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The following peanut and tree nut allergy alert is from the FDA on February 9, 2015.

National Choice Bakery has notified their customers concerning possible undeclared peanuts and tree nuts contaminated from an ingredient supplier in the baking process of bagels.
Please check the attached lists for products, brand names and lot information involved in this recall. This recall is for the states listed in the attachment. Consumers should discard any packages of bagels with expiration dates listed for that specific brand.
This recall was initiated after it was discovered that peanuts & almonds were found in gluten from a single supplier used in the affected products.
Consumers with questions may contact National Choice Bakery at 1-800-455-5591 from 8am to 3:30pm CST Monday-Friday, or email at mheckel@nationalchoicebakery.com for additional information.

Recalled products are sold under the following brand names: Lender's Bagels 6ct 20oz Plain 0 76800 56383 0 Feb. 24, 28, L'Oven Fresh Mini Bagels, Village Hearth Bagels, Dan's Pantry Bagels, Kroger Bagels
List of Recalled Products

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4879

The following kashrus advisory is from the COR Detroit on January 31, 2015.

Many ORE-IDA FROZEN POTATO PRODUCTS are now OU certified, but only when bearing the OU on the label. Each package should be checked.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4876

The following yoshon alert is from the OU on February 9, 2015.

China Mehadrin Tempura Batter Mix, China Mehadrin, Brooklyn NY: Some packages of China Mehadrin Tempura Battter Mix mistakenly state "Made from Yoshon Flour". The Orthodox Union does not certify this product as Yoshon. Future packaging is being revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4878

The following kashrus alert is from the COR Detroit on January 31, 2015.

KIGGINS CEREALS sold at Save-A-Lot currently do not bear any Kosher marking on a number of varieties that previously did, such as Corn Flakes, Crispy Rice, Rollin Oats and Raisin Bran, and may be from non-Kosher suppliers.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4874

The following expanded peanut and almond allergy alert is from the FDA on February 5, 2015.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is voluntarily recalling Thomas’, Sara Lee and Jewel Bagels because they may contain undeclared peanuts and almonds.
The recalled products, including the UPC codes, the best by dates printed on the plastic tab closure and states of distribution are listed below. The recalled product contains the bakery code number 30088 printed on the plastic tab closure to the left of the best by date.
The recall was initiated after the bakery that produced the product discovered that peanuts and almonds were present in an ingredient used for the bagels. No illnesses have been reported to date.
All recalled products are being removed from store shelves. No other Thomas’, Sara Lee or Jewel product are involved in this recall.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-984-0989 at any time 24 hours a day.

Product Name / Description UPC No. Best By Date(s) Bakery Code State(s)
Thomas' Everything Bagels 6-pack 20oz.

 

4812125319

 

Feb 10, Feb 12 & Feb 14

 

30088

 

IA, IL, IN, KY, MN, MO, ND, OH, WI

 

Thomas' Whole Wheat Bagels 6-pack 20oz.

 

4812125505

 

Feb 10, Feb 12 & Feb 14

 

30088

 

IA, IL, IN, KY, MN, MO, ND, OH, WI

 

Thomas' Plain Mini Bagels 10-pack 15oz.

 

4812121657

 

Feb 11 & Feb 13

 

30088

 

IA, IL, IN, KY, MN, MO, ND, OH, WI

 

Thomas' Onion Bagels 6-pack 20oz.

 

4812124903

 

Feb 10, Feb 12, Feb 13 & Feb 14

 

30088

 

IA, IL, IN, KY, MN, MO, ND, OH, WI

 

Thomas' Plain Bagels 6-pack 20oz.

 

4812127707

 

Feb 10, Feb 11, Feb 12, Feb 13 & Feb 14

 

30088

 

IA, IL, IN, KY, MN, MO, ND, OH, WI

 

Sara Lee Blueberry Bagels 6-pack 20oz.

 

7294535069

 

Feb 11 & Feb 12

 

30088

 

IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI

 

Sara Lee Cinnamon Raisin Bagels 6-pack 20oz.

 

7294535070

 

Feb 11 & Feb 12

 

30088

 

IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI

 

Sara Lee Plain Bagels 6-pack 20oz.

