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The following health alert is from the FDA dated April 18, 2011.

Woodsmoke Provisions, LLC is voluntarily recalling forty pounds (40 lbs.) / 160 packages of the The Fresh Market Signature Collection Atlantic Smoked Salmon in 4 oz. retail packages with lot code 1459/2, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The 160 packages of product subject to recall were distributed and sold only in a limited number of The Fresh Market, Inc. stores located in AR, FL, GA, IL, KY, MD, NC, OH and TN. The product being recalled was packaged in 4 oz. plastic packages with the specific lot code 1459/2 which was manufactured January 15, 2010. The item UPC code is 737094000370. Consumers who have purchased this product from one of the above-mentioned stores with lot code 1459/2 should not consume it, and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 404-355-5125, Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm (EST).

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The following health alert is from the FDA on April 22, 2011.

L&M Companies, Inc., Raleigh, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of one lot (1590 cartons) of whole cucumbers because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported in association with this recall, and no other products are involved. The recalled product was directly distributed by L&M Companies between March 30th and April 7th to wholesalers in New York (200 cartons), Florida (591 cartons), Illinois (139 cartons), Indiana (30 cartons) and Tennessee (15 cartons), and one retailer with distribution centers in Mississippi (420 cartons), Nebraska (92 cartons), Texas (2 cartons) and Wyoming (101 cartons). Despite the limited direct distribution of the one recalled lot, L&M Companies is issuing a nationwide recall out of an abundance of caution because the company recognizes the possibility that wholesale customers could have redistributed the product in states beyond those listed above. The recalled lot of bulk cucumbers was harvested in South Florida on March 29th and according to USDA’s Quick Reference for Market Inspectors, cucumbers typically maintain an edible quality for 10-14 days after harvest. The company has accounted for the entire lot of recalled product and requested that customers who may still have the recalled product in inventory remove it from commerce and destroy it immediately. The recalled bulk cartons are marked Nature’s Delight and contain the Lot # PL-RID-002990 on the side of the carton. Only this one lot is being recalled.
The recall comes after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) informed the company that Salmonella had been found on a randomly selected sample of cucumbers in a cooler at Four Seasons Produce of Central Florida, Inc. on April 13th. The company is working, in coordination with the FDA, to inform customers and consumers of this recall.
Consumers who think they may have the recalled product in their possession should not consume it and should contact the place of purchase to determine if their cucumber is included in this recall.
Consumers or customers with questions may call L&M Companies at 919-981-8003, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Over the April 22-24 holiday weekend, messages left at this number will be retrieved and calls will be returned.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3416

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on April 14, 2011.

Although cRc certified during the majority of the year, certain packages of products manufactured by the following companies may have the cRc logo removed or covered during a period after Passover. Please be careful to check those products as the cRc does not certify those specific items unless the cRc is on each package.

  • Bulldog Bakery
  • Today's Temptations
  • Eli's Cheesecake

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3415

The following Passover and kashrus advisory is from the OU on April 12, 2011.

Aicha White Truffles Champignons Terfess, Les Conserves de Meknes: Mislabeling: Consumers of this OU-P product should verify that the letters "DA" and "RDSL” are part of the ink-jet code that appears on the top of the can. If the letters "DA" and "RDSL" are not included in the code, the product is not certified by the Orthodox Union. If consumers notice cans of this product that do not have the letters "DA" and "RDSL", please contact buchbinderg@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3414

The following kashruth alert was from the cRc and confirmed by the OU on April 8, 2011.

The Kosher Bakery in the Evanston Jewel on Howard St. had some Cholov Yisroel dairy product inadvertently used in the bakery. Steps were taken immediately to rectify the situation and all questionable product was discarded. However, some loaves of bread (indicated below) may have been purchased by customers and as Nat Bar Nat D'hetera (YD 95 :1,2) the bread may not be eaten with meat. This applies ONLY to the following breads that were purchased on Wednesday April 6 and Thursday April 7. All breads in the store after this period were not affected.

  • Bolio rolls
  • Wheat bread
  • French Bread
  • Cracked wheat
  • Whole wheat
  • White
  • Buttercrust
  • Raisin
  • Cinnamon raisin
  • Splittop
  • Country Italian
  • Multi-grain
Please feel free to direct any question to the Mashgichim at the store or to Rabbi Steinberg at the OU (212) 613 8281.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3413

The following Canadian gluten allergy alert is from the CFIA and the MK on April 7, 2011.

Aliments Trigone Inc. have recalled the following Organic whole white buckwheat groats have been recalled because presence of the allergen gluten:


The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3412

The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA and the MK on April 6, 2011.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Organic Meadow Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Organic Meadow Traditions and Farm Boy milk products described here because the products may contain harmful glass fragments. The affected products described below are sold in 946 mL glass bottles bearing Best Before date AL 17 (April 17. These products have been distributed in Ontario. For more information, consumers and industry can call Organic Meadow Inc. at 519-767-9694.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3411

The following Mexican kashrus alert from KMD Mexico on April 6, , 2011.

The following products under the label Lee Kum Kee that were sold in Super Emet are NOT kosher.

  • Sichuan Spicy Noodle Sauce
  • Char Siu Sauce
  • Salsa de Ciruela

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3410

The following health alert is from the FDA on April 5, 2011.

Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling 2,939 cases of 9 oz. Bag Spinach with Product Codes starting with H081 and H082, UPC Code of 7127913204 and Use-by Dates of April 6 and 7 out of an abundance of caution due to a positive test result for Salmonella from random sample testing.
Consumers who have purchased the product should not consume it, but rather discard it and contact their retailer for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center at (800) 242-5472, Monday – Friday, 5 a.m. – 8 p.m., Pacific Time. Consumers can find the Product Code and Use-by Date in the upper right-hand corner of the package and the UPC Code in the lower left on the reverse side of the package. Retailers should remove the identified 9 oz. Bag Spinach (Product Code starting with H081 and H082, UPC Code of 7127913204 and Use-by Dates of April 6 and 7) from store shelves and inventories. Distribution: PA, NY, MD, CT, RI, MA and ME. Possible Redistribution: NJ, VA, DE, VT, NH, WV OH and DC.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3409

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on April 6, 2011.

Moirs "Smash: Cream Cheese and Chives erroneously marked parev - the product is MILCHIK.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3408
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