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The following information is from the foodsafetynews.com on Oct. 9, 2012.

After calling nearly 250,000 customers last week to tell them the smoked salmon they had purchased was being recalled for potential Salmonella contamination, Costco has released the Kirkland Signature Norwegian Smoked back onto the market, and has been informed by health officials that no U.S. illnesses are linked to either product.
Kirkland Signature was one of two brands under which the recalled salmon, produced by Netherlands -based Foppen, was sold. This brand of smoked salmon was manufactured at a Dutch plant, while the other brand – sold under the brand name Foppen – was processed at the company’s plant in Greece. The Foppen salmon is not being cleared, according to Wilson, because smoked salmon from the Greek plant has been linked to over 200 Salmonella illnesses in the Netherlands.

The following health alert is from the foodpoisoningbulletin.com on Oct. 5, 2012.

Costco Wholesale has issued a recall for Kirkland Signature and Foppen smoked salmon for possible Salmonella contamination. The fish is linked to a Salmonella Thompson outbreak in the Netherlands, according to the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. Almost 250,000 customers in the U.S. have purchased the salmon in the last month.
The Foppen brand fish was made by Foppen at a plant in Greece. The Kirkland brand fish was made at a plant in the Netherlands. Only the Foppen brand has tested positive for the bacteria. Both brands were recalled out of precaution. The brands recalled are Foppen Norwegian Smoked Salmon Slices in 12 ounce packages #7859, and Kirkland Signature Norwegian Imported Smoked Salmon 2 x 12 ounces (#7070). The shelf life of the salmon is 26 days, so the company has notified anyone who purchased the salmon in the 26 days before the recall was issued.

A list of products that have been recalled (in Dutch) can be found at www.foppenpalingenzalm.nl/recall.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3995

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on October 14, 2012.

NAC DRY NATURAL SHRIMP bears an unauthorized Star-K, this product is NOT KOSHER and corrective action is being taken immediately. NAC Spices are distributed in the NY/NJ region.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4010

The following kashrus alert is from cRc on October 11, 2012.

Please be aware that the Sunkist brand Coconut Ice Cream Bar incorrectly bears a “cRc Dairy Equipment” logo. The product is kosher but contains actually dairy ingredients (cholov stam) as noted in the ingredients and allergen information.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4009

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 11, 2012.

Velvet Ice Cream has been notified that peanut products sold to their company from Sunland, Inc., which were used to make select peanut butter-flavored ice creams, may be contaminated with Salmonella. Thus, the Ohio-based ice cream manufacturer is voluntarily recalling products that may contain contaminated nut products. The recalled products are only sold at convenience stores, small, independent retailers and ice cream parlors in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Not all peanut products sold to Velvet Ice Cream are at risk, consequently, only the items with corresponding code numbers are affected.
The following products with specific code numbers are covered under the recall:

 Code Number*Manufactured Date
Velvet Supreme Peanut Butter Cup – 1/2 gallonUPC #70682-10119101816/30/2010
Velvet Peanut Butter Cup - 3 gallonUPC #70682-10539101816/30/2010
Velvet Buckeye Classic - 56ozUPC #70682-10038101937/12/2010
Velvet Buckeye Classic - 3 gallonUPC #70682-10519101937/12/2010
Velvet Buckeye Classic - 3 gallonUPC #70682-10519122077/25/2012
Velvet Buckeye Classic - 3 gallonUPC #70682-10519122278/14/2012
Velvet Buckeye Classic - pintsUPC #70682-10423122519/07/2012

*Found on the bottom of 56oz and pint cartons, label of 3 gallon container and flap of half-gallon carton

Product descriptions:

  • Buckeye Classic ice cream (Creamy peanut butter ice cream swirled with thick chocolate fudge and chocolate-covered peanut butter candies) 56oz carton, 3 gallon containers and pints
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream (Chocolate ice cream with peanut butter swirls) half-gallon cartons and 3 gallon containers

 

Customers who have purchased affected products can return them to the store of purchase for a full refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4008

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 5, 2012.

Sunland is expanding the range of dates involved in their recall. As a result, we are recalling four additional non-expired code dates of MoonPie® Crunch Peanut Butter product: 10/29/12, 12/10/12, 01/07/13, and 01/29/13. Consumers who have purchased this item are urged not to eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to the retailer for a full refund. Expired product should be destroyed as well.
If you are a direct account with Chattanooga Bakery, please notify all of your stores / retail outlets. If you are a wholesaler / distributor, please be sure to notify all of your retailer customers who, in turn, should notify all stores / retail outlets. To date, there have been no reports of illness associated with MoonPie® Crunch Peanut Butter. As a reminder, we have a new approved peanut butter supplier and will produce all current open orders next week.

September 26, 2012 alert In an abundance of caution, Chattanooga Bakery, Inc., maker of MoonPie® snacks, today announced a voluntary recall of its Peanut Butter Crunch products with "Best By" dates of 02/26/13, 03/25/13, and 04/29/13. No other Chattanooga Bakery / MoonPie / LookOut products are affected by this recall. If you are a direct account with Chattanooga Bakery, please notify all of your stores / retailer outlets. If you are a wholesaler / distributor, please make sure you notify all your retailer customers who, in turn, should notify all stores / retail outlets.
The voluntary recall was initiated immediately upon learning that our peanut butter supplier Sunland, Inc. has recalled product produced from May 1st, 2012 – September 24th, 2012. Sunland has stated that twenty-nine people have reported Salmonella Bredeney PFGE matching illnesses in approximately 18 states. These illnesses were associated with Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, which was produced by Sunland, Inc.
Chattanooga Bakery's Peanut Butter Crunch products (9.6 ounce multipack and 2.4 ounce twin pack) have not been associated with any of the reported illnesses. Regardless, we are taking this precautionary step to protect our customers and their families from any possible risk. Customers who have purchased this item are urged not to eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to the retailer for a full refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4007

