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The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on June 27, 2014.

Shopko Brand Fiber Capsules were inadvertently labeled with an unauthorized Star-K symbol. The product contains gelatin which is listed in the ingredient panel and is not Kosher. It was packaged in "160 capsule" containers. The product has been recalled.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4605

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 6, 2014.

Navitas Naturals©, the Superfood Company™, today announced an expansion of its voluntary and precautionary recall to include additional expiration dates of products containing Organic Sprouted Chia Powder, due to the possible presence of Salmonella.
The affected products were distributed nationally and include:

  • Navitas Naturals Organic Sprouted Chia Powder, 8oz, UPC 858847000369 all best by dates up to and including 11/22/2015
  • Navitas Naturals Omega Blend Sprouted Smoothie Mix, 8oz, UPC 858847000314 all best by dates up to and including 11/05/2015
  • Williams-Sonoma Omega 3 Smoothie Mixer, 8 oz, SKU 506436 all best by dates up to and including OC 2015
No other Navitas Naturals products are affected by this recall.
Consumers who have purchased either of these products are urged to not eat the products, and to dispose of them or return them to the store where they were originally purchased.
Customers with questions or who would like product replacements or refunds may contact 888-886-3879.

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 65, 2014.


HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC. Cheektowaga, NY is expanding the voluntary recall of Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia& Flax Seed Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The recall is being expanded to include more lot numbers and other products that contain Chia Seeds. These products have been distributed nationwide.
The products and lot numbers included in this voluntary recall have been expanded to include:
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS SPROUTED CHIA SEED POWDER Lot numbers: All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365; All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 854260006162, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC 854260005462; and all bulk sizes;
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS SPROUTED CHIA & FLAX SEED POWDER Lot numbers: All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365; All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156; NET WT. 8 oz. UPC 854260006216, and NET WT. 16 oz. UPC 854260005479; and all bulk sizes.
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS CHIA SEEDS Lot numbers: All codes starting with ASCBO13; NET WT. 8oz. UPC 854260006131, and NET WT. 16oz. UPC 854260006148; and all bulk sizes.
  • ORGANIC TRADITIONS ULTIMATE SUPERFOOD TRAILMIX Lot numbers: ALL LOTS ending in 003-13 to 005-14; NET WT. 3.5oz. UPC 854260010701.
No other Organic Traditions products are affected by this recall.
The recall was expanded as the result of positive test results received by our company on the sample of Sprouted Chia/Flax that contained the bacteria.
Consumers that have purchased any of these products with the above stated lot numbers are asked not to consume the product, and discard it or return the product to the original point of purchase. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-888-343-3278, ext. 730, Monday – Friday, 9am –5pm ET. For media inquiries, please contact us at 1-888-343-3278, ext. 722, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm ET.

The following health alert is from the CFIA on June 25, 2014.

The food recall warning issued on June 13, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
Advantage Health Matters is recalling Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 227 g AHM353030,
AHMMIX353030
AHM310291,
AHMMIX310291
8 54260 00621 6
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 454 g AHM353030,
AHMMIX353030
AHM310291,
AHMMIX310291
8 54260 00547 9

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 4, 2014.

HEALTH MATTERS AMERICA INC. of Cheektowaga, New York is voluntarily recalling Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia/Flax Seed Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination. The products that were recalled are listed below in the CFIA alert with the addition of 50 lb bags.
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia seed powder and Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax seed powder were sold to distributors, retailers, and through internet sales in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Consumers with questions may contact the Health Mattes America at 1-888-343-3278, ext. 730, Monday – Friday, 9am –5pm ET.


The following health alert is from the CFIA on June 11, 2014.

The food recall warning issued on June 7, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Advantage Health Matters and Noorish Inc. are recalling various products containing chia seeds or sprouted chia seed powder from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Organic Traditions Dark Chia Seeds Various bulk sizes All codes starting with ASCBO13 None
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder Various bulk sizes

All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365

All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156

None
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder Various bulk sizes

All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365

All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156

None
Noorish Superfoods Chia Seeds 500 g* All packages sold from Noorish Inc. at 8440-109 Street in Edmonton, AB from September 26, 2013 to June 11, 2014 inclusive None * The affected product may have been sold in bulk at Noorish Inc. at 8440-109 Street in Edmonton, AB from September 26, 2013 to June 11, 2014 inclusive. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

The following health alert is from the CFIA on June 7, 2014.

The food recall warning issued on June 6, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.
BioEssential Botanicals is voluntarily recalling sprouted chia powder sold in bulk due to possible Salmonella contamination. The bulk product has been used to manufacture various products under several brand names. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.
Please note that the affected products listed in the table may have been sold without a code marked on the package. These products without a code would also be included in the recall

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Additional Info
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 227 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 8 54260 00616 2 Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 454 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 8 54260 00546 2 Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 25 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 None Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 50 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 None Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 227 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 8 54260 00621 6 Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 454 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 8 54260 00547 9 Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 25 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 None Advantage Health Matters
Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder 50 lb All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 None Advantage Health Matters
Back 2 the Garden Sprouted Chia Seed Powder 200 g All codes starting with BIO13 and ending with 269 up to and including 365 All codes starting with BIO14 and ending with 001 up to and including 156 Variable Back 2 the Garden
Pete's Gluten Free Sprouted Fiber Blend 400 g Best Before May 28 2016 None Finally Gluten Free

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.

