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The following Israeli kashrus alert is from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, Jerusalem Kosher News with additional information from the London Beth Din posted on January 27, 2012

Dr Pepper available in the UK has been approved by the LBD based on detailed correspondence with the manufacturers but the syrup used is not kosher certified. Dr Pepper bought overseas could have different formulations even if manufactured in the UK so we cannot advise on its kosher status. Dr Pepper in Israel bears an unauthorized KLBD logo and it is neither kosher certified nor kosher approved by the LBD. The soda was also not approved by the Israeli Chief Rabbinate.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3774

The following Canadian health allergy alert is from the CFIA on February 17, 2012 and CFIA on February 24, 2012.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Israel's Judaica Centre, also known as Israel Book and Gift, are warning people with allergies to sulfonamides not to consume the Lin's Farm brand honey products described below because they may contain harmful sulphonamide antibiotic drug residue. The following Lin's Farm brand honey products, imported from Israel and bearing lot code BB 06/2015, are affected by this alert.

Product Size UPC Lot Code
Pure Honey 375 g 8 90648 00123 7 BB 06/2015
Pure Honey 130 g 8 90648 00123 7 BB 06/2015
Pure Honey 250 g 8 90648 00101 5 BB 06/2015
Pure Honey 30 g 8 90648 00126 8 BB 06/2015
3 Healthy delights, (3 jar gift pack) 3 jars x 30 g 8 90648 00104 6 BB 06/2015
Holy Land Tastes, (4 jars gift set) 4 jars x 115 g 8 90648 00125 1 BB 06/2015
Pure Honey 250 g 8 90648 00101 5 BB 07/2014
Pure Honey 130 g 8 90648 00123 7 BB 07/2014
3 Healthy delights, (3 jar gift pack) 3 jars x 30 g 8 90648 00104 6 BB 07/2014

These products have been distributed in Greater Toronto Area of Ontario. Consumption of these honey products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to sulphonamides. The importer, Israel's Judaica Centre, also known as Israel Book and Gift, Toronto, ON is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call Israel's Judaica Centre, also known as Israel Book and Gift, at 1-800-449-5918 or 1-416-256-2858, Ext 23, or Ext. 29; email: contact@israelsjudaica.com

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3765

The following kashrus alert is from the COR on February 24, 2012.

Please be advised that Corn Chips With Flaxseeds sold by Bassé & Freres is erroneously marked "pareve" and is indeed "dairy". This product has been recalled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3773

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din Twitter feed on February 12, 2012.

Organic Village Grape Juice is not KLBD Certified. Any KLBD logo on this product is unauthorised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3771

The following Canadian insect infestation alert is from the COR on February 20, 2012.

Please be advised that COR has discovered some infestation on table grapes from Peru and Chile. We have found a particular species of mites that are very small (about half of a millimeter) and hard to detect. While both factual and halachic research is ongoing we advise that grapes from Peru and Chile be washed carefully and thoroughly by using a strong stream of water. Large clusters should be divided into smaller clusters so that the water can reach all surfaces of the grape.
Future updates will be communicated after more data is compiled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3770

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on February 23, 2012.

Please be aware that the following flavors of Scara's Creamy Ices (Sherbet) cups bear a cRc label which have omitted the "dairy D" designation. The products do indeed contain dairy ingredients (Cholov Stam).

  • Coconut
  • Pina Colada
Corrective measures are being taken.
The following flavors of Scara’s Italian Ices cups are made on dairy equipment but the “DE” designation was omitted.
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Lemon
  • Sour Apple
No other varieties of Scara’s Ice cups, bulk products or liquid bases are certified by the cRc at this time. The cRc does not certify any of the Scara’s carts, stands or stores.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3769

The following product recall is from the FDA on February 23, 2012.

