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The following kashrus information is from the cRc on July 1, 2015.

Some tostadas produced by Mission Foods bear the cRc with stickers stating "Made in Mexico".
Those are NOT certified by cRc and should not be considered Kosher.
Corrective action has been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5051

The following kashrus information is from the cRc on June 30, 2015.

After extensive research, a newly updated Starbucks list has been compiled by the cRc. The following are some of the changes from the previous list:

  1. The cRc now can recommend getting a latte in any location as long as one orders a “kiddie latte” - which means to order it prepared at 115 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. For those that do not use regular milk, in addition to soy milk, there is also coconut milk available under the OU.
  3. Cold brew coffee (a new item) presents a kashrus issue due to kovush.
  4. Teavana teas are mostly not yet kosher certified but they are slowly working towards becoming certified. Of course plain, unflavored tea does not need a hechsher.
  5. Clover coffee can be ordered if one asks the Barista to use wooden sticks instead of the metal whisk.
The list and articles related to cRc 's Starbucks research can be found at www.crcweb.org/starbucks_overview.php

Chicago Rabbinical Council Guide to Starbucks Beverages

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5050

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on July 1, 2015.

Jars of Luna brand Hand Stuffed Olives with Bleu Cheese, and jars of Luna brand Hand Stuffed Olives with Provolone Cheese, bear an unauthorized Star-K. These products are not Kosher, and are being recalled. Consumers who find these products in the marketplace should contact Star-K at info@star-k.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5049

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on June 30, 2015.

Pearl River Bridge Oyster Flavored Sauce, Guangdong PRB Bio-Tech Co., Ltd. China: The Orthodox Union does not certify any Pearl River Bridge sauces. A Pearl River Oyster Flavor Sauce is being sold in Moscow (and possibly elsewhere) with an unauthorized OU placed on a card that is attached to the product. Corrective action is being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5046

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on June 29, 2015.

Simply Shari's Brown Rice/Flaxseed & Marinara; Brown Rice/Flaxseed Mac & Cheese, Simply Shari's, Thousand Oaks CA: The Orthodox Union does not certify Simply Shari’s Brown Rice/Flaxseed & Marinara and Brown Rice/Flaxseed Mac & Cheese. These products bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective action has been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5045

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on June 30, 2015.

Please be advised that Dolce Chocolate Company, Toronto, ON is distributing various chocolates and chocolate covered fruits and nuts bearing the OK kosher symbol without the permission of OK Kosher Certification, under the names – Dolce Chocolate, Charlie’s & Sam’s Chocolates, Union Street Chocolates, Santa Barbara Fruit & Nut. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5047

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 26, 2015.

Rocky Mountain Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Island Fruit and Nut Trail Mix packaged under the Free Range Snack Co. Brand and certain lots of bulk Macadamia Nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Consumers who have recently purchased the items with the BEST BY DATES listed below at stores located in AZ, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX, UT, and WY should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

AFFECTED PRODUCT PACKAGE SIZE UPC CODE BEST BY DATE RANGE
Free Range Snack Co.
Island Fruit and Nut
Trail Mix
16 oz. Tub 0-76958-55077-5 11/15/2015
Free Range Snack Co.
Macadamia Nuts
Bulk None 4/15/2016 - 5/28/2016

Based upon routine testing conducted by an FDA-contracted laboratory, the presence of Salmonella was detected in Macadamia Nuts.

Rocky Mountain Foods, Inc. is communicating with distributors and stores that have received the affected product.

Consumers who have questions about the above recall may contact Rocky Mountain Foods, Inc. Customer Service at (303) 371-3511 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mountain Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5044

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 27, 2015.

GRAND BK CORP. of MASPETH, NEW YORK is recalling 450 UNITS OF GOODIES CASHEW RAW 9OZ, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The product was labeled as “GOODIES BY NATURE RAW CASHEWS 9oz.” and was packed in 9oz. clear plastic tubs. The recalled product has sell-by dates of 04.29.2016 and 05.02.2016 and a UPC code of 846034010055.
Recalled items were sold in NY, NJ, PA, VA, MD, and GA in "H Mart" retail stores.
Customers who have purchased this product should discard it and may bring in their receipt to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-417-5607, Monday through Friday 9am,-5pm, EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5043

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 25, 2015.

Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The product was labeled as "Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts" and was packaged in 11 oz. plastic tubs. The recalled product has best-by dates of March 19, 2016 through June 21, 2016 and a UPC code of 0-76958-62059-1.
Recalled items were sold in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX, and UT Whole Foods Market Stores.
Customers who have purchased this product should discard it and may bring in their receipt for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Whole Foods Market Customer Service, 512-477-5566 ext. 20060 Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm CDT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5042

The following kashrus alert is from the OU in response to a question from a reader on June 22, 2015.

Noyan Black Current Grape Nectar, Eurotem CJSC, Armenia: The Orthodox Union does not certify Noyan Black Current Grape Nectar. Some cartons were mistakenly labeled with an OU symbol. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5041
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