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Brosia Royal Jelly - Unauthorized COR Symbol

March 20, 2017, - From the COR:

Brosia Honey with Royal Jelly is not recommended even when bearing a COR 288 symbol. Resolution: Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5892

Nestlé Parlour Cream Pops – Creamy Delights Missing Dairy Designation

March 7, 2017, - From the COR:

Nestlé Parlour Cream Pops – Creamy Delights was inadvertently labeled with a DE designation (Dairy Equipment):
The product is DAIRY and kosher certified. Distribution: Sold across Canada Resolution: Corrective measures are being taken

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5891

Kashrus Information on Costco Salmon that is missing the OU

April 4, 2016: From the OU in response to a reader's question, reissued April 30, 2017 because the product without a hecksher is still being sold:
The Orthodox Union certifies Costco’s Kirkland Select Farmed Atlantic Salmon with 4% Salt and Water Solution (Raw and Frozen, a.k.a. "Costco Salmon"), made in Norway. Some of this product is being sold in packaging that does not have the OU symbol. Please note, however, that this product is manufactured under the supervision of the Orthodox Union and it kosher for year-round and Passover use. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5419

Canadian Updated Food Recall Warning - Mom's Pantry / Jim & Leonie brand 3" Unsweetened Tart Shells and 9" Unbaked Pie Lids recalled due to E. coli O121

April 25, 2017 - from the CFIA:

The food recall warning issued on April 25, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Mom's Pantry is recalling Mom's Pantry / Jim & Leonie brand 3" Unsweetened Tart Shells and 9" Unbaked Pie Lids from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Mom's Pantry / Jim & Leonie 3" Unsweetened Tart Shells 90 x 19 g All units sold from December 1, 2016 up to and including April 28, 2017 None
Mom's Pantry / Jim & Leonie 9" Unbaked Pie Lids 15 x 142 g All units sold from March 15, 2017 up to and including April 28, 2017 None

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5890

OU Kosher Advisory Arnold’s Bread

April 24, 2017 from the OU:

Arnold's Various breads, Bimbo Bakeries USA
The Orthodox Union does not certify dairy breads. Recently, many breads manufactured by Bimbo Bakeries USA, including some Arnold brand breads, were reformulated and now contain dairy. As a result, breads that were previously certified by the Orthodox Union no longer carry the OU Symbol. Consumers should look for the OU symbol to ascertain that a product is kosher.

April 26, 2017 From Bimbo Bakeries: The following Arnold Products will remain Kosher:

7341000304 Brick Oven Big Slice White
7341000500 Brick Oven White 2lb
7341001260 Light Whole Wheat
7341001388 Light Whole Wheat 2pk
7341002250 Stoneground Wheat
7341002570 Classic Honey Wheat
7341002572 Classic 100% WW
7341002654 Classic Potato
7341003200 Plain Rye
7341003202 Everything Rye
7341003205 Seeded Rye
7341003209 Marble Rye
7341003210 Melba Rye Seeded
7341013552 Steak Rolls 6pk
7341013980 Classic Italian
7341016140 Hearty 100% WW Hamburger Rolls 8pk
7341016141 Hearty White Hamburger Rolls 8pk
7341016142 Hearty Seeded Hamburger Rolls 8pk
7341016299 New England Style Hot Dog Rolls 16pk
7341016330 Select Top Sliced Hot Dog Rolls 8pk
7341016332 Hot Dog Rolls 8pk

List of Arnold certified products. Each product must bear an OU:

  • 73410-02570 Classic Honey Wheat 22 OZ
  • l73410-02572 Classic 100WW 22 OZ
  • 73410-02654 Classic Potato
  • 73410-13554 Arnold Select Wheat Sandwich Rolls 8 ct 16 oz
  • 73410-13558 Arnold Select Wheat Hot Dog Rolls 8 cl 14 oz
  • 73410-13980 Italian 22 oz
  • 73410-16300 Arnold Select Hamburger Rolls 8 ct 16 oz
  • 73410-16305 Arnold Select Sandwich Rolls with Sesame Seeds 8 ct 14 oz
  • Bakery Light 100% Whole Wheat
  • Brick Oven White Bread
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Dutch Style Rolls
  • Half Pumpenickel •Half Seeded Rye •Half Seedless Rye
  • Ham 8
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Hearty White Hamburger Buns
  • Hearty 100% Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
  • Hearty Seeded Hamburger Buns
  • Herb Seasoned Stuffing
  • Hot Oog 8
  • Hot Dog Buns
  • Hot Dog Roils
  • Jewish Rye Melba Thin
  • Plain Unseasoned Stuffing
  • Prime Baked Crustini Rolls
  • Prime Baked Golden Brat Buns
  • Restaurant Style Hamburger Buns
  • Restaurant Style Hot Dog Buns
  • Restaurant Style New England Hot Dog Rolls
  • Restaurant Style Seeded Rolls
  • Sage & Onion Stuffing
  • Sandwich Thins
  • Seasoned Stuffing
  • Select New England Hot Dog Rolls
  • Select Top Sliced Hot Dog Rolls
  • Sesame Hamburger Buns
  • Slender Slice Seedless Rye
  • Soft Rolls
  • Stadium Crustini Rolls 270z/12P
  • Stadium Style Brat Buns
  • Stadium Style Crustini Buns
  • Stone Ground Wheat Bread
  • Sweet Golden Potato Hot Dog Rolls
  • Sweet Golden Potato Sandwich Rolls
  • Unseasoned Stuffing
  • WG Wheat Sandwich Rolls
  • Wheat Hamburger Buns
  • Wheat Hot Dog Buns
  • Whole Grain White Thins •Whole Wheat Thins
Brand: Arnold Premium
  • Italian 12 Steak Roils
  • Italian 6 Steak Rolls
  • Italian 8 Crustini Rolls
Brand: Arnold Select
  • 100% Whole Wheat 8 Burger Rolls
  • 100% Whole Wheat 8 Hot Dog Rolls
  • Sesame Seeded Sandwich Rolls

