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The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA on NOvember 30. 2012.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Compass Food Sales are warning the public not to consume Compass brand in-shell California Walnuts described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The following walnuts, product of USA, are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Best Before
Compass California Walnuts (in-shell) 300 g 0 68297 20121 0 07MA2014

This product has been distributed nationally.
For more information, consumers and industry can call Compass Food Sales at 905-713-0167.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4053

The following kashrus alert is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on November 28, 2012.

Some bags of assorted candies have kosher and nonkosher candies. Sometimes the OU is on the bag of the package next to a kosher variety but that only covers that specific candy. Other candies in the assortment may not be kosher. Jolly Rancher is the name of several different types of candy. Some varieties are kosher and made in a kosher facility with a kosher mark but most varieties are nonkosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4052

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on November 28, 2012.

Kraft Foods have discontinued local production of biscuits and will begin importing some varieties, including Oreos, from Saudi Arabia. These are not kosher certified.
Affected products are: Oreos (all varieties), Luvbites (all varieties), Chips Ahoy (all varieties), Crackermates (all varieties), Riviera (all varieties).
Existing kosher stock is expected to be on shelves until mid-2013. Please check country of origin carefully. Only those manufactured in South Africa are kosher certified.

Editor's Note: This is a South African alert and does not affect Kraft products including Oreo's that are produced elsewhere such as in the United States under supervision.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4051

The following Mexican kashrus alert from KMD Mexico on November 27, 2012. (translated by Mildred Seigel.)

La Bagett ubicada en Nezahualcóyotl #158 Col. Centro NO cuenta con nuestra supervisión. Dicho establecimiento está repartiendo anuncios con el logo KMD para lo cual no cuenta con nuestra autorización.
Translation: the bakery called "La Bagett" is not under KMD supervision although they are advertising themselves as having the KMD hechser.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4050

The following health alert is from the FDA on November 21, 2012.

Capital City Fruit, Inc. of Norwalk, Iowa is voluntarily recalling cherry tomatoes shipped by Rio Queen Citrus Inc. on November 10, 2012. Capital City Fruit, Inc. received notification from Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. following the discovery of a potentially pathogenic organism Salmonella by the Food and Drug Administration in random testing of an incoming load of cherry tomatoes.
Cherry tomatoes associated with the Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. recall received on November 12, 2012 and used in the packaging of certain lots of Capital Brand Clamshell Cherry tomatoes have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These cherry tomatoes were shipped to retail stores from November 14, 2012 through November 18, 2012.
Capital City Fruit, Inc. is issuing this voluntary recall linked to the Rio Queen Citrus, Inc.'s recall to minimize any risk to public health. The recalled product was sold in retail stores in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The product being recalled is a Capital Brand 1-pint clamshell container. The label of the clamshell container is located on the top of the container and has a 4-digit date code on the lower right side of the label (see example below). Clamshell cherry tomatoes with the 4-digit date code listed below should be discarded.

BrandProductPack SizeCase Lot #Clamshell
Date Code
Capital Brand1 Pint
Clamshell
Cherry
Tomatoes
1 PintP96290001
P96330002
P96477001
P96368001
P96500001
P96313001
P96330007
P96290006
P96500006
4604
4605
4606
4605
4701
4604
4605
4604
4701

Consumers may contact Capital City Fruit, Inc. at (800) 535-6826, Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) except holidays.

www.capitalcityfruit.com


The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA on November 21, 2012.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the cherry tomatoes and store-made party trays containing cherry tomatoes described below because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The following products are affected by this alert:

Brand Product Size UPC Dates sold
Krown Cherry tomatoes 551 ml 0 33383 65520 8 November 13 to 21, 2012, inclusive
None - Sold at Safeway stores Various store-made party trays containing cherry tomatoes Various Various November 14 to 21, 2012, inclusive

These products have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, North West Territories and Yukon and may have been distributed nationally.


The following health alert is from the FDA on November 21, 2012.

Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. of Mission, TX is recalling 840 cartons of 12/1 Dry Pints of Mexican cherry tomatoes in "Karol" brand boxes, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The "Karol" cherry tomatoes were distributed through retail stores in the states of Texas & South Carolina.
The product was originally distributed in a bulk container of 12/1 Dry Pints in boxes labeled “Karol” with the Lot No. “01W45” stamped in the upper, right-hand corner on the face of the box. The box states “Distributed by Interstate Fruit & Vegetable”, which is an affiliated business of Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. These packages were distributed at the retail level between November 10th & November 19th, 2012. At the retail level, the tomatoes may have been packaged in an alternative container depending on the area and retailer.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a sample taken from the product, identified by Lot No. “01W45.”
Consumers who have purchased Mexican cherry tomatoes in the listed states are asked to contact their retail store or place of purchase to determine if they were among the facilities to receive this product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 956-205-7400, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Central Standard Time).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4048

The following pecan allergy alert is from the FDA on November 20, 2012.

Sara Lee® is voluntarily initiating a product recall of Sara Lee Butter Streusel Coffee Cake with the UPC # 3210002342 and a BEST BY DATE of Oct. 16, 2013 as a precautionary measure because the product may contain pecans, an undeclared allergen, that are not listed on the label. This national recall affects 3,381 pounds of product with the BEST BY DATE of Oct. 16, 2013 on the side panel.
No other Sara Lee branded products, including Sara Lee branded fresh bakery products, are affected by this voluntary recall. The company has received no reports of illnesses associated with this product.
Consumers may return affected product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers who may have questions or concerns should call the special toll-free consumer line at 1.888.747.7611. The consumer line is open on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Central, closed on Thanksgiving, open on Friday, Nov. 23 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central, and beginning on Nov. 26, open Mondays through Fridays, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4049

The following sulfite allergy alert is from the FDA on November 19, 2012.

Whole Alternatives, LLC ("Whole Alternatives") of Louisville, KY is initiating a voluntary recall of Harris Teeter brand six ounce packages of dried apricots UPC code 7203670494 and Harris Teeter brand eight ounce packages of dried golden raisins UPC code 7203670490 because the products contain undeclared sulphur dioxide.
The recalled dried apricots and dried golden raisins were distributed in Harris Teeter stores. The apricots are packaged in 6 ounce, clear plastic bags and raisins in 8 ounce, clear plastic bags and all lot numbers and code dates are affected.
Consumers who have purchased this product and who may be sensitive to sulphur dioxide should not consume the product and are urged to return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact Whole Alternatives at 502-561- 5530, Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4047

The following health alert is from the FDA on November 19, 2012.

Michael Gourmet Delicacies recalls Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Batch# 1443 sold in all Whole Foods in the State of Florida during the months of June 12, 2012 through November 16, 2012 because of possible health risk

4oz Michaels Gourmet Delicacies' Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Vacuum Packed Batch# 1443 UPC Code 93573 81729

8oz Michaels Gourmet Delicacies' Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Vacuum Packed Batch# 1443 UPC Code 93573 81728

16oz Michaels Gourmet Delicacies' Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Vacuum Packed Batch# 1443 UPC Code 13964 11568

4oz Trimmings in Plastic Container Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Batch# 1443 UPC Code 93573 81729

Consumers should discard or return any of the products purchased from any Whole Foods Florida Region Stores labeled Michaels Gourmet Delicacies' Wild Alaskan Sockeye with batch# 1443.
Consumers with questions may contact:
Michael Seafood Inc.
Phone 305-770-3446
Fax 305-770-9255
From 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4046

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the and MK Kosher Certification on November 19, 2012.

The MK wishes to inform the public that assorted mini pastries produced by Bridor bear an unauthorized pareve MK. These products are dairy. Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4045

The following kashrus alert is from the Rabbinical Council of California on November 19, 2012.

Sangak Café and Bakery on Pico (Near Sherburne) has decided effective immediately not to continue its kosher certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4044
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