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The following kashrus advisory is from the OK on July 2, 2014.

GREAT NEWS!
JUST IN TIME FOR THE SUMMER!
Alexia French Fries and Hash Browns are now OK Pareve.
Please check packaging carefully, as OK Dairy versions are still in store freezers.

  • Alexia Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • Alexia Organic Oven Crinkles with Sea Salt
  • Alexia Organic Oven Crinkles with Sea Salt and Pepper
  • Alexia Organic Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt
  • Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries with Sea Salt
  • Alexia Oven Fries
  • Alexia Oven Fries: Olive Oil, Rosemary & Garlic
  • Alexia Rib Cut BBQ Sweet Potato Fries
  • Alexia Seasoned Fries Waffle Cut
  • Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Seasoning
  • Alexia Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt
  • Alexia Waffle Cut Sweet Potato Seasoned Fries
Please note that the “Hash Browns” was always Pareve.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4610

The following kashrus advisory is from the OK on July 2, 2014.

After communicating that certain varieties of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads would no longer be kosher certified upon the launch of the new bacon flavor, Philadelphia heard from some fans who expressed disappointment.
As the brand is always listening to its fans, Philadelphia is happy to share that, in working hand in hand with the OK, it has been able to make adjustments to ensure the below list of current kosher varieties of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads will remain kosher certified without compromising on any of OK Kosher's high kosher standards.

  • Philadelphia Original Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Strawberry Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Milk Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Chipotle Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Caramel White Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia 2x Protein Original Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia 2x Protein Honey Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread

As previously communicated, the new bacon variety contains actual bacon and will not carry a kosher symbol on the package.


The following kashrus advisory is from the OK on June 13, 2014 with additional information on June 18, 2014.

Please be advised that Kraft Foods, Northfield, IL will be coming out with a new product PHILADELPHIA BACON CREAM CHEESE SPREAD.This product is not kosher certified. It contains actual bacon and does NOT carry a kosher symbol on the package.
This will unfortunately also affect other Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread products. The following products will no longer be kosher certified:

  • Philadelphia Original Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Strawberry Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Milk Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Chipotle Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Caramel White Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia 2x Protein Original Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia 2x Protein Honey Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread
  • Philadelphia Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread
Please use extra care when purchasing Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads and verify that each package bears the OK-D symbol.

From the OK: The 10 varieties of affected Cream Cheese will likely still be available on store shelves with OK-D through the summer. The main production and release of Bacon Cream Cheese will begin in September. The OK will be resending the alert at the end of August. There is some Bacon Cream Cheese coming out on the market now from the trial run, which is why we put out the alert now.

Ed. note: The Customer service number at Kraft is 1-877-535-5666.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4599

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on July 2, 2014.

Please be advised that All Oil Roasted products produced by ARWAY CONFECTIONS, INC. (Chicago, IL) are now certified DAIRY when bearing the OK-D symbol. They are not certified Pareve. The following products are affected by this change:

  • Cajun Spiced Pecans
  • Garlic Seasoned Pecans
  • Hickory Smoked Pecans
  • Hickory Smoked Almonds
  • Honey Roasted Almonds
  • Honey Roasted Cashews
  • Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts
  • Honey Roasted Peanuts
  • Honey Roasted Pecans
  • Hot & Spicy Cajun Peanuts
  • Jalapeno Spiced Pecans
  • Mesquite Spice Pecans
  • R/S Blanched Almonds
  • R/S Blanched Peanuts
  • R/S Jr. Mammoth Pecan Halves
  • R/S Jumbo Redskin Peanuts
  • R/S Pistachios (Natural)
  • R/S XL Blanched Filberts
  • R/S Nonpareils Supreme Almonds
  • R/S California Almonds SSR
  • R/S Natural In-Shell Pistachios
  • R/S Cashews Fancy 16-180ct
  • R/S Cashews Fancy 210ct
  • R/S Cashews Fancy 240ct
  • R/NS Cashews Fancy 240ct
  • R/S Cashews Fancy 320ct
  • R/S Cashews Fancy large Pieces

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4609

The following peanut allergy alert is from the FDA dated June 27, 2014.

Nestlé USA is initiating a recall of limited amounts of ice cream due to mismatched packaging. The affected products are 14-ounce cartons labeled as Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with a UPC of 74570-08400, and lid labeled as Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter. The best buy date and manufacturing code appear on the bottom of the carton: Best By date of 13May2015, Manufacturing code of 24-52 4133580418D.
These mismatched packages contain Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream, and the ingredient statement on the carton applies to Chocolate Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and does not identify peanuts.
The ice cream was produced on May 13, 2014 and has been distributed in District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. No other production dates, sizes or varieties of Häagen-Dazs ice cream are affected by this recall. Häagen-Dazs product distributed in Canada is also not affected. Only products with mismatched flavor lids and cartons totaling 10,000 packages in the Eastern U.S. are being recalled.
Consumers with a peanut allergy are advised by Nestlé not to consume it. Consumers who have purchased the product (UPC 74570-08400 and Manufacturing code 24-52 4133580418D Best By 13May2015) can call 800-993-8924 or visit the website at www.haagen-dazs.com.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4608

The following kashrus alert is from the MK on June 27, 2014.

Please be advised that GUARDIAN ANGEL products are no longer certified as kosher by the MK.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4607

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Certification on June 27, 2014.

Please be advised that KRISDA Sugar Free Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips produced by GROUP KRISDA – STEVIA OF CANADA, INC. (Canada) were incorrectly labeled with the OK pareve symbol. The product is DAIRY, chalav stam.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4606

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on June 27, 2014.

