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The following Canadian soy allergy alert is from the CFIA on September 4, 2012.

The following products were recalled because of undeclared soy:

Brand NameCommon NameSizeCodes(s) on ProductUPCReason for Recall:
SAFEWAYCOOKING SPRAY CANOLA OIL 110 gAll codes0 58200 51202 1 Allergen - Soy
SAFEWAYCOOKING SPRAY CANOLA OIL 170 gAll codes0 58200 51204 5 Allergen - Soy
Distribution in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Yukon.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3970

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on September 5, 2012.

"Please be advised that as of September 3, 2012 SYLVIA WEINSTOCK CAKES, (New York, NY) is no longer certified by OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION due to kashrus violations."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3969

The following revised kashrus alert is from the Star-K on July 10, 2012 and September 4, 2012.

Please be advised that Giffords Ice Cream of Silver Spring, MD is no longer under Star-D Certification. Any continued use of the Star-D symbol is unauthorized.
The final production date-code # is 05042013. (Code: year after final production).

Ed. note: This should not be confused with Gifford's Ice Cream, Skowhegan, ME which is under Quality Kosher Supervision, Rabbi Aryeh Spero.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3912

The following health alert is from the ThePacker.comCFIA, foodpoisoningbulletin.com" and other sources on August 31, 2012 and FDA on September 4, 2012.

Daniella-brand mangoes imported from Mexico by Daniella-brand mangoes imported from Mexico are being withdrawn from sale in the United States because of a possible link to salmonella. Splendid Products of Burlingame, CA are being withdrawn from sale in the United States because of a possible contamination with salmonella Braenderup.
These mangos are also being recalled by Aldi, Amigos, BI-LO, Copps, Costco, El Super, Food Lion, Food 4 Less, Giant Food, Hannaford, Harveys, Kroger, LLC, Mariano’s, Market Street, Martin’s Food Market, Metro Market, Pick ‘n Save, Rainbow, Ralph’s, Reid’s, Roundy’s, Savemart, Stop & Shop, TOP Food & Drug, Topco, WalMart, Winn Dixie, and Whole Foods.

From a FDA.
Today BI-LO announced an immediate voluntary recall on whole Daniella brand mangoes sold with a universal product code (UPC) of 0-00000-04051 in stores between July 12 and Aug. 27, 2012. The recalled mangoes, a product of Mexico, were sold as individual fruit and can be identified by the Daniella brand sticker. The product is being recalled in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee due to a potential health risk from possible contamination with Salmonella Braenderup.

The following Canadian and American revised health alert is from the CFIA on August 20, 2012 and CFIA on August 27, 2012 and CFIA on August 28, 2012 and CFIA on August 29, 2012 and FDA on August 29, 2012 and CFIA on August 31, 2012.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and North American Produce Sales are warning the public not to consume the Daniella brand Mangoes described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup bacteria.
The affected Daniella brand Mangoes, product of Mexico, were sold as individual fruit with a sticker bearing PLU# 3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 or 4959 and other information. These mangoes were sold at various retail stores between July 12 and August 31, 2012. Consumers are advised to contact the retailer to find out if you have the affected mangoes. If you have illness symptoms or any health concerns possibly associated with these mangoes, please contact your family doctor.
These mangoes may have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.
The importer, Mex Y Can Trading Inc., Mississauga, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected mangoes from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
There have been several confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of these mangoes.

Additional recalled products from CFIA on August 31, 2012.

The affected product, Daniella brand Mango packed by M. L. Catania Co. Ltd., was sold in a 6-pack plastic clamshell bearing UPC 0 61968 61603 0 and a Pack date. All Pack dates from 12 JL 19 to 12 AU 21 are affected by this alert. This product was repacked using Daniella brand mangoes implicated in other recalls. The original Daniella brand sticker may or may not be present on each individual mango.
The Daniella brand Mango packed with Catania label has been distributed in Newfoundland and Ontario, and may have been distributed in other provinces.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3959

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din Twitter feed on September 3, 2012.

