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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

The following health alert is from the FDA on November 16, 2012.

Tri-Union Seafoods LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea Brand 7-ounce cans of solid white albacore tuna in water. Due to a labeling error, the product label does not state the product "contains soy," a recognized allergen, in the ingredients listing.
Tri-Union Seafoods' trace-back measures determined distribution of the product at retail was limited to Costco stores in California, Arizona, Washington, Utah, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Nevada.
The specific product being recalled is Chicken of the Sea Brand 7-ounce solid white albacore tuna in water sold as a multi-pack, and it was distributed in October and November, 2012. Consumers who purchased the product with UPC 0 48000 00097 2 and Best By dates between 10/01/16 through 11/09/16 are asked to return it to the Costco location where they purchased it for a full refund. The UPC code (also known as bar code) is found on the label of the product, and the Best By Date is printed on the bottom of the can. No other codes of this product or other Chicken of the Sea products are affected by this voluntary recall.
Consumers looking for additional information can call our 24 hour Recall Information line at 1-877-843-6376.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4043

The following health alert is from the FDA on November 9, 2012.

Spence & Co Ltd, Brockton MA, a smoked salmon company is voluntarily recalling New York-Style Nova Lox, 4oz, Code/Lot: 9720704 due to an abundance of caution because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes.
The recall affects a total of 1,563 packs of Spence & co Ltd New York Style Nova Lox Lot 9720704.
The recalled product is identified and distributed as follows:
Through Distributors in IL, MO, NJ, MA and in the Detroit area between 9.26.12 and 10.5.12
It has also been distributed to the following retail stores

  • Earthfare: AL, NC, GA, SC, TN, FL & OH between 9.28.12 and 10.5.12.
  • Shaws Supermarkets: New England on 9.28.12. (expiration date 10.21.12)
  • Roche Bros: MA on 9.26.12 (expiration date 10.19.12).
  • Fresh Markets: In FL,GA,KY,IL,AL,AZ,OH,TN,SC,VA,IN,MI,OK & KS.
2 possible product related illnesses have been reported, the bacterium was discovered during routine sampling.
Consumers who have purchased either product should get in touch with the place of purchase for a full refund or contact our Consumer number: 508 427 5577, between 9am and 4pm EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4042

The following milk and egg allergy alert is from the FDA on November 9, 2012.

Frito-Lay announced the nationwide voluntary recall of GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Sandwich Crème cookies and GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Mini Sandwich Crème cookies because they contain undeclared milk and egg.
The products are sold in retail stores nationwide. The affected packages are 3.025 oz. packages of GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Sandwich Crème cookies that have a sell-by date of March 12, 2013 or earlier and UPC code of 28400-00153; and 1.71 oz. GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Mini Sandwich Crème cookies that have a sell-by date of May 21, 2013 or earlier and UPC code of 28400-00901. The sell-by date is located on the front of the package.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Sandwich Crème cookies and GRANDMA'S Peanut Butter Mini Sandwich Crème cookies did not list the presence of possible allergens that are included in an artificial butter flavor ingredient.
Consumers with any product noted above can return the product to retailer for a full refund, or contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 1- 877-650-3479.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4041

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on November 8, 2012.

"Effective immediately, Star-K has terminated its certification of Sam’s Baking Co., 3711 SW 47th Avenue, Davie, FL 33314."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4040

The following health alert is from the FDA on November 8, 2012.

Fresh Express Incorporated is conducting a voluntary, precautionary recall of a limited quantity of Fresh Express Spinach with a Use-by Date of November 7 and Product Code of S299B25 due to a possible health risk from Salmonella.
Fresh Express customer service representatives are already contacting relevant retailers to confirm the recalled product has been removed from store shelves and inventories and that none is available for consumer purchase. Customers with questions are instructed to contact their usual Fresh Express customer service representative. The recalled salads were distributed primarily in the Western region of the U.S.
Consumers who may have purchased the recalled salad are asked not to eat it, but to throw it out instead. Fresh Express is offering a full refund. Consumers with questions or who would like to secure a refund may call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Fresh Express Precautionary Salad Recall-11/7/12 (No other Fresh Express Salads are included in this recall)

  • Product Being Recalled: Fresh Express Spinach in 9 oz. package
  • Product Code: S299B25 (located in upper right corner on front of package)
  • Use-by Date: November 7 (also located in upper right hand corner of package)
  • Distribution: Primarily in the Western region of the U.S.

Fresh Express Precautionary Salad Recall-11/7/12
(No other Fresh Express Salads are included in this recall)

 

BrandProduct NameSizeUPCProduction CodeBest If Used By DatePOSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION STATES
Fresh ExpressSpinach9 OZ.0 71279-13204 4S299B25NOV7AZ, CA, CO, HI, I D, KS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM,OK,OR,SD, TX, UT, WA,WY

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4039

The following health alert is from the FDA on November 8, 2012.

Nestlé USA announced the voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. The voluntary recall is limited to only NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, which was distributed nationally. No other varieties of NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink are affected by this recall.
Nestlé is removing the canisters from distribution because the company was notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate due to possible presence of Salmonella. Calcium carbonate is used in NESQUIK as an ingredient. There have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the affected product.
To ensure the safety of consumers, Nestlé is recalling selected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder. The recall is limited to the following sizes, UPC and production codes of NESQUIK Chocolate Powder:

Size UPC CodeProduction Codes
40.7 oz. Chocolate (72 servings)0 28000 68230 92282574810
2282574820
21.8 oz. Chocolate (38 servings)0 28000 68090 92278574810
2278574820
2279574810
2279574820
2284574820
2284574830
2285574810
2285574820
2287574820
2289574810
2289574820
10.9 oz. Chocolate (19 servings)0 28000 67990 32278574810

The affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder was produced during early October, 2012. To locate the production code, consumers should look on the bottom of the canister, adjacent to the consumer expiration date. All affected products have an expiration date of BEST BEFORE Oct 2014.
Consumers who may have purchased the affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder should not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestlé Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4038

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 6, 2012.

Aunt Nellie's Whole Holland Style Onions, Aunt Nellie's: Due to supply chain issues, the OU symbol has temporarily been removed. As always, consumers are urged to verify the kosher symbol on each and every product.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4037

The following Canadian yoshon alert is from the COR posted on November 6, 2012. ,

Holyland Pita White and Whole Wheat Pita, Holyland Pita Bakery has decided to discontinue with the Yoshon program. Therefore, any pita that is manufactured after October 17, 2012 is not Yoshon.
The product remains kosher, pareve and Pas Yisroel.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4036
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