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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

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

Swedish Glace Pearl Lollies on sale in some kosher shops are not currently KLBD certified or kosher approved.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3568

The following health alert is from the CFIA on September 1, 2011, September 6, 2011, and September 7, 2011.

The public warning issued on 9/1/2011 and 9/6/2011 have been expanded to include raw shelled walnuts sold from bulk and additional prepackaged raw shelled walnuts and walnut containing products.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Johnvince Foods are warning the public not to consume certain bulk and prepackaged raw shelled walnut products described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
The walnuts sold at retail from bulk bins and various brands of the prepackaged raw shelled walnuts and products containing walnuts described below are affected by this alert.

Brand & Product Size UPC Code
President's Choice Raw California Walnut Halves Unsalted 250 g 0 60383 87185 7 Best Before 2012 OC 07
Reddi Snack Hand Selected California Walnut 350 g 0 64777 28695 1 16581
Bulk walnuts distributed by Johnvince Foods and sold at retail from bulk bins** 11.34 kg N/A Sold from April 27 to August 6, 2011, inclusive
President’s Choice
Raw California Walnut Halves
Unsalted
250 g 0 60383 87185 7 Best Before 2012 OC 06 16572
President’s Choice
Deluxe Trail Mix
220 g 0 60383 87201 4 Best Before
2012/OC/06 16872
2012/OC/07 16881
No Frills
Natural Walnut Halves and Pieces
175 g 0 64777 37773 4 Best Before
2012/JL/14 16952
2012/JL/18 16991
Longo’s California Walnuts 240 g 7 72468 10107 9 Best Before
May/29/12 16462
May/29/12 16472
Compliments California Walnut
Halves & Pieces
225 g 0 68820 12395 8 Best Before
2012/FE/16 17281
2012/FE/16 17282
2012/JA/20 17011
2012/JA/25 17061
2011/DE/07 16582
Compliments Walnut Halves 100 g 0 55742 35977 0 Best Before
2011/NO/26 16461
2011/NO/26 16462
FreshCo
California Natural Walnut Halves & Pieces
200 g 7 70974 80188 9 Best Before
2011/NO/26 16461
Marketplace Co-op
"Halt" The Salt Walnut Halves & Pieces
250 g 0 64777 44085 8 2012 JL 11 16921
Johnvince Foods
Caramel Toffee Walnuts
11.34 kg N/A 16521
16531
16951
Stock & Barrel
Caramel Toffee Walnuts
300 g 0 64777 37906 6 Best Before
2012 JL 18 16991
Joe’s Tasty Travels
California Select Walnuts Mostly Halves
350 g 6 64989 60689 1 16501
16502
17302
Selection Walnut Halves 250 g 0 59749 90882 5 16472
16652
16662
Planters
Vitality Mix 100 Calories per bag
240 g
(12x20 g)
0 58716 98972 0 16881
Marketplace Co-op Vitality Mix 375 g 0 64777 44131 2 Best Before
2012/JL/05 16862
Bulk walnuts distributed by
Johnvince Foods and sold at retail
from bulk bins**
11.34 kg N/A Sold from April 27 to September 6, 2011,
inclusive
Picard Peanuts Ltd.
California Walnuts Halves /
Noix Grenoble
175 g 0 62645 04260 9 0208 to 2908
(Aug. 02 to 29, 2011)
Aliments Naturels Bonne Santé
Noix de Grenoble crues