Popz Microwave Sweet Popcorn available in the UK is now made in a non certified factory and is not kosher approved.

POPZ MICROWAVE BUTTER SALTED POPCORN p.80 are only certified when bearing OK logo. Some UK packs are made in different factory & are not approved.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3968

The following dairy allergy alert is from the FDA on August 31, 2012.

Somersault Snack Co., LLC, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of Somersaults Pacific Sea Salt 6oz. that were inadvertently mispackaged —limited quantities of Somersaults Santa Fe Salsa flavored product were inadvertently commingled with Somersaults Pacific Sea Salt flavored product in packages labeled as Somersaults Pacific Sea Salt 6oz. The inadvertent commingling of these two products introduced another allergen (milk) to the Somersaults Pacific Sea Salt 6oz. packages, and that allergen (milk) is not listed on the packaging as either an ingredient or an allergen.

Somersaults Pacific Sea Salt 6oz.
Sell By Date: MAR1113 G6 / UPC Product Code: 8-98403-00201-7
(Sell By Date is located on the back of the package, in the middle, above the sunflower graphics,
and the UPC Product Code is located below the UPC bar code.)

Somersault Snack Co. will work with retail customers to ensure that the recalled products are removed from store shelves. In the event that consumers believe they have purchased products affected by this voluntary recall, they should return the product to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers or customers with questions may call 415-275-1247 for more information.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3967

The following kashrus alert is from the Vaad of Denver on August 30, 2012.

The following Hammond’s DAIRY products are mistakenly labeled D.E.:

  • Hammond’s Chewy Chocolate Caramel Lots 1220499, 1223399
  • Hammond’s Chewy Vanilla Caramel Lots 1220498, 1223398
  • Hammond’s Caramel Marshmallow Lots 1220497, 1223397
Corrective measures have been implemented.

The following kashrus alert is from the OU dated May 18, 2012.

Hammond's Candies English Toffee, Hammond's Candies, Denver CO bears an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3867

The following health alert is from the CFIA on September 1, 2012.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Continental Strictly Kosher Meat, Poultry & Delicatessen Products (Establishment 29) are warning the public not to consume the ground beef and ground veal products described below because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The following Glatt's brand products are affected by this alert:

  • Lean ground veal
  • Lean ground beef
  • Medium ground beef
  • Medium ground beef Club Pack
These Glatt's products were sold at various weights at the following locations in Quebec:
Retailer location Pack date Lot Code UPC
IGA #8111 at
5800 Cavendish Boulevard, Côte Saint-Luc
27 août 12 22812 Starting with 291851 or 221814
Kosher Quality Bakery at
5855 Victoria Ave., Montreal
27 août 12 22812 Starting with 200201, 200843 or 200200
IGA #108 at
7151 Chemin de la Côte Saint-Luc, Côte Saint-Luc
27 août 12 22812 Starting with 200032, 200022 or 200071
Alimentation Marcel Picard at
13057 Gouin Boulevard, Pierrefonds, Montreal
27 août 12 22812 Unknown
IGA #8522
at 4885 Avenue Van Horne, Montreal
27 août 12 22812 Unknown
Consumers are advised to contact the retailers if you are unsure as to whether you have the affected beef products stored in your home freezer.
The manufacturer, Continental Strictly Kosher Meat, Poultry & Delicatessen Products, Ville Mont-Royal, QC is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3965

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on February 10, 2011 ahd reissued on September 8, 2011 and August 31, 2012 because the product is being sold at various job lot type stores including Ocean State Job Lot.

Please be advised that Opal S. Y. International is distributing HEIRLOOM FARMS POMEGRANATE JUICE (and possibly other products) bearing an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. These products are not certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3350

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on August 29, 2012.

Please be advised that Lavash Wraps sold by DALLAS GOURMET BAKERY, 2660 Brenner Drive, Dallas, TX, bear an unauthorized OK symbol. This product is NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Corrective measures are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3964
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