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Somersaults Crunchy Nuggets are Dairy Equipment

All the OU certified Somersaults Crunchy Nuggets, are labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment).
What does DE mean? Parve products made with heat on dairy equipment may be eaten after meat, but not with meat.
Some kashrus agencies use a DE symbol, but the OU has chosen not to use a DE designation because it is felt it may be confusing to the kosher consumer. Also, to be a true DE product, the equipment must be properly cleaned of residue after dairy production, and that level of cleanliness is sometimes difficult to maintain and guarantee.
Please note that it is possible that the manufacturer will reformulate this product and add a true dairy ingredient. You will not be able to know this, since the OUD kosher symbol will remain the same. We recommend that you call our office every 3 months to reconfirm the DE status of this product.

The preceeding information is from the OU in response to a reader's question on January 21, 2016.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5313

Yoshon Notice for E.J.'s Pizzeria, Skokie, IL

Please be aware that until further notice, the foods containing flour at E.J.'s Pizzeria, 9149 Gross Point Rd, Skokie, IL are not to be considered Yoshon. They apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

The preceeding yoshon notice alert is from the cRc on January 25, 2016.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5312

Twinings English Breakfast Black Tea in Twinings English Breakfast Decaffeinated Black Tea K Cups

Twinings English Breakfast Black Tea 12ct Kcups, were packaged in cartons stating Twinings English Breakfast Black Tea Decaffeinated. The recalled product is TWININGS OF London ENGLISH BREAKFAST BLACK TEA DECAFFEINATED, 12-0.11OZ (3.2g)/ EA NET WT 1.34 oz (38g), UPC 00070177513078. The product was recalled by Twinings North America, Inc., Greensboro, NC. The recalled product was distibuted in Distribution Pattern CA, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, WA, WI

The proceeding product alert is from the FDA Enforcement Report on January 20, 2016.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5311

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on January 21, 2016.

There are pouches of Wilton’s Dipping Chocolate that bear a cRc pareve logo. Please note that these are dairy as indicated in the ingredient panel. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5309

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on January 21, 2016 with additional information on January 7, 2016.

Please note that the cRc certified Kosher Korner in the Garden Fresh Market located at 275 Skokie Blvd. Northbrook, IL 60062 has closed. The cRc thanks Mr. Adi Mor and his team for providing quality kosher food to the Northbrook and surrounding areas since 2004.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5308

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on January 15, 2016.

Tanqueray Gin

Please be aware, that we have received correspondence from the Federation of Synagogues in London (KF), whom used to certify "Tanqueray Gin", letting us know that this product is no longer certified and therefore is no longer an approved kosher product for consumption in South Africa.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5307

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on January 20, 2015.

Baltika Brewery, St. Petersburg, Russia: Please be advised that Baltika Beer is no longer certified by OK Kosher Certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5306

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on January 11, 2016.

Kosher Alert Balconi Cubi Wafers

Balconi Cubi Nocciola Hazelnut Wafers, Balconi S.p.A. Nerviano Italy: The Orthodox Union certifies Balconi Cubi Nocciola Hazelnut Wafers as an OU D - Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the allergens and ingredients statements. Some boxes were printed with a plain OU, without the D - Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5305

The following information on chodosh is from Rabbi Y. Herman on January 19, 2016.

The following Yoshon under the O-U:

  1. Nature Valley granola bars made in Spain and sold in Israel are Yoshon if with Hebrew writing on the package.
  2. All General Mills cereals, including all Cheerios products sold in Israel are Yoshon PROVIDED the label states that they are made in the USA and that they are imported by Osem.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5304

The following almond allergy alert is from the FDA on Januaray 15, 2016.

Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily issuing a precautionary recall of 350 cases of 12 oz. Fresh Express Baby Spinach with a Product Code of G010A17A and Use-By Date of January 24 due to a possible exposure to a tree nut allergen (almond). Fresh Express representatives are already coordinating with stores to remove the recalled product from retail stores where distributed, primarily in Eastern and Southeastern states. No other Fresh Express products are included in this recall.
The recall was necessitated when a portion of a single almond was inadvertently introduced into the production supply. In order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of consumers, Fresh Express is conducting a precautionary recall of product that could have come into contact with the almond during this isolated incident. In some individuals the consumption of an undisclosed allergen, such as tree nuts, could be life-threatening.
Consumers in possession of the recalled product should discard it. A refund is available where purchased or by contacting the Fresh Express Consumer Response Center toll-free at (800) 242-5472 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Recalled Product Details

  • Fresh Express Baby Spinach - 12 oz. bag
  • Product Code of G010A17A and Use-By Date of January 24 located in the upper right hand corner on the front of the bag
  • UPC Code of 0 71279 27111 8 located on the reverse side of the bag by the bar code

Recalled Product Distribution
Fresh Express Precautionary Recall, Baby Spinach - 1/15/16
(No other Fresh Express Salads are included in this recall)

Brand PRODUCT NAME SIZE UPC PRODUCTION CODE BEST IF USED BY DATE POSSIBLE DISTRIBUTION STATES
Fresh Express Baby Spinach 12 oz. 0 71279 27111 8 G010A17A 24-Jan CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, ME, MD, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5303
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