Raw Walnuts
200 g N/A Sold from July 7 to
September 2, 2011,
inclusive
M & L Gourmet Selection
Walnut Halves
150 g 6 92559 98916 TC203
Stock & Barrel Caramel Toffee
Walnuts
300 g 0 64777 37906 6 Best Before
2012/JN/03 16541
Federated Vitality Mix 375 g 0 64777 44174 Best Before
2012 JN 29
2012 JL 05
Joe's Tasty Travels California Select Walnuts Mostly Halves 350 g 6 64989 60689 1 16511
17311
Joe's Tasty Travels Nothin' but (raw) Almonds 550 g 6 64989 60694 5 16582
Compliments Salted Toasted Corn 325 g 0 68820 12332 3 Best Before
2011/DE/07 16582
2011/DE/08 16591
Compliments Roasted & Salted Cashews 350 g 0 68820 12378 1 Best Before
2012/JA/27 17081 
Compliments California Natural Walnut Pieces 250 g 0 68820 12327 9 Best Before
2012/FE/16 17282 
FreshCo Natural Almonds 375 g 7 70974 80171 1 Best Before
2012/AU/17 17291 
Longos Organics Sultana Raisins 200 g 7 72468 09567 5 Best Before
2012/AU/16 17282 
Presidents Choice Raisin Cranberry Trail Mix 250 g 0 60383 87199 4 Best Before
2012/AU/22 17341
2012/AU/19 17312
Reddisnack Hand Selected California Walnuts 350 g 0 64777 28694 1 17312
16582
Selection Vitality Mix 325 g 0 59749 90982 2 16662 
Stock & Barrel Raw Almonds 400 g 0 64777 38425 1 Best Before
2012/NO/25 17061 
2012/NO/27 17081 
Stock & Barrel BBQ Peanuts 400 g 0 64777 37944 8 Best Before
2012/JA/27 17081 
2012/JA/27 17082 
Stock & Barrel Salted Roasted Almonds 400 g 0 64777 37950 9 Best Before
2012/ JL/ 25 17061 
Bulk walnuts distributed by
Johnvince Foods and sold at retail
from bulk bins**
11.34 kg N/A Sold from April 27 to September 6, 2011,
inclusive
Picard Peanuts Ltd.
California Walnuts Halves /
Noix Grenoble
175 g 0 62645 04260 9 0208 to 2908
(Aug. 02 to 29, 2011)
Aliments Naturels Bonne Santé
Noix de Grenoble crues

Raw Walnuts
200 g N/A Sold from July 7 to
September 2, 2011,
inclusive
M & L Gourmet Selection
Walnut Halves
150 g 6 92559 98916 TC203
Stock & Barrel Caramel Toffee
Walnuts
300 g 0 64777 37906 6 Best Before
2012/JN/03 16541
Federated Vitality Mix 375 g 0 64777 44174 Best Before
2012 JN 29
2012 JL 05
Joe's Tasty Travels California Select Walnuts Mostly Halves 350 g 6 64989 60689 1 16511
17311
Joe's Tasty Travels Nothin' but (raw) Almonds 550 g 6 64989 60694 5 16582
Compliments Salted Toasted Corn 325 g 0 68820 12332 3 Best Before
2011/DE/07 16582
2011/DE/08 16591
Compliments Roasted & Salted Cashews 350 g 0 68820 12378 1 Best Before
2012/JA/27 17081 
Compliments California Natural Walnut Pieces 250 g 0 68820 12327 9 Best Before
2012/FE/16 17282 
FreshCo Natural Almonds 375 g 7 70974 80171 1 Best Before
2012/AU/17 17291 
Longos Organics Sultana Raisins 200 g 7 72468 09567 5 Best Before
2012/AU/16 17282 
Presidents Choice Raisin Cranberry Trail Mix 250 g 0 60383 87199 4 Best Before
2012/AU/22 17341
2012/AU/19 17312
Reddisnack Hand Selected California Walnuts 350 g 0 64777 28694 1 17312
16582
Selection Vitality Mix 325 g 0 59749 90982 2 16662 
Stock & Barrel Raw Almonds 400 g 0 64777 38425 1 Best Before
2012/NO/25 17061 
2012/NO/27 17081 
Stock & Barrel BBQ Peanuts 400 g 0 64777 37944 8 Best Before
2012/JA/27 17081 
2012/JA/27 17082 
Stock & Barrel Salted Roasted Almonds 400 g 0 64777 37950 9 Best Before
2012/ JL/ 25 17061 

**The bulk walnuts listed above were imported and distributed in Canada by Johnvince Foods in 25 lb cardboard cases bearing Lot code W1866 and the name Andersen and Sons Shelling, Vina, California, USA. Consumers who may have purchased unlabelled walnuts from bulk and are unsure if they have the affected product are advised to contact the place of purchase to determine if it is affected by this recall.
For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers: Johnvince Foods at (416) 636-6146 ext. 7226 or 1-800-268-7950 ext. 7226;

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3566

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on September 7, 2011.

Some Earth's Best Vegetable Turkey and Sweet Potato Chicken jars of baby food from The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. bear an unauthorized OU and are not kosher. This mislabeling pertains only to products with Spanish labels, sold in Colombia, South America. The company is withdrawing this product from the marketplace.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3565

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on September 6, 2011.

The "Gummi" products made by Superior Sensations (Chicago, IL) listed bellow bear an unauthorized cRc. The products are not kosher and are being recalled.

