor) is NO LONGER certified as Chalav Yisrael and is now certified as MILCHIK.
Specific bulk delivery orders for Chalav Yisrael (produced on dedicated equipment) are available and must bear the Beth Din logo with the words Chalav Yisrael.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4072

The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on December 14, 2012.

Please be advised that GUMMY WORMS packed by CROWN NATURALS, North Bergen, NJ sold by WEST END DELI, New York, NY was mistakenly packed with the OK Kosher symbol.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4071

The following health alert is from the FDA on December 14, 2012.

Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling 371 cases of ready-to-eat cold smoked salmon products because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products, “Nathan’s Brand 3oz Cold Smoked Atlantic Salmon” (Product of Chile) and “LASCCO Cold Smoked Nova Atlantic Salmon 4 oz” (Product of Chile) were distributed to various retailers and distribution centers in WA, OR, CA, AZ, TX, CO, MA, NH, CT, RI, NJ, and NY from 11/20/2012 through 12/12/2012. Potentially affected product is limited to packages bearing the following codes:

Lascco4 oz Nova Salmon0 72840 01751 728596 cases
Nathan's3oz Nova Salmon0 73030 80368 2285275 cases

Ocean Beauty Seafoods has notified the retailers and distributors who may have received the affected product listed above, and is taking this action as a precautionary measure in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. No other Ocean Beauty products are included in this action. There have been no complaints or illnesses reported in association with this recall.

The potential for contamination was noted after internal testing by the company revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in samples of the specific code dates identified above.  Nathan’s and Lascco brand products that do not have the specific package code identified above are not affected.

Consumers can identify if they have purchased an impacted product by looking at the package code date located in the back, top left corner of the package. Consumers who have affected product with the package codes identified above should not eat the product. Consumers should discard any open packages of affected product and should return unopened packages to the place of purchase for a refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4070

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on December 12, 2012.

Elite Gouda Cheese and Clover Gouda Cheese erroneously bear the Beth Din logo. These products are NOT kosher certified. The company apologises for the error and have taken steps to remove the logo from the packaging.
The following Clover and Elite products are kosher certified ONLY when bearing the Beth Din logo:

  • Cheddar
  • Mature Cheddar
  • Tussers
  • Feta in Tubs

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4069

The following health alert is from the FDA on December 13, 2012.

Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. of Salinas is initiating a precautionary recall of 110 cases of Taylor Farms Hearts of Romaine 10 oz. bags with an expiration date of 12-13-12. Details of the recalled product are as follows:

 Brand Item Description UPC Number Package Code Best By State
Taylor Farms Hearts of Romaine,10 oz. bag 0 30223 04032 3 TFRS332A09 12-13-12 CA, FL




The “Best By” Code Date for the recalled products can be located on the top/middle right portion of the front label.

Customers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume the product and should dispose of it. Consumers may contact Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. for further information at 866-508-7048 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm PST. Consumers with concerns about an illness from consumption of this product should contact a health care provider.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4068

The following kashrus alert is from Badatz Igud Rabbonim on December 13, 2012.

Airline meals supplied by WAM are supplying meals with the Hechsher of Badatz Igud Rabbonim which is unauthorized.
These meals must be considered as having no Hechsher at all. Labels are being corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4067

The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on December 12, 2012.

Please be advised that the Variety pack of ROUNDY’S CHEWY GRANOLA BARS has been incorrectly labeled ~ D (dairy). Each pack contains 4 flavors: Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal raisin and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip are kosher, dairy and OK certified. S’mores is not certified and not kosher. Labels are being corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4066

The following Canadian revised health alert is from the CFIA on December 12, 2012.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, Golden Boy brand Inshell Mixed Nuts are sold in 1.36 kg (3 lb) mesh bags bearing UPC 0 4684 10948 0.
This product was distributed through Loblaws banners as follows:
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Sakatchewan: Extra Foods, No Frills, RCWC, Shop Easy / SuperValu, Superstore, Westfair, YIG New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island: Cash & Carry/RCWC, Dominion, Freshmart / Red & White, No Frills, , Save Easy, Superstore Ontario: Cash & Carry/RCWC, Freshmart, Loblaws, No Frills, Superstore, Valu-mart, YIG, Zehrs Quebec: Loblaws, Maxi & Cie, Maxi, Provigo

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4065

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR & MK on December 11, 2012.

Please be advised that Planters Milk Chocolate Covered Almonds was inadvertently labeled without a "dairy" designation on the COR logo but it does indicate milk in the product name. This product is dairy. Corrective action is being taken to ensure correct labeling.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4064

The following egg allergy alert is from the FDA on December 7, 2012.

Sugar Flowers Plus Inc of Glendale, CA is recalling Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) Flowers because of the undeclared use of egg white wash as a “glue” for the inner petals of flowers. Cake Decors Pastillage (gum paste) flowers have been distributed to Hobby Lobby Stores and by direct online sale through company website, www.cakedecors.com. Some or all Hobby Lobby Locations may carry our Pastillage (gumpaste) line in the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IA, KS, KY, MD, MI, MS, MO, MT, NY, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OH, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, WY between the dates of March 2004 – November 2012. A recall is being issued after a recent mild allergic reaction was reported to the Food and Drug Administration in regards to Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) Line that has been on the market since 2002. Consumer complained of itchy (tickling) in throat after consuming a small portion of outer petal of Pastillage (gumpaste) Rose - Pink. Stomach cramps were also reported after benadryl was taken for initial symptoms. Consumer was not taken in for medical care as the symptoms alleviated after a short period of time. No medical records were reported or confirmed that that symptoms were due to consumption of product; however egg white wash is used within the product as an adhesive to the inner two petals of the flower but not an ingredient within the Pastillage (gumpaste) dough itself to form the rose. Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) are packaged in a white and blue box with a center cut out to show the product. Product is contained within a clear plastic clam shell. Each box contains 4 flowers, 2 inches in size, one style and color per box. Information on the reported item is as follows:

Rose - Yellow

8 38437 00001 6

Rose - Red

8 38437 00002 3

Rose - Pink

8 38437 00003 0

Rose - Blue

8 38437 00004 7

Cymbidium - W/M

8 38437 00010 8

Cattleya - W/P

8 38437 00011 5

Gladiolus - A/W

8 38437 00012 2

Gladiolus - P/BUR

8 38437 00013 9

Concerned consumers of Cake Decors Pastillage (gumpaste) Flowers are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers who have purchased items online or have any questions and/or concerns may contact us on our toll free number:

1-800-972-2935 Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm PST or email at sugarflowersplus@gmail.com

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4063
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