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Shoreline Fruit, LLC. Recalls Select Bulk and Retail Dark Chocolate Covered Cherry Products Due to Possible Undeclared Milk Allergen

October 31, 2017 from the FDA:
Traverse City, Michigan, Oct. 31, 2017 -- In cooperation with the GKI Foods, LLC recall of dark chocolate products due to an undeclared milk/dairy allergen, Shoreline Fruit is voluntarily recalling select Shoreline Fruit bulk and Cherry Bay Orchards® branded dark chocolate covered cherry products. This recall is an extension of the GKI Foods LLC recall announced on October 27, 2017. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk/dairy run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
These products were sold throughout the United States at various wholesalers, retailers and specialty food stores. There have been no illnesses reported to date.
Shoreline Fruit is voluntarily recalling the products with the following product descriptions:

UPC/Product Code Description Size
8 46659 00048 6 Dried Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries 6 oz.
8 46659 00039 4 Dried Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries 24 oz.
CHDC025Z Shoreline Fruit Dark Choc Covered Montmorency Cherries 25 lb.

The products are packaged in 25-pound corrugated boxes and 6 oz. and 24 oz. stand-up pouch packaging with a label listing the above-mentioned UPCs. Consumers who have purchased these products should discontinue use immediately and return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions regarding this recall should contact Shoreline Fruit at 800-836-3972 available M-F from 8 AM to 5 PM EST.

Ed. note: The product bears a kosher dairy designation

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6109

Torani Amaretto Syrup is Mistakenly Using OK Pareve Symbol

October 31, 2017 from the OK:

Please be advised that A limited number of new labels for Torani Amaretto Syrup were mistakenly printed without the D in the kosher symbol. This product is certified kosher and dairy. The ingredient panel has the following statement: ‘Contains dairy allergens’. Corrective actions have been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6108

New Slurpee flavors- revised

October 31, 2017: The following are new kosher slurpee flavors are from 7-11 and are pareve:

  • Ghost White Gummi Slurpee aka Fanta Ghostly White
  • Airheads Mango Chili
  • Fanta Pink Strawberry Lemonade
  • Fanta Sugar Free Chili Mango
  • Pelon Pelo Rico
  • Mug Root Beer Float
  • Master Chill Cotton Candy

Cold brewed coffee- pareve or dairy equipment due to different suppliers
Florida Strawberry Mojito (fountain drink)- pareve

Freal Milk Shake is not kosher. and it does not bear any kosher symbol.

The Kashrut.com Slurpee list can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/slurpees.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6102

First Source Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Milk in Several Dark Chocolate Products Received from our Supplier GKI Foods LLC

October 31, 2017 from the FDA:
21st Century Snack Foods, of Ronkonkoma NY 11779, is voluntarily issuing the following recall: Dark Chocolate Almonds: Packaged in a 6 oz peg / stand up bag. UPC# 030603 228549. Affected Lot #’s are 16100 thru 17300. The product brand is 21st Century Snack Foods. The product is packaged in a plastic hanging / stand-up bag.
These products may contain an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk allergen run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
This product may have been distributed to the following states, and they reached consumers through retail stores: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY
The recall was initiated after it was discovered, that the Dark Chocolate Almonds containing the milk allergen were distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the milk allergen.
Consumers who have purchased this product will be asked to dispose of this product and contact the company directly via email for a full refund at centurysnack@gmail.com
Consumers with questions, may also contact the company at 631-588-8000 and ask to speak with the recall coordinator, Michael Bell. Hours of operation are 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
This product was manufactured by GKI Foods of Brighton, Michigan and packaged and distributed under the 21st Century Snack Foods Brand.
This recall is an extension of the GKI Foods LLC recall announced on October 27 2017

Ed. note: The product bears a kosher dairy designation

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6107

Reissued Brazilian Kashrus alert on MR CHENEY products

October 27, 2017 from the BDK (Beit Din Kashrut Sao Palo Bazil):

Embora notificado de que nenhum dos produtos das lojas, nem mesmo os sem lactose, são kosher, verificamos que a Mr. Cheney continua vendendo o cookie sem lactose como kosher BDK.
Reiteramos que os mesmos não estão mas sob nossa supervisão e que a Mr. Cheney está divulgando indevidamente..

