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Kashrus alert on Cape Gourmet Signature Seafood Frozen Fish Fillets

April 20, 2017 from the Star-K:

Cape Gourmet Signature Seafood Brand Frozen Fish Fillets
Please note that CAPE GOURMET SIGNATURE SEAFOOD brand frozen NORWEGIAN ATLANTIC SALMON and NORWEGIAN COD PORTIONS, packed for United Seafood Enterprises, sold in ShopRite stores, bears an unauthorized STAR-K on the back of the package.
Corrective action is being taken.

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Kashrus alert on Starbucks Rare Unicorn Frappuccino Blended Crème

April 20, 2017 from the Star-K in response to a question from the editor:

There is information on the web that Starbucks Rare Unicorn Frappuccino Blended Crème is kosher. In response to my question the Star-K reported "The ingredients of the unicorn are not all certified Kosher. Working directly with Starbucks, Star K has not been able to approve this item.

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Post Passover Erroneous Information on Beverly Blvd. Alta Vista Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf store

April 19, 2017 from KosherLA

There is erroneous information being shared on WhatsApp groups, and from some Shul announcements, that the Beverly Blvd. / Alta Vista CBTL has lost its Hechser/Kosher certification. This is NOT correct information. The Beverly Blvd. / Alta Vista Coffee Bean store is still under Kosher LA certification and IS KOSHER CERTIFIED, nothing has changed. All kosher certified Coffee Bean stores remain unchanged.

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Jimmy’s Cookies LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in The Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies LOT# 047

April 14, 2017 from the fDA:

Jimmy’s Cookies LLC of Clifton, NJ is recalling LOT #047 The Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies from all retail stores, because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The Bakery Peanut Chocolate Chunk Cookies LOT #047 was sold in retail stores and distributed Nationwide in bakeries.
The Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies LOT #047 are packed 10 cookies to a 14 oz. container with an orange label. LOT #047 can be found printed in black ink on the top of the package.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product containing milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a temporary breakdown in the company’s labeling processes.
Consumers who have purchased The Bakery Peanut Chocolate Chunk Cookies from retail stores are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the firm Monday through Friday, from the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST) at (973) 779-8500.

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The Smokehouse of NY Recalls Smoked Fish Products Listed Because of Possible Health Risk

April 12, 2017 from the fDA:

The Smokehouse of NY, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 is recalling all of the Smoked fish listed below, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Norwegian 4oz & 8oz and whole sides Irish 4oz & 8oz Scottish 4oz & 8oz
Pastrami 4oz & 8oz Gravlax 4oz & 8oz Trimmings 8oz
Sturgeon 4oz Kippered Salmon 8oz Sable 8oz
Whitefish Salad Trout Fillet 8oz  
 

These products were distributed through New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Alabama, Minnesota, and Montana. Product was distributed to markets, restaurants, and hotels. To identify our products there is our logo on every package with our name The Smokehouse of NY in black cryovaced bags. The expiration dates will be from April 5th to April 19th.

The recall was a result of a routine inspection sampling program by the company which revealed there was listeria present in our warehouse. This recall is a voluntary action taken by my company to ensure that our product is pulled from the market until we rectify this situation. Our company had ceased all production, manufacturing and distributing, until our company meets all guidelines implemented by FDA before resuming production and rectifying all issues.

For any information or questions please contact us immediately. We can be reached directly for any information at 914-630-4788. We can be reached Monday-Friday 7am-3pm. Any and all returns will be credited in full.

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Nassau Candy Distributors Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Almonds in H.E.B Brand Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate

April 11, 2017 from the fDA:

Nassau Candy Distributors of Hicksville, NY, is voluntarily recalling 8 oz. bags of H.E.B brand Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate because they may contain undeclared Almonds. People who have allergies to Almonds run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The product is packaged in 8 oz. zipper bags with UPC CODE 041220985883 and has a Best By Date of 02/27/18 on the lower right back panel of the packaging. No other product or Best By Dates are affected by this recall. The recalled Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate was distributed to H.E.B in San Antonio, Texas. All product with the Best By Date of 02/27/18 has been removed from the store shelves and destroyed. The company has received one allergy complaint to date. This recall was initiated after it was reported via a social media complaint that a bag contained almonds but were not listed on the packaging. The company continues its investigation into the matter and has temporarily suspended production of this item. Consumers who have purchased the 8 oz. bags of H.E.B brand Pomegranate Infused Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Nassau Candy Distributors at 516-433-7100 ext. 7297, Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm EST.

