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The following revised kashrus notice is from the COR Detroit with additional information from the OU on December 1, 2011.

The following is a list of Soft Scrub Cleaners oft Scrub products approvedby the OU even when not bearing an OU at this time:

  • Bleach Clean Gel Cleanser
  • Bleach Cleanser
  • Lemon Cleanser
  • Liquid Gel With Bleach
  • Soft Scrub Scrubby Pads
  • Soft Scrub Total Bath and Bowl Cleaner
  • Soft Scrub Total with Bleach Cleanser
  • Soft Scrub with Baking Soda Cleanser
  • Soft Scrub with Bleach Cleanser Mountain Breeze
  • Total All Purpose Cleaner

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3662

The following kashrus alert is from the COR Detroit and confirmed by the OU on November 29, 2011.

GATORADE "FIERCE GRAPE" THIRST QUENCHER liquid drink now in stores is Kosher even if the label does not bear the OU. Newer labels do bear the OU. Please note that Gatorade Prime Pre-Game Fuel drink, Gatorade Recovery Post-Game beverage, and Gatorade powders are not certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3661

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on November 25, 2011.

APPLETISER is kosher certified with or without the Beth Din logo, ONLY when produced in South Africa. Imported Appletiser is NOT certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3659

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on November 25, 2011.

The following Woolworths products are kosher and parev even without the Beth Din logo, but only when produced in Belgium.

  • WOOLWORTHS OAT DRINK
  • WOOLWORTHS SWEETENED SOYA DRINK
  • WOOLWORTHS UNSWEETENED SOYA MILK
  • WOOLWORTHS RICE DRINK
  • WOOLWORTHS CHOCO DRINK
  • WOOLWORTHS SOYA CUSTARD VANILLA

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3658

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

Trans-Ocean Products, Inc., Bellingham, WA is recalling its 4 ounce "transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon" with lot numbers 1280W & 1293W because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The effected “transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon” 4 ounce packages were distributed to four supermarket chains in six states: Demoulas Marketbasket in MA and NH; Giant Eagle in PA, WV, MD, and OH.
The product is sliced cold-smoked Sockeye salmon. It is vacuum packaged in a white and green plastic pouch and bears the brand name “transOCEAN.” The lot number is ink jetted on the back panel of the package, on the right hand margin. The potential for contamination was reported to Trans-Ocean Products by the manufacturer of the product. The item was not produced by Trans-Ocean Products and this recall does not affect any other products produced or distributed by Trans-Ocean Products.
Consumers that have purchased “transOCEAN Wild Alaska Sockeye Smoked Salmon” are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Trans-Ocean Products. Call (800) 290-2722 Monday – Friday 6AM to 5PM PST. Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend please call (360) 739-4181.


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

King & Prince Seafood Corp. of Brunswick, GA, is initiating a voluntary recall of Nova Style Cold Smoked Salmon and Sable Fish Lox, Salmon Sushi Fillets, and Salmon Trim because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


The following products are recalled and the K&P Item numbers observed the master cases:

