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The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on September 3, 2014.

Smart Balance Buttery Spread Original: Small, 7.5-ounce tubs of Smart Balance Buttery Spread Original (OU-DAIRY) have replaced the older, small tubs of Smart Balance Buttery Spread with Flaxseed Oil (OU-Pareve.) Please check the symbol on Smart Balance containers to confirm dairy or pareve status. Also, other Smart Balance spreads come in regular versions (DAIRY) and light versions (PAREVE.) These include Smart Balance with Omega-3, and Smart Balance with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Please check the symbols accordingly.
In general, Consumer should always check for the presence of a kosher symbol and the Dairy/ Pareve status, especially with similar products within a brand. The status can change or the kosher certification may be removed.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4678

The following South African kashrus advisory is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on September 3, 2014.

FRANGELICAS – Status of Parev Products: Frangelicas, in Long Avenue, Glenhazel, South Africa is under full time kashrut supervision and comprises two separate kitchens, one milk, and one parev.
All products made in the milk kitchen are milchik, not Chalav Yisrael.
All take-away parev products are made in the parev kitchen on dedicated equipment and are Mehadrin (eg muffins, breads, cakes etc), with the exception of items containing tuna.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4677

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on September 3, 2014.

"PIZZA MIKE – KOSHER STYLE": This is a non-kosher Pizza manufacturer. Pamphlets are being distributed outside Jewish schools and kosher stores. Kosher consumers are asked to be aware and to exercise caution.
Ed. note: Kosher style does not mean kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4676

The following walnut allergy alert is from the FDA on August 20, 2014.

Mrs. Fields Milk Cholate Chip Cookies, Interbake Foods Llc, Net Wt. 8 oz (227 g) cardboard carton with 8 individually wrapped 1 oz cookies. 12 cartons in a case. UPC 8-86002-50651-7. have been recalled because of undeclared Walnuts. Some cartons labelled as Chocolate Chip cookies actually contain Oatmeal Raisin with Walnut cookies. These products were distributed in OH, IA, AL.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4675

The following kashrus alert is from Shatz Kosher Services on September 1, 2014.

Tetsujin Calamari Salad, distributed by Tokyo Nori USA, City of Industry, CA bears an unauthorized SKS symbol. This product is not kosher. Legal action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4674

The following kashrus alert is from the Kof-K on August 28, 2014.

Some packages of Tops Potato Chips Products that are certified by the KOF-K as a Dairy product, have been mislabeled with a KOF-K Parve symbol.

  • Wavy Cheddar & Sour Cream
  • Salt & Vinegar
  • Sour Cream & Onion
  • Cheddar Horseradish
  • Dill Pickle
  • Jalapeno
These products contain dairy ingredients, as indicated inthe allergen and ingredient statements.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4673

The following health alert is from the FDA on August 28, 2014.

Dole Fresh Vegetables is initiating a limited voluntary recall of the following products because of possible contamination of these products by walnuts. The walnuts fell from a tree into spinach bins being delivered from a field and were discovered at the plant.

PRODUCT NAMEBAG CODEBEST-BY DATE
DOLE Baby Spinach 6 oz bag
UPC 071430009642
B23110209/4/2014
B23110219/4/2014
B23110229/4/2014
B23110239/4/2014
DOLE Spinach 8 oz bag
UPC 071430009765
B23110209/4/2014
B23110219/4/2014
B23110229/4/2014
B23110239/4/2014
B23110249/4/2014
B23110259/4/2014

his recall is for Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, for only DOLE Baby Spinach 6 oz bags and DOLE Spinach 8 oz bags with the specific Bag Codes and Best-by dates listed above. The bag code and best-by date are on the top right-hand corner of the front of the bag. Consumers who have purchased the designated products are instructed not to consume the product and to call the DOLE Consumer Center toll-free at 1-800-356-3111 from 8am to 3 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, for a refund.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4672

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Suprvision on July 28, 2014 and reissued on August 28, 2014.

Please be advised that Rashabov Bakery, 314 Belleville Twpk, Kearny NJ is no longer certified by OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION. They are still distributing breads bearing the unauthorized OK Kosher symbol. If you see this product on the market with the PK Kosher symbol, please call the OK at 718-756-7500. produced by Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4649

The following revised kashrus advisory is from OK Kosher Suprvision on August 26, 2014.

Please be advised that FROOVIE ORGANICS has an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on their website. OK Kosher Certification does not certify Froovie Organics. Corrective action is being taken.

Ed. note: The product is certified by the OU.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4669

The following health alert is from USDA on August 27, 2014.

TNUVA USA, a Fairfield, N.J., establishment is recalling approximately 8,316 pounds of Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlets product due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The product was produced on August 18, 2013, and shipped to the company’s distributor in New Jersey. FSIS will post complete store locations as the list becomes available on its website at www.fsis.usda.gov. The following product is subject to recall: (Picture of label is here):

  • 28.8-oz. (1.8 lb.) bags containing “MOM’S CHICKEN EXTRA THIN CUTLETS, THIN-CUT BREADED CUTLET SHAPED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES.”

Bags bear the Israeli establishment number “209” within the Israeli mark of inspection. The product’s expiration date is February 18, 2015, and bears the following UPC number on the packaging: 843426005866.
The problem was discovered when FSIS personnel conducted a routine sampling of product which tested positive for Lm. FSIS held the product and it did not enter commerce. Further investigation by FSIS determined that other products were produced on the same line without clean up between products. FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers' freezers. FSIS and the company have received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products
Consumption of food contaminated with Lm can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.
FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.
Media and consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Customer Service at 1-844- GOTNUVA (1-844-468-6882).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4670
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