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The following kashrus alert from the KAJ on May 28, 2010.

In response to poeple's inquiries, KAJ wishes to notify the public that KAJ does not certify any products manufactured or sold by Solash Challah Bakery.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3086

The following health alert is from the FDA on May 27, 2010.

Organicgirl Produce, Salinas, CA is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of 10 oz organicgirl Baby Spinach with an expired Use-by Date of May 22 and Product Code 11A061167 because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes only 336 cases of the 10 oz. package size of organicgirl Baby Spinach with the Use-by Date of May 22 sold in six states: AL, NC, OR, WI, AZ and CA. No other organicgirl Baby Spinach products or other salads are included in the recall. The recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution due to an isolated instance in which a single package of organicgirl Baby Spinach was confirmed positive for Salmonella in a random sample test collected and conducted by a third-party laboratory for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. The precautionary recall action is being conducted to reach retailers as well as consumers although it is unlikely that any of the expired baby spinach products remain in commerce or on grocery store shelves. The recall notification alerts consumers who may still have a potentially affected package of the product at home to immediately discard it.
Consumers in the six states are being asked to check their refrigerators for the 10 oz. package size of organicgirl Baby Spinach with a Use-by Date of May 22 and Product Code of 11A061167. Consumers should not consume the potentially affected product, but rather should discard it. Consumers with questions may call the organicgirl Produce consumer hotline at 831-758-7810, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Retailers are asked to check their inventories and store shelves to confirm that none of the potentially affected product is present or available for purchase by consumers. organicgirl Produce customer service representatives have already contacted retailers in the six states affected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3085

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on May 28, 2010.

The following products from Cinquina S.R.L - Lanciano, Italy mistakenly bear an unauthorized OU symbol and are not kosher:

  • Artichokes, Bruschetta Topping, Pesto Genovese,
  • Sundried Tomatoes, Capers, Capers with Stem.
They are being withdrawn from the marketplace. Consumers spotting these products are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3083

The following kashrus alert is from the Star-K on May 27, 2010.

Packages of Barcelona Yogurt Trail Mix were labeled incorrectly with the Star-K symbol. This product is not STAR-K certified. Corrective action has been taken and a recall of the product has been initiated.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3082

The following kashrus alert is from the OU on May 25, 2010.

America's Choice 26oz Hot Cocoa UPC 7 54807 29069 9 Date Code 05/04/11 MCA, A&P, Montvale, NJ: A limited amount of these canisters inadvertently contain non-kosher marshmallows. Affected product is limited to those products bearing the date code BEST IF USED BY 05/04/11 MCA. Product with the code RCA is correctly labeled.
Consumers should contact their Rabbi to determine the status of utensils that have come in contact with the above product. Consumers spotting this product are requested to contact the Orthodox Union at 212-613-8241 or via email at kashalerts@ou.org.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3081

The following health alert is from the FDA on May 24, 2010.

Fresh Express, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chiquita Brands International, is voluntarily recalling a specific selection of Fresh Express Romaine-based ready-to-eat salads with the expired Use-by Dates of May 13th through May 16th and an "S" in the Product Code because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall extends only to products with these Use-by Dates and Product Codes and sold in the following states: MI, MN, WI, LA, NE, MN, MO, IA, KS, OK, AR, NV, AZ, CA, CO, NM, TX, OR, WA, AL, HI, ID, UT, WY, ND, and SD. No other Fresh Express salads are included in the recall.
The recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution based on an isolated instance in which a single package of Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine Salad with a use by date of May 15 was confirmed positive for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Instructions for Consumers: Check your refrigerator for Fresh Express Romaine-based salads with use-by dates of May 13th through May 16th and an "S" in the Product Code. The Use-by Date is found in the upper right hand corner of the package with the Product Code located immediately underneath. For Fresh Express Gourmet Café Salads, the Use-by Date and Product Code are located on the bottom of the salad bowl. Consumers who may have potentially affected product are asked to make a note of the Use-by Date and Product Code, immediately dispose of the product, and contact a Fresh Express consumer representative toll-free at (800) 242-5472, 24 hours per day, Monday - Friday, to obtain a full refund.
Instructions for Retailers: All Product Codes indicated are well-beyond their Use-by Date, however, retailers are asked to reconfirm with their distribution centers and all individual stores to ensure that no product remains in their inventory or at store locations. A separate letter and instructions will be forwarded to all relevant Fresh Express customers. For additional details, retailers are asked to contact their Fresh Express customer service representative.
List of recalled items is at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm213247.htm.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3080

The following health alert is from the FDA on May 21, 2010.

Caldwell Fresh Foods, of Maywood, CA, is voluntarily recalling all alfalfa sprouts manufactured under the Caldwell Fresh Foods, Nature's Choice, and California Exotics brands, because the alfalfa sprouts may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled alfalfa sprouts are labeled and packaged as follows:

  • Caldwell Fresh Foods - 4-ounce plastic cups and one pound plastic bags, and 2-pound and 5 pound plastic bags in cardboard boxes with sticker affixed with the printed words Caldwell Fresh Foods.
  • Nature's Choice - 4-ounce plastic cups
  • California Exotics brands - 5-ounce plastic clamshell containers
The alfalfa sprouts were distributed to a variety of restaurants, delicatessens and retailers nationwide. In California, our products are sold at Kings Super Market, Numero Uno Stores, Cárdenas Markets, Trader Joe's Stores, Gonzalez Northgate Markets, Wal-Mart stores Jons Markets, and Canton Foods. Caldwell Fresh Foods alfalfa sprouts not affected by this recall will have a bright, round, green sticker affixed to the lids and labels. Consumers who are experiencing illness after consuming our sprouts should seek medical attention. Consumers that have purchased alfalfa sprouts manufactured by Caldwell Fresh Foods are urged to return them to the place of purchase for refund or dispose of them. Consumers with questions may contact Maurie Thomas at (323) 589-5008 from 4 am to 4 pm (PST) or (562) 858-1201 (24 hours).
The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3079

The following kashrus alert is from the cRc on May 17, 2010..

Three cakes were sold from the Jewel Osco on Howard Street that were mistakenly labeled Pareve. The brand name of the cake is La Romme and they had blue labels. The varieties were Cheese Crumbcake and Dolce de Leche. The cakes are under the Supervision of Rabbi Breslauer of Monsey and are Cholov Yisrael and Pas Yisrael.

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The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3078

The following kashrus alert from the OK Kosher Certification and the Star-K on May 11, 2010.

Please be advised that as of May 11, 2010, OK Kosher Certification no longer certifies Pizza Mania, (Hallandale Beach, FL).

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3077

The following Canadian kashrus alert is from the COR on May 12, 2010.

The following products made by Wolfe Honey Company were inadvertently labeled with a COR symbol: .

  • Amazing Dads Organic BBQ Sauce Honey Lemon Raspberry
  • Amazing Dads Organic BBQ Sauce Honey Garlic
These products are not kosher. Corrective measures have been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3076
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