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The following kashrus advisory is from the Rabbi Shain with information from the OU on April 30, 2015.

Please be aware that Friendly farms Vanilla Almond milk comes in both OU and OU-D, based on where it was processed. Check each package for the kosher status.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4969

The following mustard allergy alert is from the CFIA on April 29, 2015.

Lazar Gourmet Foods has recalled the following product distibuted in Ontario because of undeclared mustard.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Lazar Gourmet Foods Beef Samosas 400 g 0425C 7 79283 10269 4

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4971

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council November 3, 2014 and reissued on April 28, 2015.

Please be aware that Café Latte Toffee and Caramel Macchiato Toffee under the Walgreens brand was labeled with a plain cRc logo.
Both products are indeed dairy (Cholov Stam) as indicated on the ingredients and allergen statement.
Future labels are being revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4744

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on April 28, 2015.

M W Polar Mackerel In Brine, M. W. Polar, Province CA: The Orthodox Union does not certify M W Polar Mackerel in Brine. Some cans are mistakenly labeled with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4968

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on April 27, 2015.

Agroselprom Variety of Oils, Agroselprom Ltd., Dnepropetrovsk, UKRAINE not following OK Kosher Certification requirements.
Agroselprom products on the market are not certified by OK Kosher Certification even when bearing the OK kosher symbol. Certification has been revoked.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4967

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR on April 20, 2015.

Délices de la Forêt Macarons Au chocolat Choco Macs, Batonnet de Sesame, Whole Glazed Green (Mixed Fruit), Whole Glazed Red (Cherries), Croustille de Lin Issue: These were were inadvertently labeled without a "DAIRY designation. These products are being sold in the greater Montreal area. Corrective measures are being taken

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4966

The following health alert is from th" target='fda'>FDA on April 24, 2015.

Greystone Foods, LLC voluntarily recalls Today’s Harvest Field Peas with Snaps, Silver Queen Corn, and Broccoli Florets with the sell by date 04/21/16 shipped to Publix Supermarkets warehouse in Lakeland, FL warehouse due to possible health risk.
Greystone Foods, LLC of Birmingham, Alabama is recalling any Today’s Harvest frozen Field Peas with Snaps, Broccoli Florets, and Silver Queen Corn with the sell by date of 04/21/16 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Greystone Foods, LLC voluntarily recalls Today's Harvest Field Peas with Snaps, Silver Queen Corn, and Broccoli Florets with the sell by date 04/21/16 shipped to Publix Supermarkets warehouse in Lakeland, FL warehouse due to possible health risk. To the best of our knowledge, none of these items left their warehouse. In an abundance of caution, Publix has decided to remove these items from their stores. No other grocers are involved in this recall.
These products come in 32 ounce clear plastic bags and are located in the freezer section of Publix. The sell by date of 04/21/16 is printed along the bottom seal of the bag in black ink.
The potential for contamination was noted after we were informed by our supplier that an area of their facility where the field peas with snaps were blended tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes on a non-food contact surface. All products involved in this recall were quickly identified and removed from commerce.
If any customers find packages with the sell by date of 04/21/16 we urge them to return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund. Consumers with questions may call 1-205-945-9099.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4965

The following milk allergy alert is from the FDA on April 23, 2015.

Sweet Sam's Baking Company of Bronx, NY is recalling all lots of Starbucks Black & White Mini Cookies sold in Starbucks Company operated stores on or before Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, because they contain milk, an allergen that is not declared on the packaging.
The Black & White Mini Cookies were sold in Starbucks Company -operated stores in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
The product comes in a 2.0 oz. (56 g) clear film package, each containing two cookies.
Printed upon the front of the package are the words "Black & White Mini Cookies", "A New York City Favorite", and "SKU 408785". On the rear panel, among other details, are the words, "Manufactured for: Starbucks Coffee Company", and UPC code "833282000495".
The recall was initiated by Sweet Sam's Baking Company after it was discovered that the label did not reveal the presence of milk. Two customers with milk allergies reported having an allergic reaction after consuming the product. No other illnesses have been reported to date. A product packaging review determined that the private-label packaging design omitted the presence of milk from the ingredient panel. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by an oversight in the design process of the private label. The packaging for Black & White Cookies sold under Sweet Sam's own trademark does not suffer from this error. The company will be revising the labeling of the product before re-introducing onto the market.
Consumers who have purchased packages of Black & White Mini Cookies sold at Starbucks and have an allergy to milk are urged to discard the product or return it to any Starbucks store for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Starbucks’s Customer Relations at 1-800-782-7282, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Pacific Time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4964

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on April 24, 2015.

The following Gelato flavors, marketed under the Gelati Da Brand are certified kosher dairy by the cRc, but mistakenly bear a plain cRc logo:

  • Vanilla Marsala
  • Limoncello
  • Amaretto Chocolate
These items are currently being served by Delta Airlines with in-flight meals. The items have actual dairy in them as noted clearly on the packaging. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4963

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on April 24, 2015.

Kasia’s Potato & Bacon Pierogi bears an unauthorized cRc on the label. While there are many other Kasia’s products that are indeed certified by the cRc, this one particular product is not kosher and the label was printed in error. The product is being recalled.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4962
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