Translated by google translate: Although notified that none of the store's products, even non-lactose-free ones, are kosher, we find that Mr. Cheney continues to sell the lactose-free cookie as a kosher BDK.
We reiterate that they are not under our supervision and that Mr. Cheney is unduly disclosing.


Brazilian Kashrus alert on MR CHENEY products

September 14, 2017 from the BDK (Beit Din Kashrut Sao Palo Bazil):
MR CHENEY: não estamos mais acompanhando a kashrut dos produtos da Mr. Cheney.
Os produtos foram retirados de nossas listas e as lojas não estão autorizadas a vender nenhum produto como kosher BDK.

Translated by Google Translate: MR CHENEY: We are no longer following the kashrut of Mr. Cheney's products.
The products have been removed from our lists and the stores are not allowed to sell any products like kosher BDK.DANÚBIO: For some time we have not been following the production of fresh cheese

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6078

Mann Packing Recalls Minimally Processed Vegetable Products Because of Possible Health Risk

October 19, 2017 from the FDA, Foodsafetynews and CFIA in Canada.:
Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled products were distributed throughout the United States and Canada with "best if used by" dates from October 12 to October 20 listed on the front of the packaging. For recalled products distributed at retail and foodservice, product names, UPC codes and "best if used buy" dates are listed here.

The brands of fresh vegetable products included in the recall are:

  • Mann’s
  • Western Family
  • Archer Farms
  • HEB
  • Little Salad Bar
  • Signature Farms
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart
  • Cross Valley Farms
  • Sysco Natural

Consumers who have purchased any recalled products listed below are urged not to consume them, discard them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with further questions may contact Mann Packing on our 24-hour consumer line at 888-470-2681 or visit veggiesmadeeasy.com/products

October 22, 2017: List of Additional Canadian recalled products is here

List of products produced from the recalled vegetables is here.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6097

Rabbi Herman correction to the PRELIMINARY GUIDE TO CHODOSH - 24 October 17

Won Ton Food Co. crackers and other products may be Chodosh starting with the code of 72917 (7=July, 29=day of the month, 17=year.)

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6104

Red Bull Cola Is Not Kosher-certified

October 19, 2017 from the Kashrus Magazine with confirmation from KFKosher:

All Red Bull energy drinks are kosher/pareve certified by the KF (Federation of Synagogues, England) even without any kosher logo on the label. Red Bull Cola is not kosher-certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6103

Kedem blush sparking grape juice missing the OUP

October 23, 2017 from the OU answering a reader's question:
Some bottles of Kedem blush sparking grape juice are missing the OUP. These products are certied as kosher and kosher for Passover by the OU.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6101

Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pak N' Save Stores in Eight States Voluntarily Recall Several Fresh Vegetable Trays and Cups in Cooperation with Voluntary Recall by Mann Packing Due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

October 20, 2017 from the FDA:
Albertsons, Safeway, Vons and Pak N' Save Stores in Eight States Voluntarily Recall Several Fresh Vegetable Trays and Cups in Cooperation with Voluntary Recall by Mann Packing Due to Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination.
This recall impacts only the products in the stores and states listed below. The products have Sell Thru Dates up to and including 10-24-17 (October 24, 2017) and are packaged in clear plastic trays and cups of various sizes. The UPC code and Sell Thru Date can be found on the store scale label.
Recalled products were sold in Safeway stores in California, Hawaii and Nevada; Pak'N Save stores in California; and Vons stores in Fresno, Clovis and Oakhurst, California as well as were sold in Albertsons and Safeway stores in Colorado, Nebraska, Northwestern New Mexico, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Lists of recalled products can be found here
Customers who purchased the recalled product should discard or return it for a full refund. Customers who have questions about the recall can contact Mann Packing on their 24-hour consumer line at 888-470-2681 or visit veggiesmadeeasy.com/products. Customers can also contact Albertsons Companies at 1-877-723-3929 anytime.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6100
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