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Kosher alert on Altman and Ta’am Teva Supplements

January 31, 2018 - from the cRc

Effective January 1, 2018, the cRc no longer certifies any products produced by Altman or Ta’am Teva. Altman is a producer of various vitamins and nutritional supplements.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6237

Information on kosher breads in the Atlanta area

January 7, 2018 - The following information is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission

Recently Sara Lee and Arnolds have discontinued several kosher breads. Below are some certified breads that do not have a kosher symbols on the package but are certified when bearing the correct company code.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6236

Kanan Enterprises Conducts Voluntary Recall of Southern Grove Unsalted Almond Due to Undeclared Wheat and Soy

January 2, 2018 from the FDA:

Kanan Enterprises announces the voluntary recall of Southern Grove Unsalted Almond 14 oz., Best By SEP 25 2018 KN due to the presence of wheat and soy that are not listed as ingredients.

The only item that is affected by this recall is Southern Grove Almond Unsalted, a 14 ounce stand up pouch bag with a UPC 0 41498 24647 1 and a date code of Best By SEP 25 2018 KN. No other products or date codes are affected. Product was distributed at ALDI stores in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

We were notified by our customer that wasabi almonds were packaged in a bag of Southern Grove Unsalted Almonds.

Consumers with this reported product should not consume this product. They should destroy it or return the product to their local ALDI store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should call 1-800-860-5464, 8:15 am – 5:00pm EST, Monday – Friday

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6234

Kosher Alert Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen Aventura Mall

February 6, 2018 from the OU:

Zuuk is a foodservice establishment that operates restaurants in Aventura and Miami. Zuuk Aventura (Aventura Mall) posted signs that have an OU symbol. The Orthodox Union does not certify Zuuk. The Orthodox Union is implementing corrective actions.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6233

Kosher Alert Woodard's Chocolate; Woodard's Water Crackers; Bogaerts Chocolate

February 6, 2018 from the OU:

Woodard's; Bogaerts Chocolate Bars (any); Water Crackers (any), The Baskets Group, Toronto ON have an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Woodard's Chocolates, Bogaerts Chocolates and Woodard's Water Crackers. Some of these products bear an unauthorized OU mark. Corrective actions are being implemented.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6232

Kosher Alert Tel Aviv Cafe,at the JCC (Getzville branch), Amherst, NY

February 5, 2018 from the BCK:

The 'TEL AVIV CAFE' located at the JCC (Getzville branch) in Amherst, New York (a suburb of Buffalo, NY) is no longer certified by the BVK.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6230

Kashrut alert on Sparta Gourmet Brand Kalamata Olives

January 23, 2018 from the Star-K:

Please be aware that Sparta Gourmet brand kalamata olives, produced in Greece, and distributed by Vordonia Enterprises, New York, bear an unauthorized STAR-K.
The STAR-K does not certify this product.
Corrective action is being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6228

Kosher Alert Tropiway Fufu Flour

February 2, 2018 from the OU:

Tropiway Fufu Flour products, Tropical Foods Co., Inc. Clifton SC has an unauthorized OU:
The Orthodox Union does not certify any Tropiway products. Some Tropiway Fufu Flour products bear an unauthorized OU. Corrective actions are being implemented. If you see this product in the marketplace with an OU symbol, please provide details to kosherq@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6229

Kosher Alert: Wafu

January 31, 2018, - From the MK:

The MK wishes to inform the public that the Wafu is no longer under MK certification with immediate effect.
Products with an MK mark are kosher.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6226

Kashrus information on Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice

January 30 2018 from the OU in response to a question from the editor:

"Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice is labeled OUD, but in fact, its true status, at the present time, is DE (Dairy Equipment).
What does DE mean? Parve products made with heat on dairy equipment may be eaten after meat, but not with meat.
Some kashrus agencies use a DE symbol, but the OU has chosen not to use a DE designation because it is felt it may be confusing to the kosher consumer. Also, to be a true DE product, the equipment must be properly cleaned of residue after dairy production, and that level of cleanliness is sometimes difficult to maintain and guarantee.
Please note that it is possible that the manufacturer will reformulate this product and add a true dairy ingredient. You will not be able to know this, since the OUD kosher symbol will remain the same. We recommend that you call our office every 3 months to reconfirm the DE status of this product."

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A6225
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