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The following revised milk, soy and pecan allergy alert is from the FDA on November 2, 2012.

The Raymond-Hadley Corp. of Spencer, NY is recalling Wegmans Gluten Free; Double Chocolate Brownie Mix, All Purpose Baking Mix, Honey Cornbread Mix, and Chocolate Cake Mix because they may be contaminated with the undeclared allergens Milk, Soy, or Pecan.
Wegmans brand GLUTEN FREE DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE MIX 17.2oz., GLUTEN FREE ALL PURPOSE BAKING MIX 16oz., GLUTEN FREE HONEY CORNBREAD MIX 16oz., and GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX 15.3oz. were all distributed in the United States through the Wegmans retail stores. The mixes are packaged under the Wegmans brand in chipboard boxes with the following markings on the packages:

  • Wegmans gluten free double chocolate brownie mix 17.2oz., UPC 077890283363, With Enjoy By Dates: 30 OCT 2013 through 17 MAR 2014.
  • Wegmans Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix 16 oz., UPC 077890303412, with Enjoy By Dates: From 26 Mar 2014 through 24 Apr 2014.
  • Wegmans Gluten Free Honey Cornbread Mix 16oz., UPC 077890303436, with Enjoy By Dates: 25 Mar 2014 through 16 Apr 2014.
  • Wegmans Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix 15.3oz., UPC 077890283332, with Enjoy By Dates: 30 Oct 2013 through 12 Apr 2014.
The voluntary recall was initiated after it was discovered that milk, soy, and pecan was found in the mixes in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the allergens. Subsequent investigation confirms the allergens as a possible cross-contaminate in a mix ingredient.
Consumers who have purchased the product listed above are urged to return it to Wegmans for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the manufacturer at 1-800-252-2220, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm EDT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4032

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the and MK Kosher Certification on November 2, 2012.

The MK wishes to inform the public that Schwartz Deli has erroneously advertised that it bears kosher certification. The MK does not certify this establishment. Corrective action is being taken to rectify the situation.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4034

The following revised health alert is from the FDA on November 1, 2012.

Bolthouse Farms is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Bolthouse Farms® 16-ounce Carrot Chips following a routine sampling event, conducted on October 22, 2012, by a North Carolina health official. The company was notified on October 31, 2012 that the inspection detected the possibility of Salmonella in the single16-ounce bag that was tested. Bolthouse Farms has not received any reports of consumer illness or other consumer complaints related to this product. Approximately 5,600 cases of the 16-ounce bags shipped to retail customers in the United States and Canada are being recalled. The affected product is labeled as Bolthouse Farms Carrot Chips, Safeway Farms Carrot Chips, or Farm Stand Carrot Chips and has the following information and codes on the front right corner of the bags:

Bolthouse Farms Bolthouse Farms Safeway Farms* Farm Stand
BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 12 2012
04 T XXXX
BF 212 J11
UPC 71464 17209
BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 13 2012
04T XXXX
BF 212 J 12
UPC 71464 17209
BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 13 2012
06 T XXXX S2682
BF 212 J12 286
UPC 21130 70217
BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 12-13 2012
04 T XXXX
BF 212 J11-12
UPC 41163 45311

*Safeway Farms Carrot Chips are sold in Safeway stores in Ketchikan, Alaska; Arizona; California; Hawaii; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; and Washington State, as well as Carrs stores in Juneau, Alaska; Pak ‘N Save stores in California; Randalls stores in Texas and Tom Thumb stores in Texas.

Consumers who have purchased these Carrot Chips with these codes and best by dates should not eat the product. Consumers are encouraged to return the product to the store where they purchased it for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Bolthouse Farms at 1-866-535-3774 (24-hours a day through Monday, November 5, 2012)