Shopko Brand Fiber Capsules were inadvertently labeled with an unauthorized Star-K symbol. The product contains gelatin which is listed in the ingredient panel and is not Kosher. It was packaged in "160 capsule" containers. The product has been recalled.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4605

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 6, 2014.

Navitas Naturals©, the Superfood Company™, today announced an expansion of its voluntary and precautionary recall to include additional expiration dates of products containing Organic Sprouted Chia Powder, due to the possible presence of Salmonella.
The affected products were distributed nationally and include:

  • Navitas Naturals Organic Sprouted Chia Powder, 8oz, UPC 858847000369 all best by dates up to and including 11/22/2015
  • Navitas Naturals Omega Blend Sprouted Smoothie Mix, 8oz, UPC 858847000314 all best by dates up to and including 11/05/2015
  • Williams-Sonoma Omega 3 Smoothie Mixer, 8 oz, SKU 506436 all best by dates up to and including OC 2015
No other Navitas Naturals products are affected by this recall.
Consumers who have purchased either of these products are urged to not eat the products, and to dispose of them or return them to the store where they were originally purchased.
Customers with questions or who would like product replacements or refunds may contact 888-886-3879.

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 65, 2014.


HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC. Cheektowaga, NY is expanding the voluntary recall of Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia& Flax Seed Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The recall is being expanded to include more lot numbers and other products that contain Chia Seeds. These products have been distributed nationwide.
The products and lot numbers included in this voluntary recall have been expanded to include:
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS SPROUTED CHIA SEED POWDER Lot numbers: All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365; All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 854260006162, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC 854260005462; and all bulk sizes;
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS SPROUTED CHIA & FLAX SEED POWDER Lot numbers: All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365; All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 854260006216, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC 854260005479; and all bulk sizes.
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS CHIA SEEDS Lot numbers: All codes starting with ASCBO13; NET WT. 8oz. UPC 854260006131, and NET WT. 16oz. UPC 854260006148; and all bulk sizes.
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS ULTIMATE SUPERFOOD TRAILMIX Lot numbers: ALL LOTS ending in 003-13 to 005-14; NET WT. 3.5oz. UPC 854260010701.
No other Organic Traditions products are affected by this recall.
The recall was expanded as the result of positive test results received by our company on the sample of Sprouted Chia/Flax that contained the bacteria.
Consumers that have purchased any of these products with the above stated lot numbers are asked not to consume the product, and discard it or return the product to the original point of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-343-3278, ext. 730, Monday – Friday, 9am –5pm ET. For media inquiries, please contact us at 1-888-343-3278, ext. 722, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm ET.

The following health alert is from the CFIA on June 25, 2014.

The food recall warning issued on June 13, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Advantage Health Matters is recalling Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 227 g AHM353030,
AHMMIX353030
AHM310291,
AHMMIX310291
8 54260 00621 6
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 454 g AHM353030,
AHMMIX353030
AHM310291,
AHMMIX310291
8 54260 00547 9

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 4, 2014.

HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC. of Cheektowaga, New York is voluntarily recalling Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia/Flax Seed Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination. The products that were recalled are listed below in the CFIA alert with the addition of 50 lb bags.
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia seed powder and Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax seed powder were sold to distributors, retailers, and through internet sales in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Consumers with questions may contact the Health Mattes America at 1-888-343-3278, ext. 730, Monday – Friday, 9am –5pm ET.


The following health alert is from the CFIA on June 11, 2014.

The food recall warning issued on June 7, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Advantage Health Matters and Noorish Inc. are recalling various products containing chia seeds or sprouted chia seed powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Organic Traditions Dark Chia Seeds Various bulk sizes All codes starting with ASCBO13 None
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder Various bulk sizes

All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365

All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156

None
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder Various bulk sizes

All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365

All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156

None
Noorish Superfoods Chia Seeds 500 g* All packages sold from Noorish Inc. at 8440-109 Street in Edmonton, AB from September 26, 2013 to June 11, 2014 inclusive None * The affected product may have been sold in bulk at Noorish Inc. at 8440-109 Street in Edmonton, AB from September 26, 2013 to June 11, 2014 inclusive. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

The following health alert is from the CFIA on June 7, 2014.

The food recall warning issued on June 6, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
BioEssential Botanicals is voluntarily recalling sprouted chia powder sold in bulk due to possible Salmonella contamination. The bulk product has been used to manufacture various products under several brand names. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
Please note that the affected products listed in the table may have been sold without a code marked on the package. These products without a code would also be included in the recall

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 227 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 8 54260 00616 2 Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 454 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 8 54260 00546 2 Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 25 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 None Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 50 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 None Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 227 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 8 54260 00621 6 Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 454 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 8 54260 00547 9 Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 25 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 None Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 50 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 None Advantage Health Matters
Back 2 the Garden Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 200 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 Variable Back 2 the Garden
Pete's Gluten Free Sprouted Fiber Blend 400 g Best Before May 28 2016 None Finally Gluten Free

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 Public Health Agency of Canada reported nine cases of Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Hartford that are linked to this outbreak.


The following health alert is from the FDA on May 28, 2014.

Navitas Naturals, the Superfood Company is voluntarily recalling products which contain Organic Sprouted Chia Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.

The CDC reported nine cases of Salmonella Newport from seven states.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4586

The following health alert is from the CFIA on June 26, 2014.

The food recall warning issued on June 18, 2014 has been updated to include an additional product.
Sesameco is recalling Al Koura brand Tahina Extra 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
Al Koura Tahina Extra 907 g
(2 lb)
Production date: 10 APRIL 2014
Expiration date: 10-04-2016
0 69467 06631 8
Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4604

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on June 23, 2014.

Many Millville Cereals sold at Aldi which previously bore an OU will no longer do so due to a change in suppliers. Each box should be carefully checked for Kosher marking.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4603
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