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Lakeside Foods, Inc. Recalls Season's Choice Frozen Sweet Peas Because of Possible Health Risk

April 11, 2017 from the fDA:

Lakeside Foods, Inc. of Manitowoc, WI is voluntarily recalling 1,568 packages of 16 ounce Season's Choice Brand Frozen Peas packed for Aldi, Inc. distributed in 7 states because it has the po.tential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Product was distributed to only Aldi Stores in Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Wisconsin and is sold at retail stores in these states. The affected product was distributed in poly bags under the following label codes:

  • Season's Choice Sweet Peas, Net Weight 16 oz (1 LB) 454 g UPC code 041498164294
  • Code: DC27063 PLAA6206 BEST BY 09 2018
  • DC27063 BNAD7266 BEST BY 09 2018
  • DC37063 BNAD7266 BEST BY 09 2018
  • DC47063 BNAD7266 BEST BY 09 2018
  • DC57063 BNAD7266 BEST BY 09 2018
  • DC57063 BNAF6236 BEST BY 09 2018
  • DC57063 BNAF6236 BEST BY 09 2018

No other Lakeside Foods or Aldi products are affected by this voluntary recall.
Consumers who have purchased this specific lot code should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.
Consumer with questions may contact the company at 1-800-466-3834, Monday-Friday 8 AM – 3PM. <

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Orthodox Baking Co Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Almond Paste In "Chocolate Kokosh Cake"

April 10, 2017 from the fDA:

Orthodox Baking Co. in Belleville, N.J. 07109, today announced a voluntary recall of its 16 ounce packages of Oberlander Gluten Free Brand “Chocolate Kokosh Cake" chocolate filled cake because they contain undeclared almond paste. People who have allergies to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
The recalled "Chocolate Kokosh Cake" were distributed nationwide in retail stores and supermarkets. No other products are impacted.
The product comes in a 16 ounce, clear plastic package with a wraparound label. It is marked with a “last date sale” of April 30 printed on the back of the label and further identified with UPC #43711 18093 7.
This voluntary recall was initiated on April 5, 2017, after an unconfirmed report of an allergic reaction was investigated by Orthodox Baking Co. and it revealed that the almond paste-containing cake was distributed in packaging that identified in the ingredient declaration the presence of “kernel paste” instead of “almond paste”. The problem was caused by a labeling error limited to this item. Consumers who have purchased 16 ounce packages of “Chocolate Kokosh Cake" chocolate filled cake are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Due to Passover Holiday consumers with questions may contact the company only during these specific dates and times: Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 1PM to 3PM EDST at the following number 1- 347-450-7077

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Canadian Food Recall Warning - Wholesome Farms brand Vanilla Sundae Cup recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

March 31, 2017 - from the CFIA and on April 4, 2017:

Central Smith Creamery is recalling Wholesome Farms brand Vanilla Sundae Cup from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Food service institutions, such as hospitals and nursing homes, should not serve or use the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Wholesome Farms Vanilla Sundae Cup 115 ml 017032 None
Wholesome Farms Vanilla Ice Cream Sundae Cup (case) 48 x 115 ml 7382200017032029
2/1/17
00074865915427
Wholesome Farms Strawberry Sundae Cup 115 ml 03204 None
Wholesome Farms Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae Cup (case) 48 x 115 ml 7382200018032042
2/1/17
00074865915038

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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.

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Olde York Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in One Lot of Clancy’s Snack Combo 20 X 1 oz.

April 4, 2017 - from the FDA:

Olde York of Fort Wayne, IN is recalling the specific lot code SELL BY JUN 07 2017 2D9 for Clancy’s Snack Combo 20 x 1 oz (UPC 0 41498 12999 6) because it may contain undeclared milk.
The recalled Clancy’s Snack Combo 20 x 1 oz SELL BY JUN 07 2017 2D9 is a variety pack of 1 oz bags of snacks including potato chips, tortilla chips and cheese curls. The recalled product was distributed to Aldi stores in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The product comes in a 20 oz plastic package stickered with a sell by date of ‘SELL BY JUN 07 2017 2D9’.
The recall was initiated after one consumer reported finding the Nacho Tortilla Chips in two of the Barbecue Potato Chips 1 oz bags. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an isolated breakdown in the company’s cleaning process.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled Clancy’s Snack Combo 20 x 1 oz SELL BY JUN 07 2017 2D9 are urged to discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (416) 627-7212.

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