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The following health alert is from the CNN and rolaids.com on December 9, 2010.

Johnson & Johnson's McNeil division announced a recall Thursday of more than 13 million packages of various Rolaids medicines following consumer complaints of foreign materials, including metal and wood particles. The reall includes all lots of Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Rolaids Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, and Rolaids Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews distributed in the United States. McNeil spokesman Marc Boston said the Rolaids recalls involve products that were made for McNeil by a third-party manufacturer.
The company said it has suspended production of the recalled medicines while it investigates the matter and subsequently implements corrective actions.
The Johnson & Johnson (JNJ, Fortune 500) unit said its investigation has determined that the materials were potentially introduced into the product during the manufacturing process.
Consumers who purchased the recalled products should contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare, either at www.rolaids.com or by calling 1-888-222-6036 about receiving a refund.
Information on the recalled products can be found at http://www.rolaids.com/page.jhtml?id=rolaids/include/recall_dec.inc

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3276

The following information regarding insect infestation is from the hakhel.info with additional information from the OU and posted on December 7, 2010.

Hakhel.info reported insect infestation has been found in boxes of Ronzoni Elbows. People who keep yoshon and others should be aware that improper storage conditions may be a factor in insect infestation. They suggested that consumers check for insect infestation either by emptying the box and checking for small dark specks, or after cooking in water checking the top of the water for black spots or other items that have risen to the top.
Ed. note: Info from the OU: There is no infestation at the plant level. Improper storage can cause problems. Products should not be stored in humid areas and should be sealed well.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3274

The following revised kashrus alert is from the OU on November 70, 2010.

The following Pringles products, Procter & Gamble-Food Division - Ohio, contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted:

  • Brazil - Sabor Creme e Cebola , Sabor Queijo,
  • South America - Xtreme Queso Picante / Kicking Cheddar, Pringles Delight Sabor Crema y Cebolla / Sour Cream and Onions / Sabor Creme e Cebola Packaging is being revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3266

The following kashrus alert is from cRc on December 2, 2010.

Certain packages of Del Monte cut fruit containing a yogurt dip mistakenly bear a cRc. Although the fruit is kosher, the yogurt is not. The product is being removed from circulation.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3271

The following kashrus alert is from Kosherquest.org and confirmed by the OU posted on December 1, 2010.

The 70 piece bag and 195 piece bags of Laffy Taffy and SweetTarts bearing the O/U on the package are correctly certified by the O/U. Other SweetTart products not bearing the OU are not certified as kosher. Check each bag for the hecksher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3270

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on December 1, 2010.

Biermann Chocolate Marzipan Rum Balls, Multiflex Co., Inc. - Hawthorne, NJ: This product is correctly marked as OU. The ingredient panel incorrectly lists dairy ingredients. Future packaging is being revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3269

The following health alert alert is from the FDA on November 30, 2010.

In response to a recall commenced by its supplier (Mincing Overseas Spice Company, Dayton, New Jersey), Frontier Natural Products Co-op, is voluntarily recalling two products manufactured with non-organic nutmeg that were sold under the Frontier brand and under the Whole Foods Market brand listed below that contain nutmeg supplied by Mincing Overseas Spice Company. The nutmeg has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below is the list of products containing the nutmeg:

  • Frontier Bulk Nutmeg Ground 16.00 oz. 0-89836-00165-8 0306
  • Whole Foods 365 Nutmeg Ground 1.92 oz. 0-99482-41931-8 0321
On the bulk package, the lot code will be found on the front label directly above the UPC code. On the bottled glass item the lot codes can be found on the bottom of the bottle.
Frontier is initiating recall notices to our accounts who received any of the above recalled products with instructions for returning or destroying the recalled products and for notifying their customers of the recall. Consumers should not consume these products. Please contact Frontier with any questions or to inquire about replacement or reimbursement at 1-800-669-3275. Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm Central time. If you have a Whole Foods item please contact your local store. Images of the products above can be seen by going to the following link: www.frontiercoop.com/recall/nutmeg10.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3268

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on November 29, 2010.

The following Aspen products are kosher-certified MILCHIK (with or without a BD logo):

  • Infacare 1
  • Infacare 2
  • Infacare 3
  • Infacare Anti-Reflux
  • Infacare Nurture AR
  • Infacare Nutrure HA Comfort
  • Infacre Nurture LF

The following Aspen products are kosher-certified only when bearing a BD logo:

  • Infacare Gold 1 (Milchik)
  • Infacare Gold 2 (Milchik)
  • Infacare Gold 3 (Milchik)
  • Infacare Soya 1 (Parev)
  • Infacare Soya 2 (Parev)

The following Aspen products are kosher-certified without bearing a BD logo, PRODVIDED THAT THEY ARE MANUFACTURED IN SOUTH AFRICA:

  • S26 1 (Milchik)
  • S26 1 Gold (Milchik)
  • S26 LF (Milchik)
  • S26 Promil 2 (Milchik)
  • S26 Promil 2 Gold (Milchik)
  • S26 Progress 3 (Milchik)
  • S26 Progress 3 Gold (Milchik)
  • SMA (Milchik)
  • Infasoy 1 (Parev)
  • Infasoy 2 (Parev)

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3267

The following kashrus information is from the OK and the Vaad of Flatbush on November 29, 2010.

Please be advised that OK Kosher Certification is no longer certifing Divine Bakery, 1999 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn
Ed. note: They are continuing to be certified by the Vaad of Flatbush.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3265

The following kashrus alert is from the Vaad of Queens on November 24, 2010.

Please be advised that Kosher Emporium, Plainview, NY is no longer certified by the Vaad Harabonim of Queens.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3263
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