Nature's Kitchen/East Coast Fresh Carrots from Israel
July 7, 2016 from the Star-K:
Please be advised that packages of fresh cut carrots and products containing fresh carrots, distributed by East Coast Fresh of Savage, Maryland, with a sell by date of July 17, 2016 or earlier bear an unauthorized Star-K symbol. These are products of Israel and Terumos & Maasros must be taken. The above applies to both retail packages sold under the brand name of Nature’s Kitchen and wholesale containers with a label that states "packed by East Coast Fresh." Corrective action is being taken.
Ed. note: Information on Terumos and Ma'asrot (tithing) can be found at www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#TITHING.
Kashrus information regarding Kehilla Kosher
July 7, 2016 from the OK Kosher Certification:
As announced in November, 2015, Kehilla Kosher is now part of OK Kosher Certification. Beginning July 2016, food service establishments that accepted OK Kosher standards are under OK supervision. When displaying a valid OK Kosher certificate, these establishments are authorized to use the OK Kosher, and / or the Heart-K logos.
Kashrus alert Regco Corporation
July 6, 2016 - from KVH Kosher:
Please be aware that KVH Certification of Regco Corporation in Haverhill, MA is DISCONTINUED on all products (even those labeled with the KVH symbol) as of July 6, 2016
Heinz BBQ Sauce contains fish
July 2, 2016 - from Kosherquest.org
Heinz has a new line of BBQ Sauces that are certified O/U-Fish. These new sauces contain fish ingredients and are not suitable for use with meat.
Mister Cookie Face LLC, a Subsidiary of Fieldbrook Foods Corporation, Announces a Voluntary Recall of Sundae Shoppe Ice Cream Dipped Variety Cones for the Possible Presence of Undeclared Peanuts
June 30, 2016 - From the FDA:
Mister Cookie Face LLC, a subsidiary of Fieldbrook Foods Corporation, has issued a voluntary recall of Sundae Shop Novelty Ice Cream Dipped "Variety" Cones due to the possibility of peanuts on the product that are not declared on the allergen statement.
The recalled product with the best before date November 14, 2017 may actually contain a Chocolate covered Vanilla Ice cream cone with peanut sprinkles on top. The label of the Sundae Shop Novelty Ice Cream Dipped "Variety" Cones does not list peanuts as an ingredient.
The affected product is packaged in a 32 oz. box containing eight ice cream cones, has the UPC code: 041498191962, and the plant code 34-2036, which is located next to the "best by" date.
The recalled Sundae Shoppe Ice Cream Dipped "Variety" Cones were distributed only through ALDI Inc. ALDI representatives worked with Mister Cookie Face to ensure any incorrectly packaged product was removed from the store shelves. No other Mister Cookie Face or ALDI products are affected by this recall.
Mister Cookie Face LLC and ALDI take the safety and integrity of their products seriously. If customers have product affected by this voluntary recall, they should discard it immediately or return it to their local store for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-333-0805 x2270.
Kashrus alert on KOOL-AID JAMMERS DRINKS
June 27, 2016, - From the COR Detroit:
KOOL-AID JAMMERS DRINKS pouches in various flavors are not under Kosher supervision. Only those Kool-Aid products that bear an OK symbol on the label are acceptable.
Kashrus alert on King Soopers P$$T hamburger buns
July 1, 2016 from the Vaad of Denver:
Effective immediately, the following King Soopers buns will temporarily be produced without kosher certification:
P$$T hamburger buns 12oz. UPC 01111000229.
The production of these buns has been moved temporarily to a facility that is not kosher certified by the Scroll K.
All packages that bear the Scroll K symbol are kosher certified.
Restaurant closure alert on Joe Boo's Cookoos
June 27, 2016, - From the COR:
Please be advised that Joe Boo's Cookoos Formerly 7241 Bathurst St, #6, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, L4J 3W1 has closed.
Michael’s® Naturopathic Programs Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in The Dietary Supplement Cholesterol Metabolism Factors
June 23, 2016 - From the FDA:
Michael’s® Naturopathic Programs of San Antonio Texas is recalling certain lots of the dietary supplement Cholesterol Metabolism Factors™, because it may contain undeclared milk (in the form of calcium caseinate) and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Cholesterol Metabolism Factors™was distributed nationwide in the US through retail stores and online (internet) ordering.
The product is sold in white plastic bottles with the Michael’s® Naturopathic Programs brand label. Three sizes of this product are affected by the recall, 90 count, 180 count and 270 count. The following lot numbers and BEST BY dates are included in the recall. The Lot number and BEST BY date are located on the bottom of the bottle or on the back side of the bottle:
A list of the recalled products is here.
The recall was initiated when updated allergen information received from the contract manufacturer included the allergens milk and soy contained in one ingredient in Cholesterol Metabolism Factors™. The label on the affected lots did not reveal the presence of milk and soy.
If you have purchased this product, stop taking it immediately and return it to the place where purchased for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact the company Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:30 Central time, at 1-800-525 9643 where they can get additional information.
Sunflower kernel recall impacts Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars & Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars
June 2, 2016 - From the FDA:
General Mills announced today a voluntary national recall of four specific flavors of Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Simple Nut Bars. The recall is being issued as part of sunflower kernel supplier SunOpta’s ongoing national recall for the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes. General Mills has not received any direct consumer reports of confirmed illnesses related to this supplier issue.
The four flavors of Nature Valley bars that are part of the recall were distributed to retail establishments throughout the United States. Consumers are asked to check their pantries and dispose of the products affected by this recall, regardless of when they were purchased or what date is on the package.
Consumers who have had to discard products covered by this recall may contact General Mills Consumer Relations at 1-866-896-4365 for a replacement.
This recall only affects four flavors of Nature Valley’s nearly 40 different products. Nature Valley’s other products are not affected by this recall.
Other General Mills products that use sunflower kernels have not been impacted. SunOpta announced the expansion of their sunflower kernel recall yesterday (June 1, 2016) which impacted these four specific flavors of Nature Valley bars.
This voluntary recall includes the following products currently in stores or consumers’ pantries:
- Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar -Honey, Peanut & Almond with Pumpkin Seeds - 5 count
Package UPC: 000-16000-47196
- Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bar-Peanut, Almond & Dark Chocolate - 5 count
Package UPC: 000-16000-45724
- Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar - Roasted Peanut & Honey - 4 count
Package UPC: 000-16000-46475
- Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar - Roasted Peanut & Honey - 16 count
Package UPC: 000-16000-41308
- Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar – Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt - 4 count
Package UPC: 000-16000-46474
- Nature Valley Simple Nut Bar-Almond, Cashew & Sea Salt - 25 count
Package UPC: 000-16000-41301
For more information on this recall, please visit www.generalmills.com/sunflowerseeds