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The following kashrus alert is from the COR on November 1, 2010 and November 2, 2010.

All Compliments brand Chocolates, Candies, and Nuts which bear a COR 345 "sticker" are not kosher certified. These products, found at Sobeys, should not be used even when bearing the COR 345 "sticker". Corrective measures are being taken.

Important to Note: This Alert applies only to products which have "stickers". If the COR 345 is imprinted on the label, the item is kosher approved.
A list of recalled candies can be found at www.cor.ca/en/32963

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3234

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on November 1, 2010.

From the Cape Town Kashrut Department:
Nature's Choice has notified us that 4 varieties of their Nature’s Garden frozen vegetables (Broccoli, Cauliflower & Broccoli, French Stir Fry, and Mediterranean Roasting Vegetables) erroneously have been marked with the BD logo. Unfortunately, the vegetables contained within these products were neither checked nor cleaned in accordance with the requirements of the Beth Din.
The company has apologized for the printing errors and will be happy to issue vouchers to persons who purchased these products in error. To claim your voucher, please email info@naturesgarden.co.za and provide your name, physical address, and the name of the product purchased.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3233

The following kashrus alert is from New S1quare Kashrus, the cRc the Star-K posted on October 29, 2010 with additional information from the COR on November 1, 2010.

Tylenol liquid children's products were recalled in May, 2010, www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3062. McNEIL is now importing Children's Tylenol from Canada to the United States in order to provide products to sell in the US. This has become a kashrus issue because the American produced product was made with kosher glycerin from vegetable sources and the Canadian plant is using non-kosher glycerine from non-kosher beef or pork fat. The Chicago Rabbinical Council has recommends "that consumers consult with their local Rabbi to find out if and when it is appropriate to give these liquid medicines to their children."
They provide the following additional suggetions:

  • "The McNeil Company also produces a liquid version of Extra Strength Liquid Tylenol for Adults (in the Rapid Blast Cherry Flavor) which does not contain any glycerin.
  • Many children are able to use chewable tablets which typically do not contain glycerin (although they may contain other ingredients which are less kosher-sensitive).
  • The Novartis Company recently introduced a number of varieties of liquid "Fever Reducer" for children under the Triaminic name. It contains the same active ingredient as Tylenol (Acetaminophen) and its packages bear the OU kosher logo.
  • Those who chose to avoid uncertified liquid medicines have the following option: In cases where one is unsure if the glycerin is from kosher or non-kosher sources, they may consume the liquid medicine after diluting it 6 times its volume of water or another liquid. [Please check with your doctor to determine if this will affect the efficacy or safety of the medicine.] For example, 1 teaspoon of medicine would be mixed into 6 teaspoons of water, and then the entire mixture would be swallowed." Information on taking non-kosher medications can be found at www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-medi-guide.htm

Ed. Note: Tempra Double strength cherry is a children's acetominophen product available in Canada which contains a vegetable glycerin.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3231

The following health alert is from the New York State Department Department of Agriculture and Markets on October 29, 2010.

KOSHER FIRST LLC. 502 FLUSHING AVE. is recalling TUV TAAM SALADS NOVA LOX SALAD due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The problem was discovered after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel found the product to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes .
Tuv Taam Salads Brand Nova Lox Salad is packed in a 17 oz. plastic container coded Sell By 12/03/2010. It was distributed to COSTCO locations in New York and New Jersey. It is a product of the USA. Consumers that have purchased Tuv Taam Salads Nova Lox Salad should not consume it, but should return it to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-855-2207.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3232

The following health alert is from the PR Newswire on October 26, 2010.

Good Earth Tea is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of its Caffeine Free Original blend due to the possible presence of salmonella. The affected blend was only distributed to a limited number of Costco retail locations in California, and Trader Joe's retail locations in CA, WA, OR, NV and PA. All affected product has been or is in the process of being removed from store shelves. Good Earth is working closely with the FDA and its customers on this matter. The tea subject to this voluntary recall is limited to the following blend having UPC Codes with Best By Dates of 18AUG12 to 02SEP12 respectively:

  • Good Earth Caffeine Free Original-25 count sold at Costco (UPC 2701830401); as part of the Costco 3-pack (UPC 27018 30169)
  • Good Earth Caffeine Free Original-18 count sold at Trader Joe's (UPC 27018301356)
Consumers who have purchased these products should discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-625-8227 between 8am EDT and 8pm EDT, Monday to Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3230

The following kashrus alert and notice is from the Vaad of Denver on October 27, 2010.

Corn on the Cob: Recently, kashrus agencies have reported finding insects in corn on the cob. When the husk is removed, these insects scurry inside in between the niblets. Please note that frozen corn on the cob as well as canned corn do NOT appear to have a problem.

    Guidelines to prepare corn on the cob:
  • Do not cook with the husk on
  • Remove the husks and wash and inspect well. Do not cook if it has holes or if it is rotting.
  • After cooking, check the water, especially the top of the water. If insects or worms are found there, discard the corn.

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3228

The following kashrus alert and notice is from the Vaad of Denver on October 27, 2010.

King Soopers Pumpkin Loaf is mistakenly marked Scroll K D.E. This product is certified Scroll K Dairy since it contains milk solids.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3229

The following kashrus alert and notice is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission posted on October 27, 2010.

Now and Later candies are not kosher. There was a Now and Later Product that was kosher when bearing an OU. This product was discontinued in 2005. At present all Now and Laters come from a non-kosher facility out of the country.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3227

The following kashrus alert and notice is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission and confirmed by the Rabbinical Council of New England posted on October 27, 2010.

Atlanta Cheescake Company, Panarama, was under reliable supervision. The supervision was discontinued about three months ago. We no longer recommend using the product, even with a "K" or a "KVH" on the box. The product was often sold at Sam's Club.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3226

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on October 24, 2010.

From the Cape Town Kashrut Department:
Strawberry Chocaloes were inadvertently marked parev. This product is milchik. The manufacturer apologizes for the error and is taking corrective action.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3224
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