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Passover & Kashrus alert - ALICHA TRUFFLES

April 4, 2017 Kosher Technical Consultants:

ALICHA TRUFFLES, Product of Morocco, are NOT certified as Kosher / Kosher for Passover by Rav Shelomo Machpud or Orthodox Jewish Council /Kosher Technical Konsultants. This is a totally fake product. It is being sold by Rishon Foods aka Holon Foods, Brooklyn, NY.

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Baskin-Robbins Informs Consumers of Walnuts in Some Sheet & Roll Cakes

March 31, 2017: from FARE:
"Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., the parent of the franchisor of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants, would like our guests to be aware that beginning in April 2017 through July 2017, some sheet & roll cakes in select markets will contain walnuts as an ingredient. (Round cakes are not impacted.) This is a result of a supplier report that traces of walnuts were mixed in with a limited production run of their cakes. We are issuing this Ingredient Notice out of an abundance of caution as we previously labeled the cakes with a "may contain" Tree-nut (walnut) statement but felt it was in consumer’s best interest to be informed of the change. The updated labels list that the cakes "contain" walnuts in both the ingredient and allergen statements."
"As always, Dunkin’ Brands encourages our guests to speak to their local Franchisee to review a list of ingredient and allergen information for all the cake components they are ordering." Guests with questions should contact the Dunkin’ Brands Consumer Care line at 1-800-859-5339."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5868

OU Kosher Clarification El Sabroso Pork and Salsa

March 30, 2017 - from the OU:

El Sabroso Pork Cracklings with Salsa, Snak King, City of Industry CA:
The Orthodox Union does not certify El Sabroso Pork Cracklings. This product is sometimes sold with an inserted packet of OU certified Salsa which bears an OU Symbol. Consumers should not assume that the OU on the salsa packet, which may be visible through the Pork Cracklings bag, applies to the entire product. Corrective actions are being implemented.

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Dairy Allegy and Kashrus alert on NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter Nutrition Bar

March 20, 2017 - from the FDA:

The recall is only for Lot B16119A. No other products are affected.
Lifestyle Evolution is voluntarily recalling one shift of NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter nutrition bars. In isolated cases, a product with milk allergen was incorrectly packaged into Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter wrappers and cartons. The NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter wrapper does not list milk as an allergen.
This action relates only to NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter product with this code printed on the package:

    Product: NuGo Slim
    Flavor: Crunchy Peanut Butter
    Manufacturing Code: B16119A
    Best By Date: 28-Jul-17
    Item Number Bar: 6 91535 20701 1
    Item Number Box: 6 91535 20702 8
Only this specific lot code is impacted. No other Lot Codes, or any other NuGo products, are involved in this action.
Consumers who have purchased this specific lot code can return product to the store where it was purchased. Consumers may call the number listed or visit our website for instructions on what to do with the product.
For more information or assistance, please contact us at 1-888-421-2032 (Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5pm EST) or contact@nugonutrition.com.

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Updated Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Booby Boons brand Lactation Cookies – Chocolate Chip recalled due to undeclared peanut

March 22, 2017 - from the CFIA:

The food recall warning issued on March 22, 2017 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Purposeful Excellence Inc. is recalling Booby Boons brand Lactation Cookies from the marketplace because they may contain peanut which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to peanut should not consume the recalled products described below.
The following products have been sold nationally and through Internet sales.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Booby Boons Lactation Cookies – Chocolate Chip 168 g All best before dates up to and including MAR01/2018 6 27843 52531 8
Booby Boons Lactation Cookies – Cocoa Quinoa 168 g All best before dates up to and including MAR01/2018 6 27843 52526 4
Booby Boons Lactation Cookies – Oatmeal Raisin 168 g All best before dates up to and including MAR01/2018 6 27843 52525 7

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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Nutiva Expanded Voluntary Recall for Undeclared Peanuts In All Lots of Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake

March 23, 2017 - from the FDA:

Nutiva, an Organic Superfoods company, has decided to expand its initial voluntary product recall of the Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake – Vanilla to include all lots of both Vanilla and Chocolate flavored products after identifying that this product may contain trace amounts peanuts.