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4030

The following health alert is from the Wegmans.com posted on November 3, 2012.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling approximately 31,000 lbs. of Wegmans Organic Spinach and Spring Mix sold in 5 oz. (UPC 77890 16437) and 11 oz. (UPC 77890 16411) clam shell packages in the produce department of its stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts between October 14 and November 1 due to possible E.coli O157:H7. The product, a blend of organic spinach and spring mix, has been associated with 16 reported illnesses in New York State from E.coli O157:H7.
The product is supplied to Wegmans by State Garden, Inc. based in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Wegmans has worked closely with the New York State Department of Health and Department of Agriculture and Markets since learning that illnesses may be associated with this product. Test results indicate that only product with a use-by-date of October 23 is connected to the reported illnesses, but out of an abundance of caution Wegmans has removed all code dates of the product, up to and including November 9, from its stores and has called all customers who purchased this product using their Shopper Club card, regardless of the code date purchased.
Consumers who have purchased this product should discard any that remains in their homes and visit the service desk at Wegmans for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Wegmans consumer affairs department toll free at 1(800) WEGMANS (934-6267) Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4033

The following information is from a reader and confirmed by Cabot on November 1, 2012.

Cabot Cheese has discontinued their OU certification.

Ed. note: Cabot can be reached at 888-792-2268.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4031

The following Canadian dairy allergy alert is from the CFIA on October 28, 2012.

The public warning issued on October 26, 2012 has been updated to include additional products.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Crown brand Bitter Chocolate Coated products described below. The affected products may contain milk which is not declared on the label.
The following Crown brand Bitter Chocolate Coated products are affected by this alert.

Product Size UPC Best Before date
Bitter Chocolate Coated Cranberries 160 g  8 43167 07285 1 07/07/13
Bitter Chocolate Coated Hazelnuts 160 g 8 43167 07287 5 07/07/13
Bitter Chocolate Coated Almonds 160 g 8 43167 07288 2 07/07/13
These products were distributed in Quebec and Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces.
The importer, Aliments Altra Foods Inc., Anjou, QC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The following Canadian dairy allergy alert is from the CFIA on October 28, 2012.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Crown brand Bitter Chocolate Coated Raisins, described below. The affected product may contain milk which is not declared on the label.
The affected product, Crown brand Bitter Chocolate Coated Raisins, product of Israel, is sold in 160 g packages, bearing UPC 8 43167 07286 8 and a Use By code of 07/07/13.
This product has been distributed in Quebec and Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces as well.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4029

The following Canadian soy allergy alert is from the CFIA on October 28, 2012.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Crown brand Bitter Chocolate Coated Raisins, described below. The affected product may contain milk which is not declared on the label.
The affected product, Crown brand Bitter Chocolate Coated Raisins, product of Israel, is sold in 160 g packages, bearing UPC 8 43167 07286 8 and a Use By code of 07/07/13.
This product has been distributed in Quebec and Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces as well.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4028

The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on October 25, 2012.

"Please be advised that as of the date of this notice KING DAVID (Queens, NY) (Manufacturer of salami and smoked meats) is no longer certified by OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION due to kashrus violations. This revocation of the kosher certification applies even to products that are currently in stores bearing the OK kosher symbol."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4026

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 22, 2012.

Rudi's Organic Bakery, Inc. has initiated a voluntary product withdrawal due to the possible presence of metallic foreign objects in select products or product packaging. Products withdrawn from the market include only Rudi's Organic Bakery Multigrain Oat Bread, Rudi's Organic Bakery Colorado Cracked Wheat Bread, and Rudi's Organic Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Bread.
The affected products include the lot codes below. Lot codes are printed on the quick lock closure, which is the plastic piece that seals the bread bag, and the UPC code is listed on the barcode on the bread package.

  • UPC: 0-31493-82888-8 Rudi's Organic Bakery Multigrain Oat Bread (22oz) Lot Code 1-173-R
  • UPC: 0-31493-54373-6 Rudi's Organic Bakery Colorado Cracked Wheat Bread (22oz) Lot Code 2-193-R
  • UPC: 0-31493-92183-1 Rudi's Organic Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Bread (24oz) Lot Code 1-273-R
Consumers with the lot codes and UPC codes listed and/or who have questions, should contact Rudi's Organic via e-mail at info@rudisbakery.com or call 877-293-0876 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (MST), Monday - Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4025

The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on October 24, 2012.

Please note that as of October 24, 2012 all products produced by T & L CREATIVE SALADS (Brooklyn, NY) will now be kosher certified under special supervised runs only. All product labeling will be supervised and handled exclusively by an OK Kosher mashgiach.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4024
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