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The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on August 23, 2011.

Contrary to posted signs in their store, the cRc does not certify the Scoops Ice Cream Shop in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Only these stores at the listed addresses are presently certified by the cRc:

  • Bagel Country, 9306 Skokie Blvd, Skokie
  • Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, 4041 W. Dempster, Skokie
  • Dairy Star, 3472 W Devon, Lincolnwood
  • Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 3132 Devon, Chicago
  • Illinois Nut, 3745 W Dempster, Skokie

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3557

The following kashrus advisory is from the OK dated August 17, 2011.

Please be advised that OK Kosher Certification no longer certifies TRADITIONAL BAKERY (625 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3556

The following egg allergy alert is from the FDA and FAAN posted on August 24, 2011.

YoCream International, Inc. is recalling “Nonfat NY Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Mix” due to undeclared egg. The product was distributed throughout the U.S., and is available primarily through frozen yogurt shops and other retail establishments that serve frozen yogurt (it is not sold as a consumer retail packaged item). The product is packaged in half-gallon cartons with lot codes printed on the side of the corrugated shipping box and the top of each individual carton. The codes are as follows: UPC 81995 92147; lot codes 2990, 3200, 3470, 3520, 0391, 0461, 0591, 0731, 0871, 0961, 1131, 1171, 1231, 1291, 1541, 1661, 1811, 1921, 2061, and 2131. Consumers with questions may contact the company by calling (800) 962-7326 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT or e-mailing customeralert.august2011@yocream.com.

Picture at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm269536.htm.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3555

The following allergy alert is from the FDA on August 19, 2011.

The Christie Cookie Company issues allergy alert on undeclared eggs, Soy Lecithin, wheat and milk on the labels of the following gift tins:

  • Item # 1035 DoubleTree 6 (13.5 oz) Cookie Gift Tin.
  • Item # 10352 DoubleTree Anniversary Special containing two 6 Cookie Gift Tins (27 oz.).
  • Item # 1037 DoubleTree 12 (27 oz.) Cookie Gift Tin.
  • Item # 1038 DoubleTree 15 (33.75 oz.) Cookie Gift Tin.
  • Item # 1039 DoubleTree 24 (54 oz.) Cookie Gift Tin.
The Christie Cookie Company of Nashville, TN is recalling the cookie gift tins listed above, because they contain eggs, soy lecithin, wheat and milk which are not declared on the label. “The Cookie by DoubleTree” gift tins were distributed throughout the United States via direct mail and sold directly to consumers at DoubleTree hotels. The cookie gift tins were in a variety of metal containers containing 6-24 cookies under the product name ”The Cookie by DoubleTree.” If you are allergic or think you might be allergic to eggs, milk wheat or soy, do not eat this product. For more information about this recall, please contact Bob Turner at (615) 242-3817 between the hours of 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. central time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3554

The following kashrus alert is from the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis on August 19, 2011.

Dean's Sour Cream Light Produced by Pet O’Fallon, LLC, (O’Fallon, IL) bears an unauthorized OV-D symbol on the label. This product is NOT certified by the OV. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3553

The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on August 19, 2011.

Giant, Stop & Shop Fruit on Bottom Yogurts, Ahold: Please be advised that due to reformulation Ahold Fruit on the Bottom Yogurts under the Giant and Stop & Shop Brand are no longer kosher certified by the OU. They now contain non kosher gelatin. Products still bearing the OU are certified.

The following kashrus alert is from the editor on August 4, 2011 and revised on August 16, 2011.

Stop and Shop and Giant Fruit on the Bottom Yogurts are no longer under OU certification. They are in new packaging that bears a KD and contain gelatin. IS YOUR "KOSHER" YOGURT KOSHER? explains kashrus issues involved in yogurt.
You can contact your local store to complain, or call Stop and Shop consumer affairs at 1-800-767-7772 and Giant consumer affairs at 1-888-469-4426.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3541

The following kashrus advisory is from the OK on August 17, 2011.

Please be advised that Crying Tiger Ramon Noodle Soup distributed by J & J Sunshine Corp., San Leandro, CA bears an unauthorized OK symbol on the label. This product is not certified by OK Kosher Certification and is not kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3552

The following health alert is from the FDA on August 12, 2011.

Unilever United States, Inc. is recalling a limited number of mislabeled 24-count boxes of Popsicle® brand Sugar Free Orange, Cherry, and Grape flavored ice pops that mistakenly contain Popsicle® brand Sugar Free Healthy Bunch® Fudgsicle® and Creamsicle® ice pops. Milk is undeclared on these boxes.
The affected boxes may contain Fudgsicle® and Creamsicle® ice pops that are individually wrapped with the "Fudgsicle®" and "Creamsicle®" logos.
The affected product is sold in a paperboard box, containing 24–1.65 FL OZ (48.7 ML) POPS with a unit UPC code of 7756702295, with date codes of OCT0312GCD, OCT0412GCD, OCT0512GCD, OCT0612GCD and OCT0712GCD. The product was distributed in AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, LA, MI, OR, TX, UT, WA, and WI.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are asked to retain the outer box and call (800) 896-9552 to request a replacement coupon.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3550

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on August 12, 2011.

Some boxes of Manischewitz Cheese Blintzes mistakenly display the word "pareve". This product is certified by the Orthodox Union and is dairy. Corrective measures are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3551

The following kashrus advisory is from the OK on August 10, 2011.

OK Kosher Certification would like to announce in cooperation with Athens Foods, a temporary change in certification. Athens 1 oz SPANAKIPITA 48 count club store pack produced by Athens Foods, Inc., Cleveland, OH is TEMPORARILY not certified as OK dairy. Please check the package for kosher certification.
Please note that OK Kosher certification continues to certify many other Athens products including Athens 1 oz SPANAKOPITA 12 count sold in many retail chains across the country to be certified as OK dairy. See individual labels for OK kosher symbol and kashrus catagory.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3549
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