The Florida Brewery, Inc. is recalling certain lots of Goya, Great Value, Hatuey, Mr. Special, Polar, Publix, Regal, and SuperMax brand non-alcoholic malta beverages packaged in 7-oz bottles because glass on the exterior of the bottles may break when the twist-off cap is removed from the bottle and can result in cuts to the mouth. To date, the Company has received two reports of consumers experiencing cuts to the mouth. The Goya, Great Value, Hatuey, Mr. Special, Polar, Publix, Regal, and SuperMax brand malta beverage lot codes being recalled are:

Brand Goya Great Value Hatuey Mr. Special Polar Publix Regal Super Max
Lot Code
  • 12/01/13
  • 12/08/13
  • 12/27/13
  • 12/28/13
  • 12/29/13
  • 01/06/13
  • 1/05/13
  • 1/06/13
  • 12/21/13
  • 12/22/13
  • 01/06/13
  • 01/07/13
  • 11/30/13
  • 12/01/13
  • 12/08/13
  • 12/09/13
  • 11/30/12
  • 12/22/12
  • 12/23/12
  • 12/29/12
  • 12/30/12
  • 01/03/13
  • 01/04/13
  • 11/28/13
  • 12/09/13
  • 12/27/13
  • 12/01/13
  • 12/09/13
  • 12/27/13
  • 12/28/13
  • 12/09/13
UPC 041331040068 681131762793 080480594909 008254820702 7591446006785;
7591446006761
041415109360 082502738889 870906000691


The lot codes are printed directly on the bottles above the label.

The Florida Brewery distributed the 7-oz Goya, Great Value, Hatuey, Mr. Special, Polar, Publix, Regal, and SuperMax brand malta beverages in Florida, Texas, Georgia, California and Puerto Rico during the period December 8, 2011 to February 1, 2012.

About the Recall


Consumers who are in possession of products with lot numbers listed above should return the product to the place of purchase. Consumers will receive either a full refund, product replacement, coupon or product credit. Consumers can call The Florida Brewery's consumer hotline at 1-866-872-8860 weekdays between 8am and 8pm eastern standard time, and weekends between 8am and 5pm eastern standard time to obtain additional details on the recall and the product return process.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3768

The following Israeli kashrus alert is from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate translated by Jerusalem Kosher News on January 23, 2012

Mounds, manufactured by Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, barcode 03403108 is being represented as kosher parve with a hechsher from the OU and Chief Rabbinate approval. This refers to bars distributed by Premium Amos Shivuk. The product contains milk, and is therefore dairy and chalav akum. The rabbinate has issued a recall, instructing mashgichim to remove it from store shelves.
Ed. note: This product is certified OU-D, cholov stam.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3767

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

Dole Fruit Salad with Extra Cherries (Salade De Fruit Avec Plus de Cerises), Dole Foods of Canada, Markham ON: This product, distributed in Canada, contains Carmine, as indicated in the ingredient panel. The Orthodox Union does not certify products that contain Carmine, and the stylized "K" symbol is unauthorized. Corrective measures have been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3766

The following product recall is from Tylenol and the FDA on February 17, 2012.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare announces voluntary nationwide recall of Infants' TYLENOL® Oral Suspension, 1 oz. Grape due to dosing system complaints. The recalled lot numbers are BIL0U00, BIL0V00, BIL3500, BJL2D00, BJL2E00, BJL2T00, BJL2U00 and the UPC code is 300450122308.
McNeil is initiating this voluntary recall as a precaution after receiving a small number of complaints from consumers who reported difficulty using the Infants' TYLENOL® SimpleMeasure™ dosing system. SimpleMeasure™ includes a dosing syringe, which a parent or caregiver inserts into a protective cover, or “flow restrictor,” at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose. In some cases, the flow restrictor was pushed into the bottle when inserting the syringe. Children's TYLENOL® products are intended for children two years of age and older and remain available.
f the flow restrictor is pushed into the bottle, the parent or caregiver should not use the product. Consumers can request a refund by visiting www.tylenol.com or contacting McNeil at 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time). Parents and caregivers with any health questions or concerns should contact their healthcare provider and visit www.tylenol.com for additional information.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3764
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