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The following kashrus alert is from the editor on September 15, 2011.

Supermarkets and food service purveyors are placing non-kosher products such as traife meat or non-kosher cooked foods in ads that feature Happy Rosh HaShana or such as the headline. Consumers need to check each product before purchase.
Examples of current problems:

  • The Key Food circular has non-kosher items listed under the "Rosh HaShana Specials" and "Kosher Specials".
  • Big Y is selling non-kosher meat under Lshanah Tovah, Happy New Year alongside the traditiona ethnic Jewish special items.

Ed. note: When you see misleading ads, please call the stores and tell them that tnis is not acceptable.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3577

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on September 16, 2011.

Wood Grilled Pizza Crust from The Pizza Gourmet, Providence RI bears an unauthorized OU. The company has removed the OU from the packaging, but some products with the unauthorized OU may still be in some stores.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3578

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on September 13, 2011.

Please be advised that OK Kosher Certification no longer certifies any Olive Oils distributed by Ciuti International, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Any product bearing the OK kosher symbol is unauthorized.
Ed. note from the OK: Anything produced after October 2010 is unauthorized.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3573

The following health alert is from the FDA dated September 7, 2011.

Sanith Ourn Farm, Indiantown, Fl, is recalling Fresh Hot Basil herb because it may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled Fresh Hot Basil was distributed to retailers and one wholesale location in WA, OR, and RI on August 23, 2011 and August 30, 2011. Hot Basil has a 5 day shelf life.
Three hundred and ninety pounds (390 lbs) of product was shipped in 10 lb. shipping containers marked with FLT DATE of 08/23/11 and 08/30/11. Retailers may have bundled or wrapped the hot basil in small foam trays prior to placing on retail shelves.
Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company, Sanith Ourn, at (561) 449-6660, Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM, EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3576

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on September 12, 2011.

Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms, Pajaro, CA is recalling The SunRidge Farms All Natural Milk Chocolate Cranberries listed below which may contain SunRidge Farms All Natural Milk Chocolate Toffee Peanuts. We are initiating the voluntary recall because the products have the potential to be contaminated with an undeclared allergen.
Consumers who have purchased the items mentioned below should return it to the retail store where they purchased it for a full refund. If they have any questions, they should call Falcon Trading Company's customer service at 1-831-786-7000.
RE: SUNRIDGE FARMS ALL NATURAL MILK CHOCOLATE CRANBERRIES


    Item UPC Lot Item Pack Code Code Code Description Size
    868051 086700680513 0211176 SunRidge Farms All Natural Milk Chocolate Cranberries 6.5 oz Package 144 Cases; 1728 Individual packages involved in the recall Manufactured on January 21, 2011
    021315 086700213155 3271003 SunRidge Farms All Natural Milk Chocolate Cranberries 10 Pound Box 475 Bulk cases involved in the recall Manufactured on November 29, 2010

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3575

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on September 13, 2011.

Please be advised that any Olive Oil distributed by B.M.A. USA, Inc. Glendale, CA bears an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. This product is not certified by OK Kosher Certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3574

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on September 13, 2011.

Irish Crème flavored Coffee grounds produced by Chicago Coffee Roastery, Huntley, Illinois, was mistakenly produced with a dairy ingredient, and should be treated as kosher dairy (Cholov Stam). All product made after September 4th is kosher pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3572

The following kashrus alert is from the OK and the Turtikov Beth Din posted on September 12, 2011.

from the OK: Please be advised that due to kashrus violations UNITED PACKAGING GROUP, (Cedarhurst, NY) and its brands COFFEE BREAK and KOSHER SELECT are no longer certified by OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION. Corrective measures are being taken.

from the Turtikov Beth Din: Please be aware that we no longer certify products produced by United Packaging Group.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3570

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din on September 8, 2011.

Woodpecker Cider, listed as approved Parev on p.113 of The Really Jewish Food Guide 2011, has changed formulation and is Not Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3567

The following British kashrus notice is from the London Beth Din on September 8, 2011.

Walkers Meringues, listed as Supervised Dairy on p.58 of The Really Jewish Food Guide 2011, are in fact Supervised Parev.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3569
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