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The following health alert is from the FDA on August 20, 2010.

GloryBee Foods, Inc., Eugene, OR is voluntarily recalling Aunt Patty's brand 5 pound bags of Whole Raw Pistachios and 25 lb. boxes of Specialty Commodities brand Whole Raw Pistachios Kernels, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The Whole Raw Pistachio Kernels were distributed in OR (Western to Central Oregon) and WA (Western Washington) by direct delivery to retail stores and bakeries. Whole Raw Pistachio Kernels were sold to GloryBee Foods, Inc. in 25 lb. boxes from Specialty Commodities, Inc. Labels on these boxes consist of "Packed for Specialty Commodities, Los Angeles, CA. 90010." The sides of the boxes are stamped in red with the lot number 32043. GloryBee Foods, Inc. also re-packed these pistachios into 5 lb. bags (2.27 kg) labeled "Aunt Patty's Whole Raw Pistachios," lot number MG0017400, item number 16046., P/D 07/06/10, and UPC 0 30042 70040 8. Consumers are urged to return all recalled product in stock to GloryBee Foods for a weight-based refund. Please contact Greg Wilson at 1-(800)-456-7923 to arrange delivery and product replacement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. If consumers have redistributed the product identified in this press release, or used the pistachios in the manufacture of another product, GloryBee foods urges the consumer to notify its customers that the pistachios may be contaminated with Salmonella. We encourage you to contact your local FDA district office for assistance in conducting a recall of product distributed and/or manufactured containing these pistachios.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3173

The following kashrus additional information is from Koshertopia and confirmed by the Vaad Hakshrus of Flatbush and posted on August 26, 2010.

The Galil Restaurant 1252 Lexington Ave. New York, NY is now under the hashgacha of the Vaad Hakshrus of Flatbush.


The following kashrus additional information is from Koshertopia with additional information from the KOA and poste on July 22, 2010.

Galil Restaurant, 1252 Lexington Ave is currently under the supervision of the KOA. The KOA has confirmed that supervision is temporary pending Galil finding a more permanent authority for their supervision. As of today the KOA's supervision is until approximately August 10, 2010.


The following kashrus alert is from the OK on July 5, 2010.

Please be advised that as of July 1, 2010 OK KOSHER CERTIFICATION Has withdwawn the certification of Galil Restaurant 1252 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10028.
For more information go to the OK website or contact OK Kosher Certification at 718-756-7500 or info@ok.org.

Ed. note: Contrary to the information on a website, the KOF-K does not currently certify this restaurant.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3125

Eggs are being recalled from a number of plants because of possible health risk from Sammonella. The recalled brands, plant numbers and Julian dates are listed in the Brands Affected document found www.eggsafety.org/mediacenter/alerts/73-recall-affected-brands-and-descriptions.


Consumers who believe they may have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. This recall is of shell eggs only.
Other information on egg safety at www.foodsafety.gov/keep/types/eggs/index.html.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3164

The following kashrus alert is from the Vaad of Denver on August 24, 2010.

Plains Dairy French Onion Dip mistakenly bears a Scroll K symbol. This product is NOT kosher certified and should NOT be used. This error is being corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3171

The following Candian kashrus alert is from the MK on August 23, 2010.

Please be advised that with immediate effect Restaurant El Morocco has sold the location situated at 3450 Drummond, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1Y2 This location is no longer under MK supervision.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3170

The following soy allergy alert is from the FDA on August 18, 2010.

Elie Baking Corp. dba Near East Baking Corporation, 204 N Montello St,, Brockton, Massachusetts is recalling the following:

  • Food City brand, Low Carb Tortilla White, 13.5 oz, 10 count. UPC 0 87848 42002 0
  • Food City brand, Low Carb Tortilla Whole Wheat, 13.5 oz.10 count. UPC 0 87848 42003 0 MFG Date 07/21/10 & MFG Date 07/22/10 stamped on the top left of the bag.
The products may contain undeclared soy. The products were distributed in K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. d/b/a Food City retail stores, in the following states: KY, VA, and TN.
Consumers who have purchased Food City low Carb Tortilla White & whole wheat 10 ct are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company by E- mail: dianag@neareastbakery.com or call collect 508 584 4890. Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3169

The following kashrus alert is from the OK on August 17, 2010.

Please be advised that The DESI FOOD TRUCK (formerly owned by Green Tea), which stops in various locations in Manhattan has an unauthorized OK symbol on the side of the truck. OK Kosher Certification no longer certifies this truck. Any food sold by this is truck is NOT KOSHER. The unauthorized OK symbol is being removed. If you see the truck with the Ok symbol on it call the OK office at 718-756-7500.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3168

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on August 16, 2010.

Golden Grilled Eggplant, Golden Foods, Bensenville, IL: This product mistakenly bears an unauthorized OU symbol and is not kosher certified. Corrective measures are being taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3167

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on August 16, 2010.

Suntree Swiss Mix, Suntree LLC– Orosi, CA: This certified product contains dairy ingredients as listed on the ingredient panel but the dairy designation has been inadvertently omitted. Packaging is being revised.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3166

The following Canadian health alert is from the CFIA on August 15, 2010.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning consumers not to consume Green Onions described below as they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected Green Onions were sold unwrapped with a rubber band. There is no lot code sticker, UPC or product name on the individual bunch of onions. The product was sold on July 30, 31 and August 1, 2010 from Highland Farms Supermarkets, at the following locations in Ontario:

  • 4750 Dufferin Street, North York,
  • 3300 Rutherford Road, Vaughan,
  • 850 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough,
  • 148 Bennett Road, Scarborough,
  • 50 Matheson Boulevard, Mississauga.
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