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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

The following Australian kashrus alert is from the KAWA on August 23, 2012.

Anchor products, including all Spencer Spices, are no longer licensed as kosher by KAWA. This means that none of the following products is certified as kosher by KAWA:

  • Anchor Bread and Pizza Flour
  • Anchor Cake and Biscuit Pastry Flour
  • Anchor Cake and Biscuit Pastry Self-Raising Flour
  • Anchor Custard Powder
  • Anchor Organic Self-Raising Flour
  • Anchor Pasta and Noodle Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Coconut
  • Corn Flour
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Honey
  • Icing Sugar
  • Instant Oats
  • Instant Porridge
  • Lemon Juice
  • Natural Museli
  • Rice Flour
  • Rolled Oats
  • Sago
  • Salt & Vinegar Sprinkle
  • Semolina
  • Snowflake Self-raising Flour
  • SR Wholemeal Flour
  • Tapioca
  • Toasted Museli
  • Vinegar - Apple Cider & Honey
  • Vinegar - Brown Malt
  • Vinegar - Cider
  • Vinegar - White Malt
  • Vinegar - White Spirit
  • All Spencer Spices

No hechser appeared on the products . The de-certification is immediate existing stock may be used.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3955

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

Spence & Co Ltd, Brockton MA, a smoked salmon company is recalling Wellsley Farms brand 16oz Nova Lot: 6704701 and Spence & Co brand 8oz Smoked Trim Lot: 6704701 due to an abundance of caution because of possible contamination by Listeria monocytogenes. The following products are recalled:

  • Wellsley Farms brand 16oz Nova in Florida, N. Carolina, Georgia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York & Ohio on 6.13.12 by BJ’S Wholesale Club.
  • Spence & Co Ltd brand 8oz Smoked Salmon Trim distributed to Krogers and King Soopers in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado, Wyoming & Utah between 6.22.12 and 6.29.12.
  • The recall affects 576 packs of Wellsley Farms 16oz Nova batch 6704701 and 119 packs of Spence & Co Ltd 8oz Smoked Salmon Trim.

Consumers who have purchased either product should get in touch with the place of purchase for a full refund or contact the consumer number:508-427-5577, Monday thru Friday between 9am and 5pm EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3954

The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA on August 20, 2012 and CFIA on August 22, 2012.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Champ's Mushrooms are warning the public not to consume the Sliced Crimini Mushrooms and Sliced White Mushrooms described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

  • The affected product, Champ's Mushrooms brand Sliced Crimini Mushrooms, Product of Canada, is sold in 227 g (8 oz.) packages. The package bears the UPC 6 78286 88877 5 and the "packed on" date written as, "PO 10AUG2012".
  • The affected product, Champ's Mushrooms brand Sliced White Mushrooms, Product of Canada, is sold in 227 g (8 oz.) packages. The package bears the UPC 0 33383 67600 5 and the "packed on" date written as, "PO 10AUG2012" or PO 11AUG2012.
This product is known to be distributed in British Columbia and Alberta, but may have been distributed in other provinces.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3953

The following kashrus advisory is from the OK Kosher Certification on August 20, 2012.

Please be advised that the products produced at The Bakery of NY and NY Artisan Bakers, (Long Island City, NY) are no longer kosher certified by OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION. Any products still on the market with the OK-d kosher symbol are certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3952

The following kashrus alert is from the Vaad of Denver on August 21, 2012.

Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza Crusts are certified parve by the Scroll K / Vaad HaKashrus of Denver. However, due to an equipment issue, the Pizza Crusts with lot codes 122121 to 122302 were made on dairy equipment (they do not contain any dairy ingredients). Only these Pizza Crusts are DE, all other lots are parve. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3951

The following Canadian kashrus advisory is from the COR on August 20, 2012.

No Frills Praline Almonds 350 gram container lists butter and milk ingredients on the label's ingredient panel. This product in fact does not contain any dairy ingredients. The product is kosher and pareve. Corrective action is being taken to ensure correct labeling

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3950

The following American and Canadian health alert is from the FDA and the CFIAon August 20, 2012.

Tanimura & Antle Inc. is voluntarily recalling a single lot of romaine lettuce because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). The affected product is limited to Tanimura & Antle Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine. This product is packed in a plastic bag with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9 and may have a Best Buy date of “08 19 12”. The product was available at retail locations Aug. 2 – Aug. 19, 2012. NO OTHER TANIMURA & ANTLE PRODUCTS ARE BEING RECALLED.
A total of 2,095 cases of potentially affected product were distributed throughout the US and Canada starting on August 2. A total of 1,969 cases were shipped to the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, GA, KS, KY, MD, NC, NM, NV, NY, NJ, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA and Puerto Rico. This product has also been distributed in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories.
The recall is being conducted in consultation with FDA, and is based on the testing of a single random sample by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
The affected product was shipped in cases packed in either 12 or 18 heads per case. Retailers and Distributors can identify the affected products through a traceability code label affixed to exterior of the case. The traceability code label affixed to the exterior of the case is 5417802151. Tanimura and Antle’s #1 priority is food safety, and in an overabundance of caution we are asking that if any of the above Romaine is in the possession of consumers, retailers or distributors, the product be disposed of and not consumed.
Consumers with questions or who would like replacement coupons may call at 877-827-7388, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PDT, Monday-Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3948

The following soy allergy recall is from the FDA on August 17, 2012.

BI-LO announced an immediate voluntary recall on Southern Home® Cranberry Nut Antioxidant Blend Trail Mix sold in the 16 oz. bag with a universal bar code (UPC) of 0788003039 and a best-by date of March 12, 2013. The product is being recalled in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee due to a potential, undeclared presence of soy lecithin, which is a processed soy product. The processing reduces the content of allergenic proteins; however, persons with a severe soy allergy may still have serious reactions to the reduced protein found in the soy lecithin.
To receive the refund, individuals must present proof of purchase through a receipt or the product packaging label. Customers with questions about the recalled product may contact BI-LO’s consumer relations department at 1-800-862-9293. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3947

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the Montreal Kashruth on August 17, 2012.

The MK wishes to inform the public that some of the baked goods produced by Glutino have been produced using dairy equipment. All breads, bagels and english muffins   should be considered dairy, even if marked MK Pareve. Steps have been taken to rectify the situation.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3946
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