  • Gummi Bears
  • Gummi Worms
  • Sour Brite Worms
If you see any "Gummi" or "Worm" products bearing the cRc on the label, please contact the cRc office at 773-465-3900 or email to info@crcweb.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3564

The following health alert is from the FDA on September 2, 2011.

Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo, has issued a voluntary recall of 8-count Quaker Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel snack bars due to an undeclared milk allergen that is not noted on the label.
The affected product is limited to Quaker Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel snack bars with the UPC bar code ending in 31108 and best before dates: Oct 29 11 RB, Oct 30 11 MM, Oct 30 11 RB, Nov 22 11 RB, Nov 23 11 RB, Nov 24 11 RB, Nov 27 11 RB, Dec 22 11 RB, Dec 22 11 MM, Dec 23 11 RB, Dec 23 11 MM, Dec 24 11 RB, Dec 24 11 MM stamped on the side of the package. Consumers with a milk allergy who have this product in their possession should return it to the retailer where it was purchased for a full refund.
No other Quaker Chewy Smashbars, Quaker Chewy granola bars or Quaker products including the 40-count Quaker Chewy Smashbar variety pack sold at club stores are involved in this recall.
This recall was initiated after it was discovered that the “may contain milk” disclaimer the product required was not included on the package. One allergic reaction has been reported to date in association with this product and the individual was treated immediately.
Consumers with questions or concerns about the recall of Quaker Chewy Smashbar Graham Pretzel granola bars should contact Quaker by calling the toll-free hotline at 800-856-5781.
Ed. note: The product bears an OU-D.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3563

The following kashrus alert is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on September 1, 2011.

The hand scooped yogurts at TCBY in Toco Hills are no longer recommended as kosher by the AKC. The soft serve yogurts remain certified by the AKC. This change is due to a change of suppliers by the TCBY corporate office. Check out the revised AKC kosher letter in the store.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3562

The following health alert is from the FDA on August 26, 2011.

Vita Food Products, Inc., Chicago, IL is notifying the public that 8,088 individual retail packages of 4 oz. Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon are being voluntarily recalled due to the potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. 7,260 of the individual retail packages were sold at Publix stores in FL, GA, SC, TN, AL, Safeway stores in CA, AK, OR, WA, ID, CO, MD, VA, PA, and DC, Meijer stores in IL, MI, IN, OH, and KY, Vons stores in CA, Genuardi’s stores in PA and NJ, Winn Dixie stores in FL, and the Edgewater Produce store in Chicago, IL on or after July 25 of this year may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. In addition, 828 individual retail packages of this same product have either possibly been sold or are being offered for sale at various grocery stores in the Buffalo, NY and Pittsburgh, PA metropolitan areas and Northeast Ohio.
The product that is the subject of this public announcement and recall are packages (black in color) of smoked Atlantic salmon that bear the Vita logo centered at the bottom of the package that is immediately visible to the consumer. Each package contains 4-5 slices (total 4 oz.) of smoked salmon; the slices are contained in a vacuum sealed package that is 7¾“ wide by 7¼” in height by ¼” in thickness. IMPORTANT: The SELL BY Date and Code of DEC 15 2011 01961B is centered in the window on the front of each package. This announcement and recall only applies to packages that bear that SELL BY Date and Code.
If any consumer purchased a product with that SELL BY Date and Code from a retail store on or after July 25, 2011 he or she should not consume any of the Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Nova Salmon product. Then, the Company asks that it be sealed in plastic bag or placed in some similar container and returned to the retailer from which it was purchased. The Company is asking that any person who has purchased the product with this SELL BY Date and Code call this telephone number 1-800-989-8482 during the hours of 8am to 5pm (Central Time Zone) Monday through Friday. If you are experiencing any unusual or severe symptoms such as those described above, go to an emergency room immediately or contact your physician for immediate advice.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3560

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR dated August 5, 2011.

Please be advised that Non -flavored Smirnoff Ice including the Smirnoff Ice and Smirnoff Ice Triple Black contain grape and are not certified Kosher.
In Canada, all varieties and flavours of Smirnoff Ice require the KSA on the label to be considered kosher. The absence of the KSA indicates that the product is not certified kosher. The information to the contrary that is provided by the CRC Liquor List is relevant to the US only.
The Kashrut.com liquor list is found at www.kashrut.com/articles/liquor2.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3559
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