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The following kashruth alert is from the OU on March 2, 2010 and reissued on December 29, 2010.

Planters Nutrition Omega-3 Mix, Kraft Foods- East Hanover, NJ: This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Future packaging will be revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3025

The following additional Canadian nut allergy alert and Kashrus alert is from the CFIA on December 22, 2010.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Pack, 14 bars, 364 g, bears UPC 0 55577 10742 3. All lot codes are affected by this alert.
These Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value packs may contain Quaker brand Dipps granola bars that contain peanuts. The individual granola bars within these value packs are correctly labelled and declare peanuts, where present.
The affected Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Packs which were previously recalled on November 24, 2010, may have been distributed, after the original recall, throughout Co-op retail stores located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
Federated Co-operatives Ltd., Saskatoon, SK, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.


The following Canadian nut allergy alert and Kashrus alert is from the CFIA on December 15, 2010.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canada Safeway Limited are warning people with allergies to peanuts not to consume certain Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Packs described below.
The affected product, Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Pack, 14 bars, 364 g, bears UPC 0 55577 10742 3. All lot codes are affected by this alert.
These Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value packs may contain Quaker brand Dipps granola bars that contain peanuts. The individual granola bars within these value packs are correctly labelled and declare peanuts, where present.
The affected Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Packs which were previously recalled on November 24, 2010, may have been distributed, after the original recall, throughout Canada Safeway retails stores located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
LEd. note: Quaker brand Dipps granola bars are not certified as kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3284

The following health alert alert is from the FDA on December 28, 2010.

J&D Produce announces precautionary, voluntary recall Of fresh greens because of positive tests for salmonella. All commodities are packed in red, white, and blue waxed cartons under the Little Bear brand. The individual bunches are banded, except for Diakon, using a rubber band or a twist tie identified by a flag tag that shows a little bear with a cowboy hat, a red handkerchief and a Texas flag. See Exhibit 1 showing Little Bear flag tags and bands. All products were distributed through retail stores and wholesale terminal markets.
The commodities have "pack dates' of either Nov. 30,2010, or December 6, 2010 and from experience these types of greens are sold, purchased by the consumer and/or eaten within about fourteen days from "pack dates"; however, if any consumer has any of these items in his or her possession the commodity(s) should be destroyed or returned to the store where purchased for a full refund.
To further ensure public health, additional produce commodities were recalled due to the possibility of cross contamination from having been run on the same packing lines as the curly parsley and cilantro. The Products Being Recalled, PLU/UPC Number, and Areas Where Distributed are listed below.

  • CURLY PARSLEY, PLU # 4899, Ontario, Washington. Massachusetts, Quebec, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Missouri, Rhode Island, New York, Texas, Ohio, Connecticut
  • CILANTRO, PLU #4889, Ontario, Massachusetts, Washington, Quebec, New York, Illinois, Texas, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio
  • ARUGULA. PlU #4884, Ontario, Rhode Island, Texas
  • BEETS, PLU # 4539, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Ontario, Wisconsin, Quebec, Texas, Illinois, Rhode Island
PRECAUTIONARY, VOLUNTARY RECALL
  • COLLARDS, PLU # 4614, Ontario, Texas, Wisconsin, Quebec, Michigan, Ohio
  • CURLY MUSTARD, PLU # 4616, Quebec, Texas
  • DIAKON, does not contain PLU or UPC, Ontario, New York, Texas, Quebec
  • DILL, PLU # 4891, Ontario, Massachusetts, Quebec, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, New Jersey, Wisconsin
  • GOLDEN BEETS, PLU # 3273, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Texas
  • GREEN KOHLRABI, PLU # 4628, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Wisconsin
  • GREEN SWISS CHARD, PLU # 4586, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, Texas
  • KALE, PLU # 4627, Ontario, Quebec, Texas, Wisconsin, Montreal, Michigan, Illinois, Rhode Island, New York, Ohio, Toronto
  • LEEK, PLU # 4629 Texas
  • METHlLEAF, UPC # 664781 10500 4, Ontario, Texas
  • MINT, PLU # 4896, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan
  • PARSLEY, PLU # 4901, Ontario, Washington, Quebec, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, New Jersey, Connecticut
  • RAINBOW CHARD, UPC # 66478140610 1, Illinois, Connecticut
  • RED SWISS CHARD, PLU # 4587, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Quebec, Rhode Island, Texas
  • TEXAS MUSTARD, PLU # 4618, Oklahoma, Texas
  • TURNIPS WITH TOPS, PLU #4810, Texas, Michigan
  • TURNIP TOPS, PLU # 4619, Texas
For additional information, contact J&D Produce by email at: qa@littlebearproduce.com ; or by fax: 956-381-9732; or by phone at 956-380-0353.

