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Kashrus Alert on Meklovita Poland cheese sold in Germany

May 18, 2017 from the KAJ Berlin:

Please be informed that the Meklovita Poland cheese with kosher logo was never certified by anyone, the logos are fakes.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5922

Kashrus Alert on Orthodox Chews Salt Water Taffies

February 22, 2017 from the Vaad of Denver:
Salt Water Taffies produced by Orthodox Chews are NOT Scroll K certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5921

Kashrus Advisory - Israeli carrots sold by Baldor Specialty Foods

May 15, 2017 from OK:

Please be advised that until recently the OK certified organic and non-organic carrots from Baldor Specialty Foods. Please note that since Baldor is now receiving carrots from Israel, the OK will not be certifying Baldor’s carrots for the foreseeable future.

May 17, 2017 From the AKC: Many frozen carrots found in local stores come from Israel.

Editor's note: Check the country of origin for fruits and vegetables that you purchase.
Information on tithing of Israeli produce can be found at http://www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#TITHING

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5920

New York’s Delicacy Champagne & Orange Smoked Salmon Mistaken use of OK Kosher Symbol

May 15, 2017 from OK Twitter Feed:

New York’s Delicacy Champagne & Orange Smoked Salmon, Fresh2yourdoor, Houston, TX 77096:
New York’s Delicacy Smoked Salmon, Champagne & Orange flavor, bears an OK kosher symbol on the packaging. This product is NOT KOSHER

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5919

Additional information on the kosher status of Snack Artist Dry Roasted Peanuts

May 15, 2017 from the OU in reponse to a reader's question:

Snack Artist dry roasted peanuts (sold at Safeway) are using a kosher gelatin and are certified as kosher by the OU.

Kosher Alert Snack Artist Dry Roasted Peanuts

The Snack Artist Dry Roasted Peanuts., Better Living Brands, Pleasanton CA: The Orthodox Union does not certify The Snack Artist Dry Roasted Peanuts as they contain a non-kosher ingredient. Some containers are labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective measures are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5287

Horton Fruit recalls bagged spinach products for Listeria contamination

May 13, 2017 - from the Food Safety News:

Horton Fruit Company, Louisville, KY is recalling a trio of fresh spinach products for possible Listeria contamination.
Recalled products include its 10 and 2.5 oz. bags of Fresh Curly Leaf PEAK brand spinach and a 10 oz Harris Teeter Farmer’s Market ready to eat leaf brand spinach. Horton distributed the recalled bags of spinach in West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Illinois.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5918

Kosher Alert U Gottabee Nutz

May 10, 2017 from the OU:

U Gottabee Nutz Smoky Bacon & Blue Cheese Almonds, Don Sebastiani & Sons, Sonoma CA: The Orthodox Union does not certify any U Gottabee Nutz products. U Gottabee Nutz Smoky Bacon & Blue Chees Almonds bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5917

Kosher alert on Double Donut Apple Strudel Cider Single Serve Cups

May 10, 2017 from UM Kosher:

Double Donut Apple Strudel Cider Single Serve Cups distributed by Crazy Cups bears an unauthorized UMK symbol and is not certified by UMKosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5916

Metallic Taste Leads to Pepsi Bottle Recall in Michigan

May 8, 2017 from the WKAR:

The maker of Pepsi is encouraging customers to return certain 16.9-ounce bottles of Pepsi-Cola that were sold in Michigan earlier this year. The company says it received 18 complaints of a metallic taste, from late February to early April.
"An investigation found minute particles of iron and chromium in bottles due to a parts failure in the manufacturing process. In March, PepsiCo removed the cola from nearly 200 Michigan stores. Other Pepsi products are not affected."
"PepsiCo says bottles with product codes HC022373 and HC022473 should be returned to stores if customers still have them. Anyone with questions can call (866) 433-2652."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5915

Mikawaya Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts In Limited Quantity Of Mikawaya Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream

May 10, 2017 from the FDA:

Mikawaya is issuing a voluntary recall of a limited number of Mikawaya Brand Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream, which may inadvertently contain peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. Only product labeled with UPC code of 070934990609 and lot number LOT 090-17 is included in this recall. The UPC code can be found on the back of the box and the lot number is printed on the top enclosure.
The affected product is sold in a paperboard box, containing 9.1oz (258g) of 6-1.5oz (43g) pieces with UPC code of 070934990609 and lot number LOT 090-17. The product was distributed to all Trader Joe’s stores nationwide and has been removed from sale.
The recall was initiated after receiving one customer report that a Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream contained the presence of peanut butter. Mikawaya has not received any reports of illness or allergic reactions associated with this product.
No other Mikawaya Brand products besides this specific lot of Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream are affected by this voluntary recall.
Customers who have purchased Mikawaya Chocolate Chocolate Mochi Ice Cream with the affected UPC code and lot number, and have an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts, are advised not to consume the product. Customers may return the product to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Mikawaya at (323) 587-5504 (Monday – Friday) between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Pacific Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5914
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