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The following health alert is from the FDA dated February 19, 2010.

Lovin Oven, LLC of Irwindale, CA announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling certain Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple and Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The bars contain organic toasted soy grits supplied by Thumb Oilseed Producers Cooperative of Ubly, MI. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled bars and no other types of Health Valley brand bars are being recalled. The recalled Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple and Wildberry chewy granola bars are distributed nationally. Further information on the affected lots can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm201351.htm
Consumers who have purchased any products covered by this recall are urged to return them to the store of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns about the recall may call the hotline at 1-800-423-4846 (7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Mountain Time). Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their doctor.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3007

The following kashrus notice is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission on February 19, 2010.

Clementines from Israel have been found at Costco. Please make sure they are tithed before eating them.
Ed. note: See www.kashrut.com/consumer/vegetables/#TITHING

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3006

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council posted on February 20, 2010.

Red Bull "Shots" are NOT recommended by the cRc at this time. Red Bull Original Energy Drinks have been upgraded and are now approved by the cRc.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3005

The following kashrus alert is from the MK on February 19, 2009.

The MK wishes to inform the public that with immediate effect Weston Bakeries products no longer bear MK Kosher Certification.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3004

The following kashrus alert is from the COR on February 18, 2009.

Yogen Fruz Frozen Yogurt Bar products bearing COR 459 were inadvertently labeled without a "dairy" designation. These products are dairy. Corrective measures have been taken.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3003

The following Israeli kashrus alert is from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate translated by the Jerusalem Kosher Newswith additional information provided by the OU on February 16, 2010.

Butter Flavored Pam in Israel is OU-D (as in dairy). The small small print says that the item is only suitable for those who use cholov nochri_ (non-chalav yisrael milk powder).
Ed. note: The OU has reported that the international versions are OUD. Butter Flavored Pam in the US is OU Pareve.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A2999

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council posted on February 17, 2010.

Effective immediately, all products manufactured by Dakota Valley, Willow Lake, South Dakota, are no longer certified by the cRc, even when bearing the cRc. Products packaged under the “Peanotz” label include roasted nuts, soybeans and corn.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3002

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on February 17, 2010.


Several different varieties of Ice Cream under the Harris Teeter label had the dairy - “D” designation inadvertently omitted on the label. The product is indeed dairy, cholov stam.

The following kashrus alert is from the Chicago Rabbinical Council on January 11, 2007.
Hunter Farms and Harris Teeter have inadvertently omitted the "D" dairy designation from the labels of various ice cream flavors. The products are indeed dairy, as stated on the ingredient panel, and are certified cRc D. Future packaging is being corrected.

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A1928

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on February 15, 2010.

Nestle Dairymaid Peppermint Crisp Ice Cream currently bears a BD Diamond logo without a classification. This product is kosher certified and is MILCHIK.
Nestle have acknowledged the error and new packaging will bear the word “Milchik” below the BD diamond logo.

All Nestle Dairymaid Ice Lollies which have the BD Diamond logo, but no classification listed are kosher certified and are PAREV.The following Spar brand products are no longer kosher:

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3001

The following South African kashrus alert is from the Beth Din of Johannesburg on February 15, 2010.

The following Spar brand products are no longer kosher: Spar Ice Cream in a Tub: Fruit of the Forrest and Mint Vanilla

The previous item can be cited with the URL: http://www.kashrut.com/Alerts/?alert=A3000
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