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

From the Cape Town Kashrut Department:
Woolworths Hot Cross Buns bear an erroneous Beth Din logo. This product is not kosher. The company apologizes for the error and is taking corrective measures.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3223

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FAAN on October 23, 2010.

Nestlรฉ USA is recalling โ€œNestlé® Raisinets&® Fun Size Bagsโ€ due to undeclared peanuts. The 10-oz bags were sold in Target, Shop Rite, and Don Quixote retail stores in the U.S. The product is marked with production code 02015748 and UPC 2800010255. Consumers should contact the company at (800) 478-5670 for a refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3222

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 21, 2010. -

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc ("Del Monte Fresh") announced today the voluntary recall of certain cantaloupes grown in and shipped from AZ. The affected product was distributed to limited customers in and around Detroit, MI and is being recalled because these cantaloupes have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Approximately eighty one (81) cartons of cantaloupes, each containing fifteen (15) cantaloupes per carton, were distributed to wholesalers in Detroit who in turn sell to other wholesalers and or to retail and foodservice outlets beginning on October 11, 2010. The cantaloupes have a light brown color skin on the exterior; with orange flesh. Each cantaloupe has a Del Monteฎ sticker with the words "Cantaloupe USA". The cantaloupes were distributed for sale in bulk in cardboard cartons. The recalled cartons of cantaloupes are dark brown cardboard with the "Del Monte" logo in red lettering and "cantaloupes" in yellow lettering on a green background. The cantaloupes have the lot codes W-11-147-43-size 15 or W-11-14-19 size 15. The cantaloupe recall is being implemented as a result of a random test directed by the USDA and carried out by the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Although no illnesses have been reported, Del Monte Fresh voluntarily decided to recall the potentially affected lot. Consumers who believe that they are in possession of uneaten cantaloupe affected by this recall may contact Del Monte Fresh at any time by calling 1-800-659-6500 or email Del Monte Fresh at Contact-US-Executive-Office@freshdelmonte.com.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3221

The following kashrus alert is from Jerusalem Kosher News and matzav.com and other sources and posted on October 21, 2010 .

Marvalous Omega 3 is being sold in the frum communities of the US and in Israel. The company claims that the oil is from plants. However the gelatin capsule is made from regular gelatin. Regular gelatin is not accepted as kosher by the major American kashrus agencies and the Israeli Mehadrin ones, other that when used in capsules which are prescribed as medication by a doctor and that this product is considered medication according to Halacha. Articles explaining the kashrus issues of gelatin can be found at www.kashrut.com/trade/gelatin . Companies claiming all-natural or organic does not mean that a product is kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3218

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on October 21, 2010.

The Cape Town Kashrut Department has asked us to remind the community that: Snaxels Choc Stix and Yogi Stix are still incorrectly labeled as parev. These products, and the Snaxels Choc Snax, are milchik.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3220

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on October 21, 2010.

Knorr Creamy Blue Cheese Salad Dressing bears an erroneous Beth Din logo. This product is not kosher. The company apologizes for the error and they are taking corrective measures.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3219

The following kashrus notice is from the KSA in response to a reader's question on October 19, 2010.

Currently, KSA certifies the non-flavored Via coffee. The KSA appears on the packets. Starbucks flavored Via coffee is not certified as kosher, at this time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3217

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 19, 2010. -

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is recalling one product lot of TYLENOL® 8 Hour caplets 50 count bottles to the retail level. McNeil is taking this action following a small number of complaints of a musty or moldy odor. The uncharacteristic odor is thought to be caused by the presence of trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole. This voluntary action is being taken as a precaution and the risk of adverse medical events is remote. To date, observed events reported to McNeil for this lot were temporary and non-serious. The product lot number for the recalled product can be found on the side of the bottle label.


    Product Name: Tylenol 8 Hour Caplet 50 count
    Lot Number: BCM155
    UPC Code: 3 0045-0297-51 8
Consumers who purchased product from the lot included in this recall should stop using the product and contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare, either at www.tylenol.com9 or by calling 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time) for instructions about receiving a refund or product coupon. Consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their healthcare provider. Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
  • Online::www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm10
  • Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm11. Mail to address on the pre-addressed form.
  • Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3216

The following health alert is from the FDA on October 18, 2010.

The Pictsweet Company, Bells, TN today announced a voluntary recall of certain codes of store brand products containing frozen Green Peas after the company learned that some of the packages may contain glass fragments, which may cause injury if ingested. Products subject to this recall were distributed only to Kroger stores in the Southeast United States and Walmart stores throughout the United States and include the following items:

  • Kroger 12 ounce Green Peas (UPC 11110 89736) Production Codes of 1440BU, 1440BV, 1440BW, and 1600BD
  • Kroger 12 ounce Peas and Carrots (UPC 11110 89741) Production Codes of 1960BD and 1960BE
  • Great Value 12 ounce Steamable Sweet Peas (UPC 78742 08369) Best by Dates of July 20, 2012; July 21, 2012
  • Great Value 12 ounce Steamable Mixed Vegetables (UPC 78742 08026) Best by Date of July 15, 2012
No injuries have been reported to date. While no injuries have been reported, Pictsweet is advising the public that product from these packages indicated above should not be consumed. Consumers who have purchased the above product should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact The Pictsweet Company at 1-800-367-7412, extension 417 toll-free from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Monday through Friday.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3215

The following reissued British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din on October 18, 2010.

You can still find mislabelled versions of Dorset Cereals Berries & Cherries Bars and Dorset Cereals Fruits, Nuts & Seeds Bars, which bear the 'KLBD' instead of 'KLBD D' logo. Despite the omission of the 'D', they are Dairy and include 'unsalted butter' in the ingredient declaration.

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din on June 9, 2010.

Recent batches of Dorset Cereals Berries & Cherries Bars and Fruits, Nuts & Seeds Bars, listed on p.34, have been mis-labelled 'KLBD' instead of 'KLBD D'. They are still Dairy and include 'unsalted butter' in the ingredient declaration.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3093
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