 K&P Item #  Description
 052211 TransOcean Wild Alaska Sockeye Cold Smoked Salmon, 4 oz pouch. UPC 715166302010
 050002 Vital Choice Sable Fish Lox , 96 packages/4 oz
 050002 Vital Choice Sockeye Lox, 96 packages/4 oz
 052170 Portico Prime Nova Style Smoked King Salmon Fillet.  Each case contains 2 packages, 2 lb each.  UPC 10074865017043, item # on pouch label 1637289
 052176 Portico Bounty Nova Style Smoked Keta Salmon Fillet. Each case contains 2 packages, 2 lb each.  Item # on pouch label 1639673
 052210 RainCoast Brand 4 oz  Nova Sockeye; UPC 810757007555
 052792 Portico Prime Nova Style Norwegian Center Cut.  Each case contains 2 Trays, 3 lb each. UPC 1007486550329.  Item # on pouch label 8013682
 052800 Mrs Friday’s or King & Prince Brand Nova Style Atlantic Salmon Fillet.  Each case contains 2 packages, 2 lb each
 052801 Portico Prime Nova Style Norwegian Salmon Fillet.  Each case contains 2 packages, 2 lb each. UPC 00074865503525. Item # on pouch label 8016917
 052802 Portico Prime Nova Style Atlantic Salmon Fillet.  Each case contains 2 packages, 2 lb each. UPC 00074865503501 Item # on pouch label 8014490
 052805 King & Prince or Mrs. Friday’s Brand Nova Style Atlantic Salmon 10 /random wts. fillets  Label states Item # 63582, UPC 052805
 052818 Mrs Friday’s Brand Nova Style Atlantic Salmon Trim.  Each case contains 12 packages, 1 lb. each
 052830 King & Prince or Mrs. Friday’s Brand Nova Style Sockeye Fillets.  Each case contains 2 packages, 2 lb each
 052838 King & Prince or Mrs. Friday’s Nova Style Sockeye Trim.  Each case contains 12 packages, 1 lb. each
 052878 Mrs. Friday’s Nova Style Chum Trim.  Each case contains 12 packages, 1 lb. each
 052898 Mrs. Friday’s Nova Style King Salmon Trim.  Each case contains 12 packages, 1 lb. each
 56150 Shirakiku brand Smoked Salmon Sushi Fillet, approximately one 5lb. fillet per vacuum pouch, total 50 lb per box.
 56160 Cascade Select Atlantic Salmon Sushi Fillet A, approximately one 5lb. fillet per vacuum pouch, total 50 lb per box.
 56161 Cascade Select Atlantic Salmon Sushi Fillet AA, approximately one 5lb. fillet per vacuum pouch, total 50 lb per box.
 56162 Atlantic Salmon Sushi Fillet B, approximately one 5lb. fillet per vacuum pouch, total 50 lb per box.
 56164 Cascade Select Atlantic Salmon Sushi Fillet A, approximately one 5lb. fillet per vacuum pouch, total 52 lb per box
 56177 Salmon Bay Brand Atlantic Salmon Sushi Fillet approximately one 5lb. fillet per vacuum pouch, total 50 lb per box.
 56188 New Wave Brand Atlantic Salmon Sushi Fillet, approximately one 5lb. fillet per vacuum pouch, total 50 lb per box.
 56410 Sockeye Teien, approximately one 5lb. fillet per vacuum pouch, total 22 lb per box

The products were distributed nationwide through brokers and foodservice distributors during period starting on October 4th 2011.  All products are originally distributed frozen, but may be sold refrigerated at the retail level.

All Nova Style, pre-sliced, cold smoked products, sushi fillets, and salmon trims are packed in vacuum pouches and distributed frozen.

The recalled products are marked with one of the following production Date Codes and they are observed on the individual pouches and master cases: 1277W, 1278W, 1279W, 1280W, 1281W, 1283W, 1284W, 1285W, 1286W, 1287W, 1290W, 1291W, 1292W, 1293W, 1294W, 1297W, 1298W, 1299W, 1300W, 1303W, 1306W, 1311W, 1312W, 1313W, 1314W.

For customers who have any of the above products with these codes they should return the product where purchased for full refund.  Distributors should notify King & Prince Seafood of quantities they wish to return once their internal recall process has been completed. 

If the product was purchased from one of King & Prince Seafood’s Re-Distribution partners, product will need to be returned through that Re-Distributor.  Product purchased direct from King & Prince Seafood can be returned directly to King & Prince Seafood’s warehouse.

The firm initiated a voluntary recall after FDA collected finished products samples and environmental swab samples during the investigation, and the samples were found positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
This recall is made with the knowledge of U.S Food and Drug Administration.

Customers can contact Customer Service at 1-800-632-5464 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday or email to nova@kpseafood.com for a product return authorization.

If you have any question about this recall, please contact Carol T. Hastings, Office 912-261-7030, Email: chastings@kpseafood.com or King & Prince, Bellingham, Washington at 360-733-9090.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3654

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 28, 2011.

Barilla Montanara, Barilla America, Inc., Bannockburn, IL, has been reformulated and will now once again bear an OU. Only the product bearing the OU symbol should be used.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3657

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 25 2011.

White Toque Authentic French Blinis bear an unauthorized OU, are not certified by the Orthodox Union and contain dairy ingredients. It was sold in Costco stores in California. The product is being withdrawn from the marketplace.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3656

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR twitterfeed on November 16, 2011.

Large bottle of Heinz Pure Apple Cider Vinegar has a COR. Small bottle doesn't because it's made on a line with non kosher wine vinegar.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3653

The following kashrus alert is the Mekor Baruch Orthodox Supervision on November 22, 2011.

Pita Pocket Eatery, 582 Townshipline Road in Cheltenham, PA is no longer under the Supervision of Mekor Baruch.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3652

The following kashrus alert is the Star-K on November 23, 2011.

FINE LINE SELECT brand Grade A IQF Chopped Spinach, bears an unauthorized Star-K symbol. This product is not certified by Star-K. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3651
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