Israel: Salmonella in Tahini
Shamir Salads: The Independent Lab Failed To Detect Salmonella In Tehina
August 16, 2016: YeshivaWorld:
"Prince tehina was sent to Shamir Salads accompanied by test results from an independent lab, which failed to determine the presence of salmonella. It has since been learned those tests were not conducted as they should have been."
"On July 25th, Prince sent its tehina for inspection to the Microbiological Institute in Nesher, an independent lab, which failed to detect the presence of salmonella, apparently because the inspection was not performed in line with protocol. However, an inspection conducted in the Strauss factory, salmonella was detected and they filed the results of the tests with Prince Tehina."
Salmonella Scare in Israel: Health Ministry to Sue Country’s Largest Tahini Manufacturer
August 11, 2016: JewishPress:
The Israeli Ministry of Health on Thursday ordered a halt to all sales of products containing tahini made by Prince Tahina, the largest manufacturer of tahini in the Middle East and one of the biggest in the world, amid a burgeoning scandal in Israel over salmonella found in various Israeli products.
"The bacterium was discovered on Wednesday in Shamir salads, which contains tahini made by Prince Tahina."
"Additionally, over 200 tons of Prince Tahina products are to be destroyed. The Health Ministry alleges that the manufacturer had been aware of the contamination since July 24 and that it will be prosecuted for not having reported it."
Israel on Salmonella hunt: HaNasich recalls hummus and tahini
August 11, 2016: from BarfBlog:
Tehinat HaNasich, a subsidiary of Shamir Salads, reported on Wednesday night that traces of Salmonella were discovered in samples of their raw tahini products.
Shamir has issued a recall on the following items:
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Rabbi Herman CHODOSH BULLETIN-15 Aug 16
In general, if you have last year’s Guide, you can use the package cutoff code for any item given in last year’s Guide and modify the date to conform to the packing dates given here for each type of grain, spring wheat, oats or barley. Just change the date and the year. If you do not have last year’s Guide, you may get it by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE FOLLOWING IS A STARTING SET OF CUTOFF DATES OR CODES AS THEY APPEAR ON PACKAGES BY MANUFACTURER. THESE DATES ARE TENTATIVE AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE (MOST LIKELY CHANGE TO A LATER DATE)
This information is from GUIDE TO CHODOSH-YOSEPH HERMAN,
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Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Nutribar brand Original Chocolate Supreme Meal Replacement Powder recalled due to undeclared egg
August 11, 2016 - CFIA:
Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
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OU Kosher Advisory Heinz Mustard
August 9, 2016 from the OU:
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Kashrus alert on Creation Foods Spinach and Cheese Borekes
August 12, 2016 - from the MK:
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Consumer Advisory - CFIA advises consumers to use caution with infant formula products due to potential product substitution and/or tampering
August 11, 2016 - CFIA:
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Kashrus alert on Western Family vegetable and fruit products
August 8, 2016 - from KosherCheck.org:
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Update: Gel Spice, Inc. Issues Expanded Recall of Ground Tumeric Powder Due to Elevated Lead Levels
August 5, 2016 - From the FDA:
Gel Spice, Inc. is expanding its recall of ground turmeric powder to include additional brands because of elevated lead levels. Lead can accumulate in the body over time. Too much can cause health problems, including delayed mental and physical development and learning deficiencies. Pregnant women, infants and young children especially should avoid exposure to lead. People concerned about blood lead levels should contact their physician or health clinic to ask about testing. The additional products being recalled are identified in the table below.
The products were distributed by various retailers throughout the United States.
Sampling and testing of another product, produced from the same bulk turmeric, revealed the elevated level of lead.
Consumers who have purchased the ground turmeric powders identified above should discard the product. Consumers with questions about the recalled product may call (201) 564-0435 between the hours of 8 AM to 4 PM Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.
Gel Spice, Inc. Issues Alert on Elevated Lead Levels in One Lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder
July 28, 2016 - From the FDA:
Gel Spice, Inc. is recalling one lot of Fresh Finds Ground Turmeric Powder because the product contains elevated lead levels.
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Kosher Alert Imperial Garden
August 5, 2016 from the OU:
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Kashrus advisory on Margarine
August 7, 2016 from the Vaad of Denver:
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