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

After receiving a recall notice from a former supplier of peanut butter base, Toft's has issued a voluntary recall on 48 oz cartons and 3 gallon tubs of Buckeye Bites Ice Cream with expiration dates of March 14,2013 or before. Any 48 oz or 3 gallon tub of Toft's Buckeye Bites with an expiration date after March 14, 2013 is NOT involved in this recall due to us switching peanut butter suppliers on March 15, 2012. Toft's Prime Time Buckeye Bites Ice Cream has been distributed throughout the state of Ohio and Southern Michigan.
The recalled product contains a peanut butter base that contains peanut butter manufactured by Sunland, Inc, which has just announced an expansion of a voluntary recall covering peanut products made in their Portales, New Mexico plant. Sunland's peanut butter products have been linked to Salmonella outbreaks across the United States dating back to March 1, 2010.
Toft's 48 oz Buckeye Bites Product UPC is 19473-00602. The Product Code for Toft's 3 gallon tubs of Buckeye Bites is 874. Buckeye Bites 48 oz cartons and 3 gallon tubs are the only items in this voluntary recall. No other Toft's products are included in this recall.
If consumers have 48 oz cartons or 3 gallon tubs of Toft's Buckeye Bites with an expiration date of March 14, 2013 or before in their freezers, they should cut out the date on their Buckeye Bites 48 oz carton or 3 gallon tub label and send it to the following address to Toft's for a full refund: Buckeye Bites, Toft Dairy, PO Box 2558; Sandusky, Ohio 44870. If you have any questions, please contact our corporate office at 800-521-4606 between the hours of8:00 a.m.-4:30p.m. EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4006

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

BGC Manufacturing is recalling Goldenbrook Farms Peanut Butter Bash Ice Cream. This recall is being initiated because the peanut butter used in the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The product was distributed to Brookshire Grocery retail stores throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Southern Arkansas between May 2010 and September 2012 and is packaged in ½ gallon cartons, with UPC code 0009282530538 printed on the carton.
To date, there have been no reported illnesses attributed to Goldenbrook Peanut Butter Bash Ice Cream and the recall does not include any other flavors. The peanut butter is supplied by Sunland, Inc., which has issued a national recall of some of its products due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
Anyone in possession of the recalled product should not consume it and should immediately discard it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 866-440-6455, Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Standard Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4005

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

Clemmy’s Ice Cream of Rancho Mirage, CA is initiating a voluntary recall of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip 16 ounce containers of ice cream that contains peanut butter associated with the Sunland, Inc., recall. The peanut butter used in this product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Clemmy’s Ice Cream recalling this product which began with distribution in March 2011 nationwide and is available thru grocery stores.
A list of the recalled production lots is identified in the table below. The Clemmy’s brand product is packaged in a standard pint container with prominent label identification. The five-digit production code date is printed onto the bottom of the container. No other Clemmy’s flavors are affected by this recall. h4>Recalled Products and Production Code Dates

BrandDescriptionPack SizeUPCCode Date Range

Clemmy's

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Pint

8 94509 00231 9

11038 - 12215

The first production date of 11038 corresponds to 02/07/2011 and the most recent production date of 12215 corresponds to 08/02/2012.

The product carries a 2-year best by print requirement, in the MM/YY format, so expiration date range to list would be:

BB 02/13 through BB 08/14


Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should destroy or discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 877.253.6698 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4004

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

Smith Dairy Products Company announced a voluntary recall on SMITH’S Peanut Butter Crunch ice cream, Acme Peanut Butter Twist ice cream, and Ruggles Peanut Butter Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch Brownie ice cream. The recall notification was initiated by Pecan Deluxe, the company that manufactures the peanut butter candy pieces in the products.
The products in question are:

Description
UPC
Lots
SMITH’S Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream (1.75 Qt)
 
70424 08139060-10 through 155-12
SMITH’S Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream (Half Gal)70424 08139060-10 through 155-12
Acme Peanut Butter Twist Ice Cream (Half Gal)29313 4611003/01/10 through 06/03/12
Ruggles Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream (3 Gal)70424 08607060-10 through 155-12
Ruggles Peanut Butter Brownie Crunch (3 Gal)70424 08639060-10 through 155-12

All lots and codes are being recalled. Product was distributed in OH, IN, WV, and MI.
The voluntary recall is a result of the Food and Drug Administration’s expanded investigation concerning Salmonella* contamination in peanut butter products produced by Sunland, Inc. Our supplier of the peanut butter candy pieces used in these flavors, Pecan Deluxe, sources their peanut butter from Sunland, Inc. There have been no reported illnesses related to the SMITH’S, Ruggles or Acme products.
Smith Dairy is notifying customers by phone and in writing of the recall. Consumers with product listed above should return the package to place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-776-7076. Hours of Operation Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4003

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

Bliss Unlimited, LLC, Eugene, Oregon is recalling Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Chocolate Peanut Butter Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with codes dates Nov 11 2012 through Oct 24 2013 only. This recall is being initiated because the peanut butter used in the product for these specific code dates is supplied by Sunland, Inc., which has issued a national recall of some of its products due to possible contamination with Salmonella.
The product was distributed to retail stores throughout the United States between November 2010 and December 2011. It is packaged in One Pint (473ml) paperboard containers with UPC code 8 96767 00121 9 printed on the back of the container, and the stamp with 41-61 and a date range of Nov 11 2012 through Oct 24 2012 printed on the bottom of the container.
Anyone in possession of the recalled product should not consume it and should discard it. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 541-345-0020, Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm Pacific Standard Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4002
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