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The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on January 3, 2012.

Bestnut Royal Mix and Bestnut Tokyo Snack are no longer certified by the Beth Din with or without the Beth Din Logo.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3711

The following health alert is from Miller's Cheese and World Cheese on December 29, 2011.

The following Miller's and Haolam Shredded Cheese products are recalled due to potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes:

  • All 8 oz and 16 oz. bags of Miller's and Haolam shredded cheese (Pizza, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Fancy, Muenster, R/F Muenster, R/F Cheddar), with an expiration of June 5,2012 through Sept 4, 2012
  • All 32 oz bags of Miller’s shredded Mozzarella and Haolam Shredded Mozzarella and Gourmet Blend with an expiration date of February 6, 2012 through May 7, 2012
  • All 5 lb bags of Miller’s and Haolam shredded Mozzarella, Cheddar, Muenster and Monterey Jack with a pack date of September 8, 2011 through Dec 7, 2011
  • Please note: everything is expiration date except the 5 lb. Shredded bags are pack date.
The voluntary recall of the Miller’s and Haolam products were only for the shredded cheese and does NOT involve any of the other quality cheese products under the Miller’s and Haolam brand including any of the types of cheese that were shredded that also come in other shapes, sizes or forms (not shredded).
The plant that was the subject of the voluntary recall is only a packaging facility, and the cheese involved was a different brand of cheese that was brought into the plant with the listeria. As noted, all of the Miller’s shredded cheese tested, was found to be negative for the Listeria monocytogenes.

From Stop and Shop and Giant Supermarkets on December 30, 2011 The following Cheese products, with expiration dates of June 5, 2012 through September 4, 2012, are recalled due to potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes:

  • Miller's Shredded Cheddar Cheese Size: 8 oz. UPC: 7881236950
  • Miller's Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Size: 8 oz. UPC: 7881200910
  • Haolam Shredded Cheddar Cheese Size: 8 oz. UPC: 2663826200
  • Haolam Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Size: 8 oz. UPC: 2663800264
  • Haolam Shredded Pizza Cheese Size: 8 oz. UPC: 2663826300
Product is being recalled due to potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this product. Product may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Customers may contact Miller's via their website at www.millerscheesecorp.com, Giant Consumer Affairs at 1-888-469-4426 or Stop & Shop Consumer Affairs at 1-800-767-7772.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3708

The following health alert is from the FDA on December 28, 2011 .

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., is voluntarily recalling Winn-Dixie Brand Italian Green Beans sold in the 14.5 oz can with a UPC code of 2114021236 and a best by date of Sept. 2014, due to a potential for in-shell peanuts mixed with the green beans. Consumers with questions about the recalled product may contact the Winn-Dixie Guest Service Center toll free at 1.866.WINN-DIXIE (866.946.6349).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3705

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on December 30, 2011 .

Tim Tam biscuits available in South Africa are NOT KOSHER, even when bearing the KA logo on the packaging. According to Kosher Australia, these are "definitely not kosher unless there is a KA also by the use by date. The non kosher variety will say "Not Kosher" by the use by date.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3706

The following kashrus alert is from the Central Rabbinical Congress on December 27, 2011 .

The Central Rabbinical Congress has removed their supervision from KFS Nuts. The text of their alert can be found here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3704

The following change in certification is from the Star-K on December 26, 2011 .

COCOACCINOS, 2831 Smith Avenue, Baltimore MD, 21209, has changed certification from Rabbi Sholom Salfer to Rabbi Zvi Weiss.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3703

The following change in certification is from the Star-K on December 26, 2011 .

ACCENTS GRILL ON THE ATRIUM, 2839 Smith Avenue, Baltimore MD, 21209 has changed certification from the Star-K to the OU.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3702

The following health alert is from the FDA on December 21, 2011.

AMcNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. (McNeil) is voluntarily recalling certain lots of MOTRIN® IB 24 count COATED CAPLETS, MOTRIN® IB 24 count COATED TABLETS and MOTRIN® IB 24+6 count COATED CAPLETS from retailers. The products were distributed in the United States, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Fiji, Belize, St. Lucia and Jamaica. This is not a consumer level recall, which means that consumers do not need to dispose of or return the product. There is no safety concern if consumers continue taking the product in accordance with its label; however, it is possible there may be a delay in experiencing relief. This action is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse events.
McNeil is recalling these products because testing of product samples showed that some caplets may not dissolve as quickly as intended when nearing their expiration date. Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling all the listed products since there is a chance they could experience a similar problem as they approach expiration. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Consumer Call Center at 1-888-222-6036 (available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time).
The lot numbers (a full list is attached below) for the recalled product can be found on the side of the carton label.

FULL RECALLED PRODUCT LIST:

Product Name Lot Number UPC Code
MOTRIN® IB 24 COATED TABLETS ADA069, ALA168, ALA244
AMA286, APA001, ASA001
300450463029
MOTRIN® IB 24 COATED CAPLETS ACA310, ACA460, ADA407
AEA262, AFA226, AJA170
ALA037, ALA163, AMA012
AMA331, AMA342, APA035
ASA082, ASA123, ASA285
BDA238, BDA260, BDA383
BEA065, BEA148, BEA269
BEA277, BFA064, BFA144
BFA244, BHA078, BHA147
BHA167, BHA198, BJA164
BJA221, BMA144, BMA215
BMA271, BSA022, BSA056
CBA063, CBA107, CCA028
CDA003, CFA065, CFA100
CHA012, CHA044, CHA066
CHA080, CMA028, CMA035
CMA057, CMA102, CMA108
300450481030
MOTRIN® IB 24+6 COATED CAPLETS ACA761, ALA265 300450481641

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3701

The following health alert is from the FDA on December 23, 2011.

Avon Heights Mushrooms, in full cooperation with the FDA is recalling certain packages of fresh packaged spinach. The brands include Krisp Pak 1 Ooz bags, Better Brand 10oz.bags, and Avon Heights 4-2.51b bags. The implicated packages have a "best if used by" code of DEC16 and codes DP 340 and T691. During routine surveillance sampling, one package of Better Brand 10oz spinach tested positive for ecoli 0157h. Out of a preponderance of caution the company is recalling all packages produced on the affected day. Consumers should discard the product with the specific codes and write to the company address on the package for a refund. Refunds will only be given for the product with the above specified codes.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3700

The following health alert is from the FDA on December 22, 2011.

Green Valley Food Corp. of is recalling 650 cases of Let's Grow Healthy Together! Alfalfa Sprouts 5 oz. containers, because the results showed to be contaminated with Salmonella. “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Alfalfa Sprouts 5 oz. containers were distributed in Texas via truck deliveries to all customers in Texas. All customers were retail chains and food distribution centers. If you are a customer affected by this recall you will be receiving a letter asking for the quantities you were shipped and their whereabouts. Please, respond as soon as possible. The product is in a plastic container that measures 4-inch by 4-inch container that has a lid. The containers UPC number is 714722228818. The label has blue lettering that states “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Alfalfa Sprouts 5 oz. containers. The code date on the shipping box is an orange tag that will state the number,”3440210”. The “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Alfalfa Sprouts 5 oz. containers will have a white tag on the upper right hand side of the label with the date of 1/1/2012.
Should you have any “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Alfalfa Sprouts 5 oz. containers please dispose of the product by throwing away in a trash receptacle, this is a cautionary measure to assure our customers of safe products. Consumers who have purchased these “Let’s Grow Healthy Together!” Alfalfa Sprouts 5 oz. containers with a best used by date of 1/1/2012 should dispose of the product immediately. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at (214) 939-3900 from Monday thru Friday from 6:00am to 4:00pm and on Saturday from 6:00am to noon, or via email at info@greenvalleyfood.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3699
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