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The following peanut allergy alert is from the CFIA on February 26, 2015.

Garden Lites brand Southwestern Souffle recalled the following product due to undeclared peanut:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Garden Lites Southwestern Souffle 198 g Lot # 27814
EXP DATE 4/5/2016
7 04863 01720 4


The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA on January 15,2015.

Garden Lites®, The Delicious Vegetable Company™ owned and operated by Classic Cooking LLC, is issuing a voluntary recall of several products due to the fact that they contain undeclared peanuts. The ingredient cumin provided by a third party vendor was contaminated with peanut allergen. Individuals who have severe sensitivity to peanuts should not consume the designated products as they may run the risk of a serious and even life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. These products were distributed nationwide in retail stores. The recall affects products with the following lot numbers and UPC codes:

PRODUCT NAMESIZELOT#EXP DATESUPC
Garden Lites Kale & Quinoa Soufflé7 oz3219
33014
3517
5/25/2016
5/26/2016
6/23/2016
7-04863-01730-3
Garden Lites Southwestern Soufflé7 oz27814
32214
32314
4/5/2016
5/18/2016
5/19/2016
7-04863-01720-4
Garden Lites Veggie Chili & Cornbread Melt7 oz299144/26/20167-04863-01726-6
Garden Lites Kale & Brown Rice Veggie Bites9 oz28014
28114
30114
30214
27414
4/7/2016
4/8/2016
4/28/2016
4/29/2016
4/02/2016
7-04863-03611-3
Classic Cooking Kale & Quinoa Veggie Cakes6.75 lbs32314
33614
36314
27414
5/19/2016
6/2/2016
6/29/2016
4/1/2016
7-4863-32511-8

To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.

Customers seeking a refund are asked to send a digital image displaying the UPC code and expiration date on the package/s affected to info@garden-lites.com or they can mail the product packaging to Classic Cooking Attn: RECALL at 165-35 145th Dr., Jamaica, NY 11434 in exchange for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 718-439-0200 ext. 627, Mon - Fri 9:00AM To 5:00PM.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4840

The following South African kashrus informaton is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on February 27, 2015.

All Israeli fruit currently available are not Shemita produce.

Kashrut.com has links to information on shemita and tithing at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4902

The following health alert is from the CFIA on February 26, 2015.

Amira Enterprises Inc. is recalling Amira brand Tahini Sauce from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Amira Tahini Sauce 750 g None 0 69467 40101 0

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4901

The following health alert is from the CFIA on February 25, 2015.

Loblaw Companies Limited is voluntarily recalling PC Blue Menu brand Bran Flakes Cereal from the marketplace due to possible plastic contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
PC Blue Menu Bran Flakes Cereal 775 g Best before dates 2015 AU 26 up to and including 2016 JA 07 0 60383 74782 4
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4900

The following kashrus alert is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on February 25, 2015.

The following is an incomplete list of popular alcoholic beverages that are NOT acceptable:

  • Bud Light Lime
  • Fireball
  • Grand Marnier
  • Jack Daniels Honey
  • Kahlua without an acceptable kosher symbol
  • Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • Scotch aged in Sherry or Port Casks
  • Southern Comfort
  • Vodka: Generally, unflavored vodka in the U.S. is acceptable as long as it is not made from grapes, whey, or wine alcohol. Hanger 1 Vodka is not acceptable which is made from grapes as stated on the bottle.

Kashrut.com has links to a number of Kosher Liquor lists at http://www.kashrut.com/articles/liquor2

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4890

The following kashrus alert is from OK Kosher Certification on February 25, 2015.

Sorel Artisanal Liqueur, Jack From Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY: Jack From Brooklyn is producing and selling Sorel Artisanal Liqueur bearing an unauthorized OK kosher symbol on the label. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4898

The following health alert is from the FDA on February 24, 2015.

Fairway "Like No Other Market" of New York, NY, is recalling Fairway brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The Fairway brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) were distributed to Fairway stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and also through home delivery programs provided by Google and Instacart.
The product is packaged in clear, plastic cello bags of varying weights, each weighing less than one pound. The product bears Item Code 228119 XXXXXX. All “SELL BY” Date codes of May 15, 2015 and earlier are being recalled.
Consumers who purchased the Fairway brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (855) 856-9566, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4897

The following kashrus alert are from the OU on February 23, 2015.

Cafe Escapes Café Mocha Specialty, Keurig: The Orthodox Union does not certify Café Escapes Café Mocha Specialty K-Cups. Some advertising for this product features an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4896

The following kashrus alert are from the OU on February 23, 2015.

Grinbin Edamame Frijol de Soya, Grupo Narcisa S.A. de C.V. Mexico: Grinbin Edamame snacks bear an unauthorized OU symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify any Grinbin snacks, sold in Mexico. Corrective measures are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4895

The following kashrus alert are from the OU on February 17, 2015.

The Orthodox Union no longer certifies any Rizo Lopez products, Rizo Lopez Foods, Modesto CA.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4894
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