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The following kashrus alert is from the IKC in response to a reader's question on November 24, 2014.

Trader Joe's Maple Walnut Blondies are mislabeled with the IKC Kosher symbol without a D.
This product is under IKC supervision, but it contains butter and is kosher dairy.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4770

The following kashrus advisory is from Koshertoday and confirmed by the OU on November 19, 2014.

Koshertoday reported that K Cup products that are kosher only have a symbol on the box and not on the individual cup. Since there are non-kosher K-cups being produced, this can cause a problem.
The list of OU certified Kosher K-cups can be found at oukosher.org/product-search.
Keurig Green Mountain can be reached at 866-901-2739 or at www.keurig.com/content/support/email-us-page.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4769

The following kashrus alert is from the OV – Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis on November 21, 2014.

It has been brought to our attention that the Quezel Brand sorbets sold locally bear the word "Pareve" and are mistakenly assumed to be kosher. These sorbets are not under the Vaad Hoeir’s (OV) certification or any other kosher certification. They are not kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4768

The following kashrus advisory is from the OK on November 19, 2014.

MR. NUTZ, 723 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY 11223:
The OK only certifies pareve platters and gift baskets prepared in the store, when bearing the OK kosher symbol. Prepackaged goods in the store are under their respective hashgocha.
OK Kosher Certification does not certify any offsite equipment rentals or facilities on behalf of Mr. Nutz.
If anyone received or receives a claim of this nature, please notify our office immediately.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4767

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 17, 2014.

Old London Melba White Cheddar Snacks, B & G Foods Snacks, Inc. are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D - Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients as set forth in the ingredient and allergen panels. Some packaging was mistakenly printed with a plain OU symbol. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4766

The following Canadian kashus alert is from the COR on November 5, 2014.

President's Choice: PC® Infant Formula For Babies Sensitive to Lactose With Iron, Omega 3 & 6 730 g sold at Loblaw Company stores across Canada was was inadvertently labelled as Parve. This product is kosher DAIRY.
Corrective action is being taken to ensure proper labeling.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4765

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 20, 2014.

InDivine 70% Dark Chocolate, Divine Chocolate Inc., Washington DC: Divine 70% Dark Chocolate Coins are certified by the Orthodox Union as OU D – Dairy products. Some labels mistakenly have an 'OU DE' (Dairy Equipment) designation. While the ingredient statement does not list any dairy ingredient, the Orthodox Union does not guaranty the halakhik 'dairy equipment' status of this product. The Orthodox Union does not currently certify products with a DE designation except for certain infant formulas. Corrective measures have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4764

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 19, 2014.

Streit's Kids Dark Chocolate Coins and Kids Milk Chocolate Coins, Aron Streit Inc. New York, NY: The Orthodox Union does not certify Streit’s Chocolate Coins (made in Turkey). The Orthodox Union is treating these products as Non-Kosher products. Further, persons who are allergic to milk products should not rely on the OU mark to assume that the dark chocolate product is dairy free. Corrective measures are being implemented.
From the Kof-K: This product was produced without authorization by the manufacturer. Streits is recalling and destroying the product.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4763

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on November 14, 2014.

La Molisana Pasta with Squid Ink, La Molisana Campobasso, Italy: La Molisana dark pasta contains squid ink and is not kosher. Some packaging mistakenly bears an unauthorized OU Symbol. This product is being sold in the UK and possibly elsewhere. Corrective measures are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4759

The following peanut and tree nut allergy alert is from the FDA on November 14, 2014.

B&G Foods announced today it is voluntarily recalling certain Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Taco Sauce, Ortega Enchilada Sauce and Ortega Taco Kit products and certain Las Palmas Taco Seasoning Mix and Las Palmas Taco Sauce products after learning that one or more of the spice ingredients purchased from a third party supplier contain peanuts and almonds, allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements.
The list of recalled products is here.
The recalled products were distributed in retail stores and foodservice outlets nationwide.
This recall does not apply to any other sizes or varieties of Ortega Seasoning Mix or to any Ortega Seasoning Mixes in canisters, all of which are correctly labeled. For example, this recall does not include Ortega Fajita Seasoning Mix, Ortega Fish Taco Seasoning Mix, Ortega Chili Seasoning Mix, Ortega Chipotle Seasoning Mix or Ortega Burrito Seasoning Mix, all of which are correctly labeled. This recall also does not include any Las Palmas Enchilada Sauce, which is correctly labeled.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company’s recall hotline at 877-929-2576 from 8:00 a.m. ET to 8:00 p.m. ET, or visit www.ortega.com for additional information.


The following Canadian peanut and tree nut allergy alert is from the the CFIA on November 14, 2014.

Ortega and Las Palmas brand taco products have been recalled from the marketplace because they contain peanut and almond which are not declared on the label. Consumers with an allergy to peanut or almond, food service establishments, retailers, and distributors should not consume, serve, use, or sell the recalled products listed here.


The following Canadian tree nut allergy alert is from the the CFIA on October 28, 2014 and CFIA on October 31, 2014 and CFIA on November 10, 2014.

Kosher Select Food Dist. is recalling the following Ortega brand Taco Seasoning Mix from the marketplace because it contains peanut and almond which are not declared on the label:

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix 35.4 g Best by May 08 2016 S6, April 16 2016, JUNE 26 2016 & July 28 2016 S5 0 39000 00820 4
This product was distributed in Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4739
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