The CFIA has recalled various Little Bear brand fresh greens on December 27, 2010. More information at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2010/20101227be.shtml.

The CFIA has recalled various Boncheff brand fresh herbs on December 25, 2010. More information at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2010/20101229e.shtml.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3297

The following health alert alert is from the FDA on December 29, 2010.

Tiny Greens, Urbana, Ill., is recalling all Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts from November 1st thru December 21st because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Product was distributed thru various distributors in IL, IN, and MO and could have ended up in restaurants and supermarkets near those areas.
We have decided to voluntarily recall our 4 oz. Spicy Sprouts and our 4 oz., 1 lb., 2 lb., & 5 lb. Alfalfa Sprouts (all package sizes) with lot codes 348, 350, or 354, or having a “sell by” date of 12/29/10, 12/31/10 or 1/04/11. As well, we would like to recall any product containing alfalfa sprouts with our lot number 305 thru 348 or ”sell by” dates from 12/16/10 thru 12/29/10.
If consumers have any of the product they can return it for full credit or destroy it by placing it in a plastic bag or other closed container before discarding it. Consumers can call 1-800-352-8526 for more information from 9am till 5pm.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3296

The following insect infestation alert is from the COR on December 24, 2010.

Please be advised that we are receiving reports of insect infestation in various pasta products, some of which were manufactured in the past 2 to 3 months. Insects can be small and black, approximately 2-3 mm in size. This situation is being monitored and is under review by COR.
At this time, we recommend that you check your pasta before cooking. An easy way to ascertain whether insects are present is to spread the product across a white paper plate and look for the signs of infestation. will be revised.

From hakhel.info: Relating to the reports of insect infestation in various flour and pasta products, an extremely experienced Kashrus professional advised us that he strongly recommends placing these kinds of products into cellophane bags after purchase, as the unprotective cardboard boxes they are sold in (such as the Ronzoni containers) are very much open to infestation.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3295

The following Mexican kashrus alert is from Kashrut Maguen David - KMD, Agencia de Kashrut de México on December 22, 2010.

EL CEREAL QUE CONTIENE BONBON DE LA MARCA PROPIA DE COMERCIAL MEXICANA NO CUENTA CON NUESTRA SUPERVISION AUN PORTANDO EL LOGO KMD.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3294

The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA on December 22, 2010.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Réal Veer inc. are warning the public not to serve or consume the Shell Eggs described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The raw shell eggs, product of USA, were sold in boxes containing 15 dozen eggs bearing lot code SEA-1024796 and Best Before date JAN-18-11 (January 18, 2011) to restaurants and other food service clients and other end-users. This product has been distributed in Quebec. The importer, Réal Veer inc., Sainte-Claire, QC is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall. For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers: Réal Veer inc., Sainte-Claire, QC at 1-800-826-8414 or 418-883-2950;

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3293

The following kashrus alert is from cRc on December 21, 2010.

Certain packages of Kasia's Potato Pancakes list sour cream as an ingredient. The product does not contain any dairy ingredients as is indeed pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3292

The following Candian kashrus alert is from the MK on December 21, 2010.

The MK wishes to inform the public that Amira Corn Flax Chips inadvertently bears the MK pareve designation. This product should be labeled MK dairy.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3291

The following revised milk allergy alert alert is from the FDA with additional information from the Kof-K on December 17, 2010.

Tofutti Brands Inc. expanded its recall of 25 pallets of its 4-Pack YOURS TRULY frozen dessert cones (UPC 0-20188-01500-9) due to possible trace level milk contamination reported for one lot of product shipped which was produced in August of 2010 to include lot number 2360. YOURS TRULY CONES are labeled as Milk Free and persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity or intolerance to Milk products run the risk of serious or life-threatening injury if they consume products with milk ingredients. Tofutti Brands uses stringent quality controls to prevent milk contamination of its products and sells tens of millions of ice cream novelty products each year.
The 25 pallets from the suspect lot are being recalled. The bulk of these 25 pallets were sold along the east coast and the Midwest, with some additional sales of product in the Southwest and the West Coast. All of our distributors who have purchased the recalled product have been notified, any product they still have has been set aside and put on hold, and they have started the process of notifying their retail accounts who received the product to remove it from their shelves.
The product in the above 25 pallets is identified by the labeled Manufacturing facility code 18-497 which will appear printed on one of the two end flaps of the box of the YOURS TRULY CONES along with a production code of either 2330, 2350, or 2360 which will follow right after the plant code. Consumers who may have purchased YOURS TRULY CONES bearing these codes are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. This recall does not involve any of the Company's other frozen dessert products. Consumers with questions may contact the Company at 908-272-2400, Monday-Friday, from 9:00AM-5:00PM EST, or email us at info@tofutti.com.

Ed. note: From the Kof-K: These recalled products are still halachically pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3280
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