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Kosher Alert Carvinna Canned Tuna Chunks in Brine

February 13, 2018 from the OU:

Carvinna Tuna Chunks in Brine, Carvinna, Utara Indonesia has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify Carvinna Canned Tuna Chunks in Brine. Some cans bear an unauthorized OU symbol. This product is sold in Indonesia and Australia. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6244

Kosher Advisory Nestle Fitness Cereal/Bar

February 13, 2018 from the OU:

Fitness Cereal, Fitness Bar, Nestle Mexico:
Non-Certified Promotional Insert The Orthodox Union certifies Nestlé's Fitness Cereal bearing an OU-D symbol. Some boxes of Fitness Cereal manufactured in Mexico include a promotional Fitness Bar that does not bear the OU symbol and is not certified by the Orthodox Union. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6243

Kashrut information on Sunshine International Foods

February 12, 2018 from OK Twitter feed:

Sunshine International (MA) is now OK certified. They produce Tahini products.


Kashrut alert on Sunshine International Foods

November 27, 2017 from the KVH Certification:

​Please be aware that KVH Certification of Sunshine International Foods also known as George's Bakery and Sesame King in Methuen, MA is DISCONTINUED on all products (even those labeled with the KVH symbol) due to Kashrus violations, as of October 4, 2017. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6149

Pesach Programs No Longer Supervised by the ORB:

February 8, 2018 from the ORB:

The following programs are NO LONGER SUPERVISED by the ORB:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6240

Kashrut alert on Cookies From Home

February 9, 2018 from the Phoenix Vaaad:

Cookies From Home is no longer certified by the Phoenix Vaad, effective immediately:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6242

Kashrut alert on Spun Paradise Cotton Candy

February 4, 2018 from the Phoenix Vaad:

Spun Paradise Cotton Candy is no longer certified by the Phoenix Vaad, effective immediately:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6241

Food Recall Warning - Sawler brand Turnip Sticks recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

January 31, 2018 - from the CFIA and February 8, 2018 - CFIA:

Sawler Gardens Ltd. is recalling Sawler brand Turnip Sticks and Compliments brand Baby Cut Turnip Sticks from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.
The following product has been sold in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Possibly National, Prince Edward Island

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Sawler Turnip Sticks 340 g 18 FE 18 6 21063 36600 3
Sawler Turnip Sticks 340 g 18 FE 11 6 21063 36600 3
Compliments Baby Cut Turnip Sticks 340 g 18 FE 11 0 68820 12504 4

This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6227

Kosher Alert Bagel Cove, Aventura FL

February 8, 2018 from the OU:

The Orthodox Union does not certify Bagel Cove, a restaurant in Aventura FL. It has come to our attention that Bagel Cove displayed an unauthorized OU symbol on part of its menu. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6239

New kosher Diet Coke Flavors

February 7, 2018 - The following information is from the OU:

The following New Diet Coke flavors are OU certified:

These products are approved both for the United States and for Canadaa. All of the bottlers in the United States are under the supervision of the Orthodox Union.

Kashrut.com Recommended Soda & Beverage List

Information on Coca Cola Freestyle Machines

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6235

Meijer Recalls Select Meijer Greek and Low Fat Yogurt Products

February 8, 2018 from the FDA:

Meijer is announcing a voluntary recall of select Meijer branded Greek and Low-fat yogurt as a precautionary measure due to the potential risk of a small glass particles. Meijer became aware of the issue when a customer returned a yogurt cup containing two small pieces of glass. Upon investigation at the retailer’s manufacturing facility, there may have been a possible risk of contamination.
There have been no illnesses, injuries or additional product concerns to date. The hazard risk to customers is considered low. The product was sold in Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
Meijer is voluntarily recalling the following products with an Expiration date - 3/8/2018:

UPCUPC Description
7-08820-12657-2Meijer Greek Yogurt 0% Black Cherry 5.3 oz.
7-08820-41513-3Meijer Yogurt Low-fat Blueberry 6 oz.
7-60236-11601-1Meijer Greek Yogurt 0% Plain 5.3 oz.
7-60236-11603-5Meijer Greek Yogurt 0% Vanilla 5.3 oz.
7-60236-12418-4Meijer Greek Yogurt 0% Strawberry 5.3 oz.
7-60236-12431-3Meijer Greek Yogurt 0% Blueberry 5.3 oz.

The products are packaged in a plastic cup with a foil seal and a label listing the above-mentioned UPCs. Consumers who have purchased this product should throw it away or return the product to the nearest Meijer store for a full refund. Consumers with questions regarding this recall should contact Meijer at 800-543-3704, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their physician.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6238
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