The Public Health Agency of Canada reported nine cases of Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Hartford that are linked to this outbreak.


The following health alert is from the FDA on May 28, 2014.

Navitas Naturals, the Superfood Company is voluntarily recalling products which contain Organic Sprouted Chia Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination.

The CDC reported nine cases of Salmonella Newport from seven states.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4586

The following health alert is from the CFIA on June 26, 2014.

The food recall warning issued on June 18, 2014 has been updated to include an additional product.
Sesameco is recalling Al Koura brand Tahina Extra from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Al Koura Tahina Extra 907 g
(2 lb)
Production date: 10 APRIL 2014
Expiration date: 10-04-2016
0 69467 06631 8
Recalled product should be thrown out or returned to the store where it was purchased.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4604

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on June 23, 2014.

Many Millville Cereals sold at Aldi which previously bore an OU will no longer do so due to a change in suppliers. Each box should be carefully checked for Kosher marking.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4603

The following British kashrus alert is from the London Beth Din dated May, 2014.

Would you have kashrut concerns about a pack of mixed Curry Spice? Coriander, Chilli, Cumin, Fennel etc – all traditional spices and non-problematic from a kashrut point of view? Now look again. The sixth ingredient listed is Belacan, made from fermented shrimp!
An important reminder that one just cannot make assumptions because a product has an “innocent” name!

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4602
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The following health alert is from the FDA dated June 16, 2014.

Vita Food Products, Inc. Chicago, IL is recalling 1,878 pounds of Vita Classic Premium Sliced Smoked Atlantic Salmon due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.
The product has been sold in Hannaford grocery stores in NY, MA, VT, and NH; H-E-B grocery stores in Texas; and Publix grocery stores in AL, FL, GA and SC beginning on April 7, 2014.
The packages are plastic film and vacuum sealed, black in color and bear the Vita logo centered at the bottom. Product from this lot can be identified by a SELL BY AUG 17 2014 date and lot number 00764B, which can be found on the right side on the front of the package. The 4oz size of this product is the only size subject to this recall.
Any consumer who purchased the product with a sell by date and lot number above may request a refund by mailing the product label or a copy of the receipt to Vita Food Products, Inc., Attn: Customer Service, 2222 West Lake Street. Chicago, Illinois 60612. Consumers may also call the company at (800) 989-VITA Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central) with questions.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4601

The following kashrus alert is from Kehilla Kosher of Los Angeles on June 16, 2014.

As of this date, Kosher Bazaar, 6846 Reseda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA is no longer Kehilla supervised.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4600

The following health alert is from the CFIA on June 12, 2014.

The food recall warning issued on June 11, 2014 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. is recalling Madegood brand Chia and Berries Fruit & Nut Bars from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Madegood Chia and Berries Fruit & Nut Bar 36 g Lot#: 1213
Lot#: 0114
Lot#: 0314
6 87456 11103 2
Madegood Chia and Berries Raw Fruit & Nut Bar 12 x 36 g Lot#: 1213
Lot#: 0114
Lot#: 0314
6 87456 11303 6
The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4598

The following health alert is from the FDA on June 11, 2014.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Wegmans Ice in 18 lb. (UPC 77890 29200) and 7 lb. (UPC 77890 29197) bags sold between January 1 and June 10, 2014. This recall has been initiated because the ice may contain metal pieces from a broken part in the machine that produces the ice, posing a possible choking hazard.
The affected bags of Wegmans Ice were sold in Wegmans’ stores located in Pennsylvania (excluding Erie), New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. (Note: This recall does not affect Wegmans Ice sold in the company’s New York State, Massachusetts or Erie, PA stores.)
Wegmans estimates that approximately 6,000 bags of potentially affected ice were sold. The company also confirmed that automated phone calls will be placed to customers who purchased Wegmans ice, using their Shoppers Club card.
Customers may return the product to Wegmans for a full refund. Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs Department toll free at 1 (855) 934-3663 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visit www.wegmans.comdisclaimer icon for a list of all product recalls.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4597

The following milk alleryg alert is from the FDA on June 8, 2014.

Dole Packaged Foods, LLC today announced that it is voluntarily recalling DOLE Garden Soup "Roasted Garlic Tomato Basil", due to an undeclared milk allergen.
The product is a 26 oz. carton with UPC Code 3890002404, Lot Numbers WF14113 and WF14114 ONLY, Best by Oct 23 2015 and Oct 24 2015 respectively. The UPC CODE is on the side panel and the lot number and best by information are printed on the top of the carton.
The recalled product was distributed only in TEXAS through retail grocery stores. No other Dole Packaged Foods products are affected.
Consumers who purchased any of these lots are asked to return to the place of purchase for a full refund.
The company has contacted the retailers to retrieve the affected lots. Replacement stocks of unaffected lots are being shipped.
Retailers and consumers with questions may call the Dole Packaged Foods Consumer Response Center at (800) 232-8888 24 hours a day.

The previous alert can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A4596
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