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The following kashrus alert is from the COR Detroit on July 31, 2014.

A limited amount of Popsicle Orange-Cherry-Grape Ice Pops, in "20 Pack + 1 Extra Pop" boxes that state "Product of Germany", were produced in a non-certified plant and do not bear the Kof-K symbol. Some of these boxes have been found in Kosher stores, mixed with the regular "20 Pack" boxes that bear the Kof-K DE symbol. Consumers should always check every item for Kosher marking.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4647

The following health alert is from the FDAon July 31, 2014 and foodpoisoningbulletin.com.

Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, California is expanding its voluntary recall from July 19, 2014, of whole white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums and pluots due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The July 19 recall covered specific lots of products packed from June 1 through July 12, 2014. Wawona Packing Company is expanding the recall, as a precautionary step, to cover all products packed in the Wawona Packing Co. facility from June 1, 2014 through July 17, 2014 because the company’s experts have yet to identify with scientific certainty the source of Listeria monocytogenes in the facility.
Beginning on July 18, 2014, no products have been packed at the Wawona Packing facility in Cutler, CA. Products packed on or after July 18 outside of the Wawona Packing Co. facility are not affected by this recall.
Consumers can identify the recalled products by the information provided in the attached photographs. The recalled products include the following brands marketed to consumers: Sweet 2 Eat, Sweet 2 Eat Organic, Mrs. Smittcamp’s, and are also packed in private labels. These brands will be on the boxes or on the stickers placed on individual fruit. Anyone who has the recalled products in their possession should not consume them and should discard them. If consumers are seeking reimbursement, they should return to the store where they purchased the product to request a refund, providing proof of purchase or receipt if available. Consumers with questions may contact Wawona Packing’s consumer information desk at 1-888-232-9912, M-F, 8am-11pm EST or Sat-Sun 8am-8pm EST, or visit www.wawonapacking.com for product photos and the press release.
Other stores that may have sold the recalled fruit include Whole Foods, Cub Foods, Aldi, Kroger, Giants, Martins, Wegmans, Jay C, Dillons, Bakers, Gerbes, Food4less Fremont, King Soopers, City Market, Frys, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Food4less, FoodsCo, QFC, Smith’s, Hannaford, and Walmart.


The following health alert is from the Wawona packing and FDAon July 19, 2014 and the CFIA on July 21, 2014.

Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014 due to the potential of the products being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled products were shipped directly to retailers and wholesalers who resell the products. Consumers can identify the recalled products by the information provided in the list below and photographs. Anyone who has the recalled products in their possession should not consume them and should discard them. Consumers with questions may contact Wawona Packing at 1-888-232-9912, M-F, 8am-5pm ET , or visit www.wawonapacking.comdisclaimer icon for a copy of this press release.

Information on companies which sold the fruit:

  • Wawona Packing Recalls Product List
  • Information from Wawoma Packing
  • http://inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/complete-listing/" target='cfia'>CFIA list of recalled Wawona, Sweet 2 Eat or Harvest Sweet fresh, whole peaches, plums, nectarines and pluot
  • BJ's
  • California Tree Fruit
  • Costco
  • Majestic Pearl White Nectarines
  • 2 lb bag of Nectarines
  • Sweet2Eat Organic Nectarines and Peaches
  • Sam's
  • Black Diamond Black Plums
  • Summer Flame Peaches
  • Trader Joes Peaches
  • Dierbergs stores

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4635

The following kashrus information is from the COR Detroit on July 31, 2014.

NESTLE NESQUIK POWDERS bear an OU-D. The OU has informed us that their current status is as follows. (The OU does not use the DE symbol, but instead marks both dairy and dairy equipment products as OU-D.)

  • Chocolate Flavor (regular) - DE
  • Chocolate Flavor - No Sugar Added - DAIRY (contains whey)
  • Strawberry Flavor - DE
Products manufactured on dairy equipment may be eaten after meat without a waiting period, but not with meat.
The OU cautions that even where it states that a product is DE (dairy equipment), the OU does not supervise the cleaning of the equipment between dairy and non-dairy productions, and also that the DE status should be periodically reconfirmed, since manufacturers frequently reformulate their products and may add dairy ingredients.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4645

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on July 30, 2014.

Skinny Dip Shirataki Noodles - Angel Hair, Fettuccini, Rice Pearl, Skinny Dip Noodles, Las Vegas, NV:
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Skinny Dip Shirataki Noodles products. Some of their products bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective measures are being implemented.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4644

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on July 30, 2014.

The Orthodox Union does not certify Malt O Meal Marshmallow Mateys cereal, MOM Brands, Lakeville MN and the OU symbol does not appear on this product. Some promotional signs placed next to this product mistakenly have an OU symbol. The signs are being replaced.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4643

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on July 30, 2014.

Foodtown Cheddar Rice Crisps, Foodtown Inc. Iselin NJ are certified by the Orthodox Union as an OU D – Dairy product. This product contains dairy ingredients, as indicated in the ingredients and allergen statements. Some packaging display a plain OU without the OU-D Dairy designation. Corrective action has been implemented.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4642

The following allergen ingredient notice change is from FARE on July 25, 2014.

Starting in July, 2014; Keebler will be changing the allergen statement on two flavors of cookies under the Keebler® label. The flavors, Keebler® Soft Batch® cookies and Keebler® Chips Deluxe® Soft ‘N Chewy cookies will contain Egg, Wheat, Milk, and Soy, May Contain Peanuts and Tree Nuts. No other Keebler cookies will be impacted by the allergen composition of these cookies.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4641

The following kashrus alert is from the Vaad of Seattle on July 25, 2014.

Effective immediately: Yo Mercer (Frozen Yogurt) located at 8435 SE 68th St. #100, Mercar Island, WA 98040 is no longer kosher certified by the Va'ad Harabanim of Greater Seattle.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4640

The following health alert is from the FDA on July 27, 2014.

GoMacro, of Viola, Wis., is recalling MARCOBARS brand almond butter + carob lots 1634 and 1645 and sunflower butter + chocolate lot 1646, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
GoMacro was notified on July 23 by its supplier of carob powder, an ingredient in the company’s almond butter + carob bars, that one of their customers received a positive test for Salmonella. In the interest of abundant caution, GoMacro is voluntarily recalling lot 1646 of sunflower butter + chocolate because it was produced on the same line after lots 1634 and 1645. These MacroBars were distributed across the country and internationally via retail stores, mail order and direct delivery.
Affected MacroBars will be clearly marked as either almond butter + carob with lot numbers 1634 (expiration 10 Mar 15) or 1645 (expiration 18 Mar 15) or sunflower butter + chocolate lot 1646 (expiration 18 Mar 15) and in a foil wrapper.
The carob powder supplier has ceased the production and distribution of this product. Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
If you have any questions our Operations Manager, Tony Saarem, is available by phone, Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM (CST) at (608)-627-2310 or email at tony@gomacro.com.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4639

The following kashrus alert is from the OK Kosher Suprvision on July 17, 2014.

Please be advised that LADADIKA TAVERNA Pindus, Thessaloniki, Greece has an unauthorized ~ kosher symbol in the window of their restaurant. OK Kosher Certification does not certify Ladadika Taverna. Corrective action is being taken.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4638
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