The affected products include:

Product #DescriptionPackagingPacket UPC/
Caddy UPC
Master Case UPCLot CodeExpiration Date Range
PBP101Organic Plant Based Protein
Superfood 30 Shake –Chocolate
10 – 1.2 OZ (34g) Packets6-92752-10713-9
6-92752-10715-324MAY2016 – 11NOV201624 MAY 2018 – 11 NOV 2018
Product #DescriptionPackagingPacket UPC/
Caddy UPC
Master Case UPCLot CodeExpiration Date Range
PBP105Organic Plant Based Protein
Superfood 30 Shake -Chocolate
21.6 OZ
6-92752-10709-26-92752-10710-803MAY2016 – 11JAN201703 MAY 2018 – 11 JAN 2019
Product #DescriptionPackagingPacket UPC/
Caddy UPC
Master Case UPCLot CodeExpiration Date Range
PBP201Organic Plant Based Protein
Superfood 30 Shake -Vanilla
10 – 1.2 OZ (34g) Packets6-92752-10716-0
6-92752-10718-406MAY2016– 10NOV201606 MAY 2018 – 10 NOV 2018
Product #DescriptionPackagingPacket UPC/
Caddy UPC
Master Case UPCLot CodeExpiration Date Range
PBP205Organic Plant Based Protein
Superfood 30 Shake -Vanilla
21.6 OZ
6-92752-10711-56-92752-10712-203MAY2016 – 02MAR201703 MAY 2018 – 02 MAR 2019

These items were sold on the internet and through distributors in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Consumers who have purchased these items and have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts are urged to not eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it for refund to where it was originally purchased. Nutiva has taken these steps strictly as a precautionary measure to assure our customers of our commitment to quality. No other Nutiva items are impacted by this recall.

Customers with questions may contact (800) 993-4367 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, or email help@nutiva.com.

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Kosher Advisory Idaho Mashed Potato Granules

March 24, 2017 - from the OU:

Idaho Mashed Potato Granules, Basic American Foods: Please note that the following products have been reformulated and are now dairy; Idaho Mashed Potato Granules 13.75 oz. box with UPC 1140-42310 and the 6.5 oz. box with UPC 1140-42300. The dairy products bear an OU D symbol.

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Riviana Foods Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain Manufacturing Date And UPC Number Of Ronzoni® Thin Spaghetti Due To Possible Undeclared Egg Allergen

March 20, 2017 - from the FDA:

Riviana Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling 610 cases of certain coded Ronzoni® Thin Spaghetti cartons that may contain an egg fettuccine product. The affected Ronzoni Thin Spaghetti cartons do not declare the allergen "egg", which is an ingredient in the egg fettuccine product. The affected product was processed at a Riviana co-manufacturer’s facility on January 20, 2017.
The only product at issue can be identified by the manufacturing code and UPC number listed on the left end of the package as listed in the chart below.

Product Size Product Name Manufacturing Code Individual Package UPC
16 oz. each; Ronzoni Thin Spaghetti JAN 20 19 K 71300 000097

No other varieties and no other manufacturing codes are included in this recall.

At this time, Riviana has received no consumer communications about the affected product with this code date and no reports of illness or injury associated with this product.

Riviana has instructed distributors and retailers who purchased affected product from Riviana to segregate the recalled products from their inventories so that a Riviana sales representative may assist retailers in the disposition of the product.

Consumers should return the affected product to the store where they purchased it for a full refund. Consumers who may have questions or concerns should call Riviana’s toll free Consumer Relations number at 1-800-730-5957 between 9 am and 5 pm (Eastern).

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Kashrus alert on Mislabeled Meat at Vons in the Los Angeles area

March 19, 2017 from Koshequest.org:

n a recent Vons circular there was an advertisement for “kosher” brisket for $6.99 a pound.
A kosher consumer in a Los Angeles area Vons noticed that the meat was in the regular Vons packaging and was labeled kosher with no hashgacha on the package. After investigating and meeting with the manager of the meat department at Vons, it became apparent that the meat used is actually Solomon brand O/U hashgacha meat. However, Vons Supermarket, without Hashgacha, is butchering the larger pieces of this kosher meat into smaller roasts, re-packaging those roasts and selling them as "kosher".
These roasts are NOT recommended for the kosher consumer.

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Kashrus alert on Butcher Shop label meat in St. Louis area

March 17, 2017 from the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis:
Please be advised that beef products under the Butcher Shop label now available in the St. Louis area are NOT certified as Glatt Kosher.

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