Kashrus alert on Johnny Harris BBQ Sauce
June 2, 2016 - From the Atlanta Kashruth Commission and confirmed by Savannah Kashruth:
Johnny Harris BBQ Sauce has discontinued certification. Do not buy without certification. BBQ Sauces with certification on the label may still be purchased.
UWS Dunkin Donuts No Longer ‘Fully’ Kosher
June 2, 2016 - From the National Kosher (Rabbi Aaron D. Mehlman):
"Please be advised that, as per ownership's decision, the Dunkin Donuts located on Amsterdam and 94th Street in Manhattan is no longer FULLY kosher."
"In the immediate future, we will post a LIMITED KASHRUS CERTIFICATE which will allow kosher customers to purchase beverages and (almost) all bakery products in the store."
"These items, however, cannot be cut, sliced, heated or toasted in store and NO kosher sandwiches will be available for purchase."
"Kosher cream cheese, butter and jelly packets will be available for "take out." Sorry for the inconvenience!"
Gold Medal, Gold Medal Wondra, and Signature Kitchens Flour Recalled Due to Possible E. coli O121 Contamination
May 31, 2016 - From General Mills and Barfblog and the FDA:
General Mills is collaborating with health officials to investigate an ongoing, multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 that may be potentially linked to Gold Medal flour, Wondra flour, and Signature Kitchens flour (sold in Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel, Shaws, Vons, United, Randalls, and Acme). Out of an abundance of caution, a voluntary recall is being made. To date, E. coli O121 has not been found in any General Mills flour products or in the flour manufacturing facility and the company has not been contacted directly by any consumer reporting confirmed illnesses related to these products.
State and federal authorities have been researching 38 occurrences of illnesses across 20 states related to a specific type of E. coli (E. coli O121), between December 21, 2015, and May 3, 2016. While attempting to track the cause of the illness, CDC found that approximately half of the individuals reported making something homemade with flour at some point prior to becoming ill. Some reported using a General Mills brand of flour.
Based on the information that has been shared with General Mills, some of the ill consumers may have also consumed raw dough or batter. Consumers are reminded to not consume any raw products made with flour. Flour is an ingredient that comes from milling wheat, something grown outdoors that carries with it risks of bacteria which are rendered harmless by baking, frying or boiling. Consumers are reminded to wash their hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with raw dough products or flour, and to never eat raw dough or batter.
If you have any of the products listed below, they should be thrown away. Consumers with additional questions or requesting a replacement should contact the company at 800-230-8103. Additional recall information can also be found at www.generalmills.com/flour.
|13.5 ounce Gold Medal Wondra Flour |
|Package UPC ||000-16000-18980 |
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates ||25FEB2017 thru 30MAR2017 |
|2 lb. Gold Medal All Purpose Flour |
|Package UPC ||000-16000-10710 |
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates ||25MAY2017KC thru 03JUN2017KC |
|2lb Gold Medal Self-Rising Flour |
|Package UPC ||000-16000-11710 |
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates ||23AUG2016KC |
|10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour |
|Package UPC ||000-16000-10410 |
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates ||02JUN2017KC, 03JUN2017KC |
|5lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour |
|Package UPC ||000-16000-10610 |
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates ||25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC thru 31MAY2017KC, 01JUN2017KC, 03JUN2017KC thru 05JUN2017KC, 11JUN2017KC thru 14JUN2017KC |
|5lb Gold Medal Unbleached Flour |
|Package UPC ||000-16000-19610 |
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates ||25MAY2017KC, 27MAY2017KC, 03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC |
|10lb Gold Medal All Purpose Flour- Banded Pack |
|Package UPC ||000-16000-10410 |
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates ||03JUN2017KC, 04JUN2017KC, 05JUN2017KC |
|5lb Signature Kitchens All Purpose Flour Enriched Bleached |
|Package UPC ||000-21130-53001 |
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates ||BB MAY 28 2017 |
|5lb Signature Kitchens Unbleached Flour All Purpose Enriched |
|Package UPC ||000-21130-53022 |
|Recalled Better if Used by Dates ||BB MAY 27 2017 |
All Natural Gourmet Lox and Chive Cream Cheese Spread Mislabled Pareve
May 25, 2016 - From Kashrus Magazine and confirmed by the WK:
All Natural Gourmet Lox and Chive Cream Cheese Spread (All Natural Foods Corp., 111 Ditmas Avenue, Brooklyn, NY) mistakenly bears a "WK-Pareve" designation (Rabbi Yehuda Kelemer) rather than a "WK-Dairy" designation. All of the containers presently on the shelves are being resealed with the correct Dairy seal. All future productions will no longer be under the “WK” certification.
Kosher Alert Dole Fruit'n Mango in Mango Pudding
May 27, 2016 from the OU:
Dole Fruit'n Pudding, Mango in Mango Pudding: The Orthodox Union certifies Dole Mango in Mango Pudding as an OU D-Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as indicated in the ingredients and allergens statements. Some packaging was mistakenly labeled with a plain OU symbol without the D-Dairy designation. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Kosher Alert Honest Kids Super Fruit Punch, Honest Tea
May 26, 2016 from the OU:
Honest Kids Super Fruit Punch, Honest Tea, Bathesda MD: The Orthodox Union no longer certifies Honest Kids Super Fruit Punch. Some bottles were labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. The affected product contains either one of the following production codes: APR2317BAC or APR2317BAD. Corrective actions have been implemented.
Kashrus alert on Ashley Farms Cheesecake Drops
May 26, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
Ashley Farms Cheesecake Drops, Ashley Farms, 220 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444: Ashley Farms Inc. Cheesecake Drops bear an unauthorized OK symbol on the packaging. Corrective action is being taken.
Yogen Fruz on Collins Ave, Sunny Isles, FL no longer certified kosher
May 26, 2016 from Kosher Miami:
At the request of the establishment to no longer be kosher certified, please be advised that Yogen Fruz, located at 18090 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles, FL is no longer under KM supervision. It is our understanding that this location is remaining open, but it is NOT kosher certified.
Insect infestation alert on NFresh Express Classic Garden, Fresh Express Shredded, and Dole Shredded Lettuce
May 26, 2016 from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission with additional information from the COR Detroit on May 18, 2016:
Fresh Express Classic Garden, Fresh Express Shredded, and Dole Shredded Lettuce do not have a kosher symbol at the current time, in this area due to infestations.
Sprouts carries lettuce with Star-K certification
Publix Brand lettuce has OV certification
Please check packages for certification before buying.
From the COR Detroit: Fresh Express in the Midwest is not affected and continues to bear the Star-K.
Kashrus information on Monday Night Brewery
May 25, 2016 from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission:
We are proud to announce that Monday Night Brewery is now AKC certified! Any of their year round beers including: Slap Fight, Nerd Alert, Blind Pirate, Fu Manbrew, Drafty Kilt and Eye Patch Ale are now Kosher Certified whether in a bottle, can, or by draft! The beer is Kosher even when not bearing an AKC symbol.
Although regular beer does not require a hechsher, beers produced in microbreweries or that have flavors added, do. Feel free to show Monday Night Brewery that it was worth going Kosher, and that they are appreciated by the community, by buying their beer. These beers can be purchased at Kroger, Publix, and many other locations.