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The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA on April 5, 2012.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Boskovich brand fresh Parsley described below. The affected product may contain Cryptosporidium.
The affected product was sold only on March 19, 2012 from one store, Canada Safeway, 124 Primrose Dr., Lawson Heights Mall, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The product was sold in bunches enclosed with a band indicating the Boskovich brand and Product of USA.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3814

The following kashrus alert is from Mekor Baruch Orthodox Kosher Supervision on April 4, 2012.

Due to Kashrut Concerns, Betty the Caterer, located at 7037 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA, is no longer under the Supervision of Mekor Baruch Orthodox Kosher Supervision.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3813

The following kashrus alert is from OK on April 2, 2012.

Please be advised that Milk Chocolate Fondue, 200 grams sold by Loblaw Brands Limited, Ontario, Canada bears an unauthorized OK (pareve) symbol. These products are NOT certified by OK Kosher Certification. Product has been recalled and labels are being corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3812

The following health alert is from the FDA on March 29, 2012.

Castellini Company LLC is recalling certain jalapeno peppers distributed from its Wilder, Kentucky facility because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was sold in full case, 1/2 case, 20lb, 10lb, 5lb, 2lb, and 1lb package sizes and distributed during the period March 8, 2012 through March 20, 2012 to military commissaries, retailers and foodservice distributors within ten states: IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV. Attached is the list of lot numbers associated with this recall.
The potential for contamination was noted after a random test by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in a store in Ohio which revealed the presence of Salmonella in a case of Jalapeno peppers.
Consumers who may have purchased these jalapeno peppers are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-859-442-4600; M-F 8:00a.m.- 5:00p.m. EST.


The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA on March 30, 2012.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Veg-Pak Produce Ltd. are warning consumers, distributors and retailers not to consume, distribute or sell the jalapeno peppers described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected jalapeno peppers, produce of USA, were known to have been sold in bulk from the following stores in Ontario:

  • Food Basics
  • Ho Long Supermarket
  • Kitchen Table Grocery Stores
  • Longo's
  • Metro
  • Michael Angelo’s
  • Oak Ridges Food Market
  • Oceans Fresh Food Market
  • Oriental Food Market
  • P.A.T. Mart
  • Starwind Supermarket
  • Trinity Supermarket
They may have also been sold from other retail stores in Ontario. The affected peppers were sold at retail between March 8, 2012 and March 28, 2012, inclusively. Consumers who have purchased bulk, unlabelled jalapeno peppers between these dates are advised to check with their place of purchase to determine if they have the affected product. The CFIA is also warning other retailers and distributors in Ontario not to sell, use or distribute the following wholesale packages of peppers:
  • 1 bushel boxes bearing the South Florida Produce logo; or
  • 1/2 bushel boxes bearing JALAPENO PEPPERS, PRODUCT OF USA and Veg-Pak’s name and address on a sticker.
The wholesale packages were sold by Veg-Pak Produce at the Ontario Food Terminal, from March 8 to March 15, 2012, inclusively.
The importer, Veg-Pak Produce Ltd., Toronto, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall. For more information, consumers and industry can call Veg-Pak Produce Ltd. (416) 255-7400 ext: 21.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3810

The following gluten allergy alert is from foodpoisoningbulletin.com on March 26, 2012.

Some Jelly Belly Deluxe Easter Mix candies are being recalled because they were made with undeclared wheat, one of the major food allergens. The candies are labeled "Gluten Free" when they actually contain gluten. Distribution was nationwide. Product details:

  • Assortment of seasonal Peter Rabbit Deluxe Easter Mix “Gluten Free” candies
  • 2.7 ounce bags UPC number 071567992794
  • Lot codes of:
    • 11111, with Best Before date of January 11, 2013
    • 111215, with Best Before date of February 15, 2013
    • Lot code 120120, with Best Before date of March 20, 2013
The Jelly Belly Candy Company of Fairfield, California is initiating the recall. The candy mix contains malted milk balls, which have gluten.
For questions or more information, contact Jelly Belly Customer Service at 1-800-323-9380 from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm PST Monday through Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3809

The following information is from the OU in response to a number of reader's questions on March 26, 2012.

Kosher ground beef is made out of the kosher pieces of meat trimmed by hand. No mechanically separated beef or pink slime is used in any OU-certified production.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3808

The following health alert is from FDA on March 21, 2012.

Continuing recall from Alpine Slicing and Cheese Conversion Company.This series of recalls was for possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

  • 5 lbs Parmesan, Miller's Cheese, Manufactured 12/8/2011, UPC 0 7881236350 7. Recall # F-0887-20lbs Parmesan, Miller's Cheese, Manufactured 12/8/2011, UPC 0 7881236350 7. Recall # F-0887-20.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3807

The following kashrus alert and notice is from the Vaad of Denver on March 23, 2012.

Effective immediately, Kroger Value Coney 8 count and Kroger Value Hamburger 8 count are no longer being produced in the Denver facility and are therefore no longer certified by the Scroll-K. Products that bear the Scroll K symbol were produced befoe this change took effect and are certified.
King Soopers Coney 8 count and King Soopers Hamberger 8 count remain certified by the Scroll K.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3806

The following kashrus alert from the OU on March 21, 2012.

Endomune Advanced Probiotic Capsules, Medical Care Innovations - San Antonio, TX, bear 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=A3805

The following kashrus advisory from the OU on March 22, 2012.

Mon Cuisine frozen meals, Alle Processing: When warming Mon Cuisine frozen meals in a microwave, consumers should double wrap the carton. Mon Cuisine is changing its packaging to alleviate this issue by overwrapping the carton.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3804
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