 

7294535066

 

Feb 11 & Feb 12

 

30088

 

IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI

 

Jewel Blueberry Bagels 6-pack 18oz.

 

4128001266

 

Feb 12

 

30088

 

IL

 

Jewel Cinnamon Raisin Bagels 6-pack 18.oz

 

4128001267

 

Feb 12

 

30088

 

IL

 

Jewel Onion Bagels 6-pack 18oz.

 

4128001269

 

Feb 12

 

30088

 

IL

 

Jewel Plain Bagels 6-pack 18oz.

 

4128001268

 

Feb 11 & Feb 12

 

30088

 

IL

 

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4873

The following expanded soy allergy alert is from the FDA on February 4, 2015.

Middle East Bakery, Inc. of Lawrence, Massachusetts is recalling select lots of bread products bearing the Joseph’s and Trader Joe’s brand names because they may contain undeclared soy. The Joseph’s brand name products were distributed in markets in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and in the following stores: Market Basket, Stop & Shop, Shaw’s, Hannaford and Big Y.
The Joseph’s products are as follows:

  • Joseph’s Mini Whole Wheat Pita, labeled as “100% STONE GROUND Whole Wheat Bread” NET WT. 8 OZ (227g), UPC 074117000420, with a sell by date of February 5, 2015 printed on the plastic closure tab. Product is packaged in a plastic bag.
  • Joseph’s Mini White Pita, labeled as “Joseph’s Enriched Pita bread” NET WT. 8 OZ (227 g), UPC 074117000413, with a sell by date of February 5, 2015 printed on the plastic closure tab. Product is packaged in a plastic bag.
  • Joseph’s White Lavash, labeled as “Joseph’s Lavash Roll-Ups Six Square Breads” NET WT. 14 OZ (397 g), UPC 074117000697, with a sell by date of February 17, 2015 printed on the front panel of the package. Product is packaged in a plastic zip top bag.
  • Joseph'sPita Bread, NET WT. 11 OZ, UPC 074117000147, with a sell by date of February 5, 2015 printed on the plastic closure tab. Product is packaged in a plastic bag.

The Trader Joe’s products were distributed only in Trader Joe's stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington D.C. The Trader Joe’s products are as follows:

  • Trader Joe’s 8 oz. Apocryphal 100% Whole Wheat Pita, UPC 00146326, with a sell by date of ”FEB 05” printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe’s 10 oz. Apocryphal 100% Whole Wheat Pita, UPC 00146333, with a sell by date of ”FEB 05” printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe’s 8 oz. Pita Bread, UPC 00146340, with a sell by date of ”FEB 05” printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe's 10 oz. Pita Bread, UPC 00146142 with a sell by date of "FEB 05" and "FEB 06" printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe’s Organic Pita Pocket Bread 100% Whole Wheat, UPC 00721196, with a sell by date of “FEB 03”printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe’s Pocketful of Fiber Pita Bread, UPC 00945097, ALL sell by dates printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe's Mini Pitas, UPC 00193856 with a sell by date of "FEB 05" printed on the plastic closure tab.
  • Trader Joe's Mini Whole Wheat Pitas, UPC 00637138 with a sell by date of "FEB 05" printed on the plastic closure tab.

Consumers who have an allergy to soy and purchased these Pita and Lavash breads should discard the product immediately or return it to their point of purchase for a full refund. Customers with questions may contact Middle East bakery at (978) 688-2221, Monday through Friday 9:00 to 5:00 EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4871

The following kashrus advisory is from the OU on February 2, 2015.

Nestle Infant Nutrition. Florham Park NJ: Not all Gerber products are certified by the Orthodox Union. Currently, the Orthodox Union certifies some Gerber 2nd Food products in 3.5 ounce jars and 4 ounce aseptic cups. As always, consumers are urged to look for the OU symbol before purchasing Gerber baby food.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4862

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on January 30, 2015.

Ladissmith Butter is incorrectly labelled as Parev. This product is Milchik.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4863

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on January 30, 2015.

Finn Crisp is no longer approved by the Beth Din.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4865

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on January 30, 2015.

McCains Broccoli erroneously bears a Beth Din logo. This product is not certified as kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4864
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