List of products list of Arnold’s breads which are no longer OU Certified or are no longer being produced is here

Ed. note: Consumers contact Bimbo Bakery at 800-984-0989 to express their concerns about this loss of supervision and the change in the product formulation.


April 24, 2017 from the ORB - Updated Information on Arnold's Breads:

Bimbo Bakeries, which manufactures several brands of sandwich bread, rolls, and pastries, including Arnold's Breads, has reformulated at least one of their bread recipes. Because the OU does not certify dairy breads nor breads made on dairy equipment, the OU will no longer appear on many Arnold's items.

Arnold's dinner rolls, hamburger buns, and hot dog buns are manufactured on different equipment, are unaffected by this change, and therefore will retain the OU's supervision.

For a complete list of breads and other bakery products made by Bimbo, see www.bimbobakeriesusa.com/brand.

The bakery is responding to consumer complaints about the reformulation. Consumers should contact Bimbo Bakery at 800-984-0989 to express their concerns about the reformulation and consequent loss of OU supervision.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5882

Kashrus alert Safeway Kosher Deli, Portland, OR

April 27, 2017 - from Kosherquest.org and Oregon Kosher Facebook page:

Due to several factors, the Kosher deli at Safeway, 8145 SW Barbur Blvd in Portland, Or, will be closing as of the end of the day on May 4th. The Kosher bakery and other aspects of the Kosher program will continue.
Oregon Kosher is working closely with Safeway to look into the potential of leasing the Kosher deli space to a private vendor.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5888

The Original Bravo Pizza on Broadway in is Reverting Back to Non-Kosher in Manhattan

April 25, 2017 - from the YeahThatsKosher with confirmation from the OK:

From the OK: Bravo Kosher Pizza is closing down at the 1367 Broadway address, and opening up as a totally new non-kosher restaurant, without the Bravo name, and a completely different style/menu. There will be a gentleman standing outside for a period of time redirecting people to the new kosher Bravo at 107 West 37th St.

From Yeahthatskosher: "With the opening of the brand new, much larger Bravo Kosher Pizza & Poke across the street on W37th street, it was only a matter of time before the original Bravo Kosher Pizza (next to the former Kosher Delight space on Broadway) would revert back to a non-kosher pizzeria."
"Bravo Kosher Pizza’s other two locations, the new one across the street, and the one on Trinity Place downtown will remain open and kosher."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5886

British Kashrus alert; Lizis Granola cereals and Lizi's On the Go & GoGo products

April 26, 2017: From the London Beth Din Twitter Feed:

Lizis Granola cereals now LBD Kosher Certified Parev no logo.
NB Lizi's On the Go & GoGo products are not approved.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5885

Kosher Alert King David Restaurant, Queens, NY

April 25, 2017 from the Vaad of Queens Twitter Feed

Please be advised that effective April 7th 2017, the Vaad Harabonim of Queens no longer certifies King David Restaurant located at 101-10 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5884

Frito-Lay Recalls Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella

April 21, 2017 from the FDA:

Frito-Lay today announced it is voluntarily recalling select Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning. This action is the direct result of a supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeño powder that could contain Salmonella.
The products covered by this recall were distributed in retail stores and via foodservice, vending and other channels throughout the U.S. The specific recalled product information is listed below:

  • All sizes of the following two products that have a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior printed on the front upper panel of the package:
    • Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
    • Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
  • All of the following multipack offerings that have a “use by” date of JUN 20 or prior printed on the multipack package. In addition, a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior is printed on the front upper panel of the individual recalled product packages inside each multipack offering. Any other products or flavors contained in these multipacks are not being recalled.
    • 12 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Sack
    • 20 count Frito-Lay Bold Mix Sack
    • 30 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Tray
    • 30 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Tray
    • 32 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Box

No other flavors of Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips or Miss Vickie’s potato chips are impacted or being recalled. Jalapeño Cheddar Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat potato chips are not impacted or being recalled.
Consumers who have purchased these recalled products are advised not to consume them. Frito-Lay is working with the FDA on this recall to ensure the recalled products are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed.
Consumers can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 866-272-9393 for additional information from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Representative product images can be found at fritolay.com. For product reimbursement, consumers can visit www.jalapenochiprecall.com.


April 21, 2017 from the CFIA: Miss Vickie's Canada is recalling Miss Vickie's brand Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Miss Vickie's Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 40 g All "Guaranteed Fresh" dates up to and including JN 20 0 60410 00176 9
Miss Vickie's Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 66 g All "Guaranteed Fresh" dates up to and including JN 20 0 60410 01714 2
Miss Vickie's Jalapeño Kettle Cooked Potato Chips 220 g All "Guaranteed Fresh" dates up to and including JN 20 0 60410 06638 6
Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5883
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