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British Kashrus advisory: Beanies Flavour Coffee

May 7, 2017: From the London Beth Din:

Selected flavours now certified KLBD Parev, no logoon package see Isitkosher.uk:
The following are the certified flavors from LBD:
Amaretto Almond, Chocolate Double, Coconut Delight, Cookie Dough, Creamy Caramel, Irish Cream, Nutty Hazelnut, Very Vanilla

British Kashrus Advisory: Tesco Free From Cheeses

May 7, 2017: From the London Beth Din:

New range of Tesco Free From Cheeses KLBD Certified Parev, no logo:

  • Blue, Italian Style Grated, Mozerella Grated,
  • Mature Cheddar, Red Leicester Slices, Smoked,
  • Wensleydale Cranberries & Soft Cheese

Please note that Tesco Free From Jalapeno & Chilli Cheddar is neither kosher certified nor approved

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5907

British Kashrus advisory: Home Deliveries from KLBD Restaurants via Deliveroo & other similar delivery companies

May 7, 2017: From the London Beth Din:

These are the guidelines issued by KLBD to our restaurants so please ensure your food arrives correctly packaged:

  1. The food container should be placed within a paper or plastic carrier bag which should be folded at the top and taped closed with Restaurant or KLBD tape or labels.
  2. This bag should then be placed within a second plastic carrier bag and once again folded at the top and similarly taped closed.
    If your food does not arrive packaged as described, you are advised to complain to the restaurant and also to notify the KLBD, including full details of the order and delivery, with photos if possible.

    The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5905

British Kashrus alert: Special K Almond & Hazelnut Bar

May 8, 2017: From the London Beth Din:

Special K Almond & Hazelnut Bar NOT KOSHER: Kellogg's Special K Hazelnut & Almond Bar listed on p.31 of The Really Jewish Food Guide 2017 as Dairy, is now Not Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5904

British Kashrus alert: Bols Vieux

May 8, 2017: From the London Beth Din:

Bols Vieux listed on p.113 of The Really Jewish Food Guide 2017 as approved Parev is now not Kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5903

Handfulls Cabo Crunch missing dairy designation

May 5, 2017 - from the cRc:

Please note that cRc certifies Cabo Crunch, produced by Handfulls as Kosher Dairy (cholov stam) which the dairy ingredient is clearly stated in the ingredient and allergen panel. However the dairy designation next to the cRc logo was indivertibly omitted. Corrective measures are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5901

Unilever Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut in Limited Quantity of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices

May 4, 2017 from the FDA:

Unilever is voluntarily recalling a limited number of boxes of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pint Slices, which may inadvertently contain Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices. Although the slices were individually wrapped and identified as Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup Pint Slices, the ingredient peanut butter (containing the known allergen peanut), is undeclared on the outer product packaging.
The affected product is sold in a paperboard box, containing 9 fL oz (266 mL) (3 individually wrapped ice cream slices) with UPC code of 076840657940 best by date AUG1218LT2 and lot number of AUG1218LT2.
The product was manufactured in the United States. The product was distributed nationwide and reached consumers through retail stores. No product was shipped outside of the U.S. No other Ben & Jerry’s products – besides this specific lot of Chocolate Fudge Brownie Pints Slices - are affected by this voluntary recall, including other Pint Slices, pints or any products served in Ben & Jerry's franchised Scoop Shops.
Consumers who have purchased boxes of the above product with the affected UPC code and date code are asked to immediately discontinue use of the product, retain the outer box and call 877-270-7397, which is operational 24 hours a day, for more information about the recall and to request a replacement coupon. A consumer services representative is available between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM EDT.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5900

Golden Star Coconut Milk bear an unauthorized KOF-K symbol.

May 5, 2017 - from the Kof-K:

Golden Star Coconut Milk bears an unauthorized KOF-K. Efforts to contact the company have gone unreturned. This product is not certified by the KOF-K.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5899

Insect Infestation of lettuces from California

April 28, 2017 - from the KIB:

Due to extreme weather conditions in California, there has been an increase of infestation in all types of infestation-prone produce, including Romaine Lettuce. Trained Mashgichim have found insects in these products even after repeated washings. Extra care should be taken when washing and checking these products, and it may be prudent to avoid purchasing them without a reliable certification until infestation levels have decreased.

Kosher Certified Dole Iceberg Availablity

April 27, 2017 - from the Star-K:

Due to heightened infestation issues, the availability of STAR-K certified iceberg from Dole is going to decrease for at least the next few weeks. Many bags will not bear the STAR-K symbol and they are NOT certified. Please advise your Kehillos and constituents to please check each and every bag for the STAR-K symbol.
Cabbage/cole slaw mixes seem to be fine, at least for the time being, but we are monitoring them closely as well and the status may also be subject to sudden change.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5889

Now Health Group Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Select Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions

May 4, 2017 from the FDA:

NOW Health Group, Inc. (NOW), of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling its Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter – Product Code E0540, Lot# 2125155, and Ginger Wasabi Cashew Butter – Product Code E0541, Lot# 2124118 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
A limited quantity of Nutty Infusions were distributed online and in retail stores nationwide.
Recalled products include:

Item NumberDescriptionLot NumberBest By Date
E0540Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Roasted Cashew Butter, 10 oz. plastic jars21251552/19
E0541Ellyndale® Nutty Infusions™ Ginger Wasabi Cashew Flavor, 10 oz. plastic jars21241183/19

No other Ellyndale® products are affected or are involved in this recall. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Evidence of contamination was noted after a routine FDA inspection of the Nutty Infusions supplier.

The production of the product has been suspended while FDA and NOW continue to investigate the source of the problem.

NOW has provided information on this voluntary recall to all its retailers who purchased this product and has encouraged retailers to make every effort to contact their customers to facilitate the return of affected products.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled Nutty Infusions should stop using the product immediately and return it to place of purchase for a full refund. Receipt is not required for refund. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact NOW’s Customer Service Department by phone at 888-NOW-FOODS (888-669-3663) Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central time.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5898
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