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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

The following kashrus alert is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on August 27, 2012.

QT smoothies are no longer approved.
The AKC has checked into QT soft-serve ice creams and nonfat frozen yogurts (including the orange & pineapple fruit flavorings) currently sold at select QT stores and they currently meet kosher requirements (for the summer of 2012). This approval applies only ice cream & yogurts; not to smoothies
Kashrut.com has this list posted at www.kashrut.com/consumer/QT.



The following kashrus alert is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on August 1, 2012.

The kosher status of the following QT smoothies has recently become questionable. Please do not buy these items until further notice from the AKC that these issues have been resolved.

  • Black Cherry
  • Juicy Orange
  • Melon Berry
The AKC has checked into soft serve ice creams and nonfat frozen yogurts currently sold at select QT stores and they currently meet kosher requirements (for the summer of 2012). This approval applies to smoothies only without fruit additives. This information can also be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/QT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3925

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on August 28, 2012.

Please be advised that the following products sold by Terrafina LLC., Brooklyn, NY mistakenly bear an unauthorized OK-D symbol.

  • Choc N Nuts Yogurt Covered Cranberries
  • Dark Chocolate Pretzel Balls
These products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3963

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on August 27, 2012.

Clover Krush Fruit Juices have been reformulated and are no longer kosher. The Beth Din logo has been removed.
Existing stock with the Beth Din logo may still be used.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3962

The following health alert is from the FDA on August 27, 2012.

Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of expired 10 oz. Hearts of Romaine salad with the expired Use-by Date of August 23, 2012 and a Product Code beginning with "G222" as a precaution due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
In an unlikely event that consumers may still have this expired product in their refrigerators, it should not be consumed, but discarded instead. Consumers with questions 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.
The precautionary recall notification for the now-expired salad is being issued due to an isolated incident in which a sample of a singled package of 10 oz. Hearts of Romaine salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s random sample testing program. Fresh Express is continuing to coordinate closely with regulatory officials.
The limited quantity of recalled product is identified with a Product Code beginning with "G222" and a Use-by Date of August 23, which is located in the upper right-hand corner of the package. In addition, the UPC Code of 71279 26102 is located on the back of the package below the barcode. The 10 oz. Hearts of Romaine was distributed in limited quantities to predominantly eastern and southeastern states.

Note:
The expired Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine salads being recalled display a use-by date of August 23, 2012 with a Product Code beginning with G222.

BRANDPRODUCT NAMESIZEPKG TYPEUPCPOSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION STATES
Fresh ExpressHearts of Romaine10 ozBag7127926102AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3961

The following kashrus alert is from the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis on August 27, 2012.

Please be advised that Paner Bhurji Vegetarian Rolls bear an unauthorized OV Symbol and are not certified kosher by the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3960

The following kashrus alert is from a reader and confirmed by the Kof-K on August 22, 2012.

Trader Joes Frozen Greek Yogurt is mislabeled and has a Kof-K without the necessary dairy designation. It has skim milk in it and should be labeled dairy. Future labels will be corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3958

The following kashrus alert is from the Vaad of Denver on August 22, 2012.

Hammonds Chewey Caramel is mistakenly labeled Scroll K DE. It is a Scroll K DAIRY product as it contains DAIRY Cholov Stam ingredients. Corrective measures are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3957

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

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 1,039 cases of bagged salad. The product being recalled is 10 oz. Dole Italian Blend coded 0049N2202008, with a Use-By date of August 20 and UPC 7143000819 due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes.
The product code and Use-By date are in the upper right-hand corner of the package; the UPC code is on the back of the package, below the barcode. The salads were distributed in eight U.S. states (Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Mississippi and Virginia). No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. This recall notification is being issued due to an isolated instance in which a sample of Dole Italian Blend salad yielded a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in a random sample test conducted by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
No other salads are included in the recall. Only the specific product codes, UPC codes and August 20, 2012 Use-By date identified above are included in the recall. Consumers who have any remaining product with this Product Code should not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Food Company Consumer Response Center at (800) 356-3111, which is open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (PT) Monday-Friday.
Although the product is 2 days past its Use-By date and it is highly unlikely that any product is still available at retail, retailers should check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the product is mistakenly present or available for purchase by consumers or in warehouse inventories. Dole Fresh Vegetables customer service representatives are already contacting retailers and are in the process of confirming that the recalled product is not in the stream of commerce.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3956

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

Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc., of Owensville, Indiana, is voluntarily recalling all of its cantaloupes from the 2012 growing season that may remain in the marketplace. This recall is occurring because of concern some cantaloupes may be contaminated with Salmonella. This voluntary recall follows a prior voluntary market withdrawal of all Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc. cantaloupes that occurred August 16 and 17, 2012.
During the period June 21, 2012 to August 16, 2012, Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc., marketed cantaloupes to four retail grocery stores with grocery store retail outlets in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson, and Dubois County, Indiana, and Wabash County, Illinois; and also to four wholesale purchasers located in Owensboro, Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri, Peru, Illinois, and Durant, Iowa, respectively. As a part of the voluntary market withdrawal, Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc. notified all of the purchasers of its cantaloupes to take immediate action to remove all Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc. cantaloupes from the marketplace, and all of the purchasers confirmed compliance with that request.
The CDC reports that for the period July 7, 2012, through August 22, 2012, there have been reports of some 178 persons nationwide who may have become sick in connection with consumption of cantaloupes. The FDA investigation is ongoing and incomplete at this time. After discussion with the FDA, Chamberlain Farm Produce, Inc., decided to conduct the recall as a precautionary measure.
Consumers should inquire about the source of cantaloupes before purchasing additional cantaloupes or using cantaloupes already purchased. To be absolutely certain, consumers should destroy any cantaloupes currently in their possession the origin of which cannot be identified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3949
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