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Chip’n Dipped Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include 7 More of it’s Dark Chocolate Bars Due to Possible Presence of Undeclared Milk

January 17, 2017 - from the FDA:

Chip’n Dipped of Huntington, NY, is expanding its recall of it’s dark chocolate bars to include, Dark Chocolate Almond, 63% Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Pretzel, Hot Dark Chocolate Habanero, Dark Chocolate Marshmallow, Extra Dark Chocolate 72% & Super Smooth Dark Chocolate 86%. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.
The recalled of the above chocolate bars were distributed to seven retail stores in NY, PA & MA.

ProductLot Numbers:
Dark Chocolate Almond, Net Wt 3.0oz1100535, 1100526, 1100518, 1100519, 1100452, 1100450, 1100482, 1100482
63% Dark Chocolate, Net Wt 2.9oz1100536, 1100501, 1100474, 1100458
Dark Chocolate Pretzel, Net Wt 2.9oz1100531, 1100512, 1100456. 1100489
Hot Dark Chocolate Habanero, Net Wt. 2.8oz1100457, 1100471, 1100490
Dark Chocolate Marshmallow, Net Wt. 3.1oz1100498, 1100505, 1100513, 1100530
Extra Dark Chocolate 72%, Net Wt. 2.8oz1100515 & 1100516
Super Smooth Dark Chocolate 86%, Net Wt. 2.8oz1100534, 1100533, 1100532

The Lot number is stamped on the back of the packaging box. Individual bars are unmarked.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk.

Consumers with milk allergies who have purchased these bars are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-545-2447, Monday-Friday 10am -4 pm ET.

Here is a link to the Original Recall.

Chip’n Dipped Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "Dark Chocolate Crunch Bar"

January 10, 2017 - from the FDA:

Chip’n Dipped of Huntington, NY, is recalling its 2.9-oz. bar, Dark Chocolate Crunch because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.
The recalled "Dark Chocolate Crunch" was distributed nationwide in retail stores.
The product comes in 2.9oz Bar form. The lot numbers are 1100506, 1100483 and 1100524 and are stamped on the back of the packaging box. Individual bars are unmarked.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the milk-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of milk.
Consumers who have purchased The Dark Chocolate Crunch Bar are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-545-2447, Monday-Friday 10am -4 pm ET.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5785

Kosher Alert Gell Singh Light Salsa de Soja

January 18, 2017 - from the OU:

Gell Singh Light Salsa de Soja, Saldiet, Argentina - Unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Gell Singh products. Gell Singh Salsa de Soja sold in Argentina (and possibly elsewhere) has an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5793

Kosher Alert Tropic Life Canned Mandarin

January 18, 2017 - from the OU:

Tropic Life Canned Mandarin, World, Ukraine - Unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Tropic Life canned products. Tropic Life Canned Mandarin is labeled with an unauthorized OU. This product is being sold in Eastern Europe (and possibly elsewhere). Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5792

Kosher Alert Splenda with Bonus Creamer

January 18, 2017 - from the OU:

Splenda with Bonus Creamer, Heartland Food Products Group, Carmel IN Splenda sachets manufactured by Heartland Food Products are certified pareve by the Orthodox Union: Dairy Product Inserted with Pareve Product
Boxes of sachets with the plain OU were packed with a "bonus" creamer inside. The creamer is kosher, but is dairy (chalav stam). Future packaging is being revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5791

D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall on One Specific Best By Date Of 32oz Original Animal Crackers Due to Undeclared Milk Ingredient

January 18, 2017 - from the FDA:

D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling one specific best by date of 32 oz. Original Animal Cracker because they may be packaged with other cookies that contain milk powder. People who are allergic to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The product comes in a 32oz printed plastic bag. The recall affects only the following Best By Date and Lot Numbers, printed on the back of the product bag:


    Best By Date: 07SEP17
    Bag Lot Numbers: LC120716 and LD120716
    Case Lot Number: L120716
    UPC code: 7232091022
The products were distributed to Walmart stores in Utah, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, California, Arizona, Washington, Louisiana, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana Arkansas, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Nevada. No other lots or products are affected.
The recall was initiated after receiving consumer complaints of other cookies found mixed in the bag with the Original Animal Crackers manufactured in our California bakery. The specific cookies found by consumers contain milk powder ingredients. Original Animal Crackers do not contain milk powder. No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to stop consuming the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. at 888-480-1988, Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm EST.

Ed. note: this product bears an OU-D.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5790

Kashrus alert - Lunch Buddies Diced Peaches

January 18, 2017: From the Star-K:
Please be aware that Lunch Buddies brand diced peaches in plastic cups, sold at Aldi's, bear an unauthorized STAR-K. This product contains grape juice of unknown origin and should not be used.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5789

Kashrus alert on Nate'n Al Delicatessen, Beverly Hills, CA

February 11, 2016: From the OK Kosher Certification Twitter Feed:
Nate'n Al Delicatessen in Beverly Hills, California has been displaying the OK symbol on their online menus. This restaurant is NOT KOSHER. Corrective actions are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5788

Israeli produce alert - Peppers & other fruits and veggies

January 17, 2017: From the Star-K:
"Please be aware that red, yellow and orange peppers, as well as other fruits and vegetables from Israel, are consistently being sold in the Baltimore area at produce markets in our neighborhood. From the numerous inquiries we have received, it is apparent that many consumers are unaware of this when shopping. Other examples of produce commonly from Israel are carrots, citrus fruits, persimmons, pomegranates, dates, dill and parsley."
The packages or labels state "Product of Israel." These vegetables require teruma and maaser to be taken.

Israeli produce alert Trader Joes - Peppers

December 21, 2016 - from Kosherquest.org.

"Recently, a number of people have reported seeing different colored peppers, as well as other produce in Trader Joe’s that came from Israel. Please be careful when purchasing any produce that the source is not from Israel, as there are Halachic issues with purchasing fruit and vegetables from Israel (Teruma and Maaser)."

Information on the purchase of Israeli fruits and vegetables including information on Terumos and Maasrot can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#TITHING

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5761

Kashrus Alert: NIBBLES & NUTS GIFT BASKETS and TRAYS (Oak Park, MI)

January 13, 2016- from the COR Detroit:

NIBBLES & NUTS GIFT BASKETS and TRAYS (Oak Park, MI) bear a sticker on some stating “All products in this box or basket are Kosher”. Consumers should be aware that these are prepared without any Kashrus supervision, and therefore cannot be accepted as Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5787

Kashrus Alert: OUR FAMILY CRISPY RICE CEREAL- additional information

January 12, 2016- from the COR Detroit and confirmed by the OU:

"OUR FAMILY CRISPY RICE TOASTED RICE CEREAL (sold at One Stop): After extensive investigation, we have confirmed that 12 oz. boxes that bear the letters CEM or CEP after the “Best if used by” date on top, plus the UPC # 70253 29870 on the bottom, are Kosher and pareve even though they do not bear any Kosher marking. The OU symbol was omitted in error."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5766
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