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Kashrus Information on Costco Salmon that is missing the OU

April 4, 2016: From the OU in response to a reader's question:
The Orthodox Union certifies Costco’s Kirkland Select Farmed Atlantic Salmon with 4% Salt and Water Solution (Raw and Frozen, a.k.a. "Costco Salmon"), made in Norway. Some of this product is being sold in packaging that does not have the OU symbol. Please note, however, that this product is manufactured under the supervision of the Orthodox Union and it kosher for year-round and Passover use. Corrective actions have been implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5419

South Africa: Yoshon alert

April 4, 2016: From the Beth Din of Johannesburg
Please be aware, that as of Tuesday the 5th of April 2016, PnP Norwood will no longer have Yoshon.
PnP Fairmount, Killarney and Gallo Manor remain Yoshon until further notice.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5417

Snyder's-Lance Announces Voluntary Recall of a Limited Number of Emerald® Cashew Roasted & Salted Halves & Pieces Due to Potential Presence of Glass

April 1, 2016: From the FDA:
Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall for a limited amount of Emerald® 100 Calorie Pack Roasted & Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces product, distributed nationwide, due to the possible presence of small glass pieces. This voluntary recall covers only specific production codes of the following product:
Emerald® 100 Calorie Pack Roasted & Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces 7 Packs / 0.62oz
Consumers who may have purchased the product listed above should not consume it but should contact Consumer Affairs for a full refund online at www.emeraldnuts.com/contact-emerald or by calling 503-364-0399 between 8am and 5pm Pacific Time, Monday – Friday.
The voluntary recall is limited to the production codes listed below. To locate the production code on the carton or inner package, consumers should look next to the nutrition facts panel. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of Emerald products are affected by this recall.
Information regarding Emerald product affected by this recall:

Product Name Retail Carton UPC Code Retail Carton Best Before Date Inner Package UPC Code Inner Package Production Code
Emerald 100 Calorie Packs Roasted & Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces 0 10300 33324 1 12 DEC 16
13 DEC 16
18 DEC 16
21 DEC 16
0 10300 33399 9 15346D346S
15347D346S
15352D346S
15355D346S

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5416

Alimentos Congelados, S.A. Recalls Frozen Broccoli Cuts Because of Possible Health Risk

April 1, 2016: From the FDA:
Alimentos Congelados, S.A. (Pinula) is voluntarily recalling 1,800 cases of Frozen Broccoli Cuts because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.
The Frozen Broccoli Cuts were distributed to stores in the following states: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina.
The affected Frozen Broccoli Cuts were distributed in poly bags under the following label and code:

  • WYLWOOD Fresh Frozen Broccoli Cuts, NET WT. 16 OZ (1 LB), UPC 5193300110, with bag code: A25335P and A15335P
The recall was the result of retail package of Frozen Broccoli Cuts being tested by the State of Ohio Department of Agriculture. The Frozen Broccoli Cuts had tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes. The company has ceased distribution of Frozen Broccoli Cuts, and is fully cooperating with regulatory agencies.
Consumers who purchased the Frozen Broccoli Cuts are urged not to consume this product and throw it away. Consumers requiring refund or with questions can contact the company at 1-800-888-4646 and ask for Consumer Affairs Monday thru Friday between 8:00AM and 5:00 PM EST.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5415

Kosher Advisory on various Honest Kids Products

March 31, 2016: From the OU:
Effective April 1st, 2016 the following Honest Kids brand beverages produced by Honest Tea will contain non-certified grape juice:

  • Berry Berry Good Lemonade
  • Goodness Grapeness
  • Appley Ever After
  • Super Fruit Punch
  • Tropical Tango Punch/ Twisted Tropical Tango
Products bearing the OU symbol were produced prior to the change and are certified. All other Honest beverages bearing the OU symbol are kosher certified.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5414

Kosher Advisory Rita’s on Surf Avenue

March 31, 2016: From the OU:
Effective March 31st, 2016- The Orthodox Union will no longer be certifying Rita's Coney Island, located on Surf Avenue in Brooklyn.

Yeahthatskosher.com reported that they are now under the Star-D.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5413

Kashrus alert on Cava Kalamata Hummus

April 1, 2016: From the BVK (Buffalo Vaad HaKashrut):
All Cava brand 'Kalamata Hummus' is mistakenly marked with a BVK. This product is not certified by the BVK and is made with ingredients that need to be verified. Anyone with this product should discontinue its use and dispose of it.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5412

Bosch Cooking Products UPDATE #2

April 1, 2016 From the Star-K:
Please note the following about the Bosch HBLP651LUC, HBLP651RUC, and HBLP651UC built-in double ovens. There is a problem with the Sabbath Mode in the lower oven only. The upper oven works correctly in Sabbath Mode.
Please contact bosch-usa-questions@bshg.com or call Bosch customer service at 800-944-2904 if you own one of these models. Please provide your name, phone number, and email address, so that the company can coordinate service. Bosch will schedule a service appointment to repair the affected models free of charge. The manufacturer is working on a fix. Updates will be posted on our website.

Bosch Cooking Products UPDATE

March 17, 2016: From the Star-K: Please note the following about the Bosch HGI8054UC and HGIP054UC models of slide-in gas ranges: The oven’s heating source shuts off immediately when the door is opened and re-ignites when it is closed, even when the oven is in Sabbath Mode.
Consumers are advised not to open or close the oven door on Shabbos or YomTov while the oven is on.
If you own one of these models, please contact George.May@BSHG.com or Tyler.Corby@bshg.com. Please provide your name, phone number, and email address, so that the company can coordinate service. The manufacturer is working on a fix to be provided, hopefully, before Passover.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5387

Kashrus alert on Barzini's Supermarket

April 1, 2016: From the Star-K:
Please be advised that Barzini's supermarket, located at 2451 Broadway, New York, NY, has been sellling non-kosher products labeled Star-K kosher with Barzini's brand name. Star-K has not certified this store, and the labels are unauthorized. Star-K has taken corrective action.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5411

Mislabeled Sugarfina Martini Olive Almonds

March 30, 2016: From the Kof-k:
Please note that Sugarfina brand Martini Olive Almonds were mistakenly labeled as Parve and in fact, as per the ingredient legend, are dairy. The company is initiating a recall of the effected product and all future labels will correctly indicate the item is certified KOF-K Dairy. For any questions, please contact the KOF-K at 201 837 1967.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A5409
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